Ni no Kuni II Game's Golden Joystick Awards Trailer Streamed

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Trailer for PS4, PC game doesn't list game's previously revealed release date

Bandai Namco Entertainment began streaming a "The Light May Yet Return" trailer for its and Level-5's Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom PlayStation 4 and PC game on Friday. The company had screened the trailer at the 35th Golden Joystick Awards event on Friday.

The video doesn't mention the game's release date, and the description on the video lists a general 2018 release date. The game is currently slated for worldwide release on January 19. Bandai Namco Entertainment initially announced in June that the game would ship on November 10, but delayed the game to improve the quality.

The game's Steam page, PlayStation page, European website, and Japanese website still list a January 19 release date.

The game's "King's Edition" in Europe comes with a season pass for all future DLCs, a "Prince's Equipment pack" for digital in-game items, a steelbook case, an animated music box, a vinyl record including the game's main theme by Joe Hisaishi, an artbook, and a making-of Blu-ray Disc.

The game's "Prince's Edition" includes a steelbook case, a making-of Blu-ray Disc, a season pass, and the "Prince's Equipment Pack."

Those who pre-order the game will receive a digital sword set.

Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino, artist Yoshiyuki Momose (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko), and Hayao Miyazaki's longtime collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) are all returning for story and general direction, character designs, and music, respectively.

Level-5 debuted the fantasy role-playing game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in 2011, after a Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi game for Nintendo DS in 2010 and a game for Japanese phones. Namco Bandai Games then released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch outside Japan in 2013. The RPG featured cut scenes from Studio Ghibli, although Ghibli was not specifically mentioned on the new sequel's staff.

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