Review: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – A Sublime Port Of An Awesome Adventure

Ding Dong Delightful.

Level-5’s Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom originally released on PS4 back in March 2018 to pretty much unanimous critical praise, and playing it now in this latest Switch iteration, it’s really not too hard to see why. This is a wonderfully well-crafted adventure that hits the ground running, nails pretty much every single gameplay mechanic it introduces across its 50-hour core campaign and, we’re happy to report, lands on Nintendo’s hybrid console in truly excellent condition.

Set some 100 years after the events of Wrath of the White Witch, this sequel kicks off with an explosion in an unnamed, US-like city that knocks President Roland Crane unconscious, during which time he’s magically transported to the colourful kingdom of Ding Dong Dell. Struggling to understand what’s just occurred, Roland is dragged immediately into an ongoing coup, taking up arms alongside House of Tildrum’s teenage king (and walking hair disaster) Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum as he attempts to escape the clutches of the evil Mausinger and his armed thugs.

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