Join the young king Evan on a grand adventure that blurs the line of animated feature film and video game in Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition, launching on Xbox, Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass today.
As a king, Evan bears the responsibility of great power. He’ll personally set forth and do battle to unite and save his people in this action RPG. However, the king’s duty does not end there. As part of the main game, Evan must also develop his empire in a city simulator-like Kingdom Management mode, and lead his army in a real-time-strategy like Skirmish mode.
These two modes will become important parts of Evan’s journey as he works to demonstrate his leadership on and off the battlefield, so read on for a dive into how they work and a couple of tips to get you started.
Kingdom Management Mode
After a certain point in the story, Evan will be able to sit upon his throne to initiate Kingdom Management mode. Starting from a small humble town, you will help Evan lead his people by choosing which buildings to construct and assigning citizens to work on their respective sections.
Each building will provide significant conveniences or bonuses to your kingdom. Some buildings constructed in Kingdom Management mode are the sole source of some rare items.
Citizens will drive upgrades and research in Evan’s kingdom. Each citizen has their own specialty and bonus that will make them more suited for one job or the other. It’ll be Evan’s job as king to make this assessment and decision.
Pro Tip: Prioritize the Evermore Spellworks if magic is more appealing to you. This building will allow you to upgrade and research new spells!
To build and expand his kingdom, Evan must demonstrate his tactical prowess by leading his army against other enemy armies in a real-time-strategy-like mode called Skirmish mode. In this mode, Evan will command up to 4 units of soldiers. Each soldier type is easily distinguished by the color of their uniform.
Pro Tip: Solider type effectiveness is also determined by weapon type. For example, Swords are strong against Hammers, Hammers are strong against Spears, and Spears are strong against Swords. In other words, Sword > Hammer > Spears > Sword. Bows are strong against all weapon types, but vulnerable to melee attackers.
In Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition, Evan will need a versatile skill set to successfully embrace his role as king. How will you choose to rise to the occasion?
Enjoy the game on Xbox Game Pass today, which includes all the DLCs that introduce new gameplay and story content; Adventure Pack, The Lair of the Lost Lord, and The Tale of a Timeless Tome. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Windows.
Ni no Kuni™ II: Revenant Kingdom – The Prince’s Edition
Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.
– Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (full game)
– Expansions that add hours of additional gameplay
– Prince’s Equipment Pack
Join the young king, Evan, as he sets out on an epic quest to found a new kingdom, unite his world, and save its people from a terrible evil.
Embark on this unforgettable adventure, which blurs the line between animated feature film and video game. Developed by LEVEL-5, Ni no Kuni II features enchanting character design from the legendary artist Yoshiyuki Momose and a stirring soundtrack composed by the world-famous Joe Hisaishi.
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