Ni No Kuni II: hands-on preview

Ni No Kuni II: hands-on preview

Sep 24, 2017

What will come as no surprise to anyone who played the previous Ni no Kuni game is that Revenant Kingdom looks beautiful. The art style can be described as a 3D implementation of the Studio Ghibli aesthetic; simple, clean character designs in gorgeously detailed, vibrant worlds. But Ni no Kuni II is a significant visual improvement on its predecessor. The first...

Ni No Kuni will finally bring JRPGs to PS3

Ni No Kuni will finally bring JRPGs to PS3

Oct 19, 2010

One of the glaring problems of this generation of consoles has been its failure to produce truly great traditional Japanese RPGs. Certainly there have been plenty of solid efforts, and the likes of Lost Odyssey, Eternal Sonata, Resonance of Fate and Final Fantasy XIII all have their charms. We have even had excellent deviations from the standard style of...

TGS 2010: Ni No Kuni DS hands-on impressions

TGS 2010: Ni No Kuni DS hands-on impressions

Sep 20, 2010

If there were any doubts that the DS version of Ni No Kuni was going to be something special, they can safely be put to rest. Ni No Kuni has perhaps the most interesting and unique peripheral ever to be integral to playing a game; a spell book. This isn’t a digital representation tucked away in an item menu – this is a real, full-sized, beautifully...

Ni No Kuni PlayStation 3 trailer

Professor Layton developer, Level 5 and popular Japanese animator, Studio Ghibli have released a trailer for the recently announced PS3 version of their RPG Ni No Kuni, and it looks fantastic. The game looks very reminiscent of what we’d imagine a HD Pokemon would be like, with little critters of varying cuddliness ratings beating the loveliness out of each...