Yes, Ni No Kuni 2 is coming to Switch on the 17th of September, 2021, and even better, it looks like it’s going to have a physical version, too. Now that’s what we like to hear!
Ni No Kuni 2 begins with the President of a real-world Earth country being transported to a magical kingdom where every person is also sort of an animal as well. It’s goofy, sure — especially as the main villain is a rodent — but in true Level-5 style, it’s a fantastically well-localised game that’s brimming with heart, and a brilliant soundtrack to boot.
Sadly, young Drippy from the first game — everyone’s favourite Welsh sidekick — has been replaced by Lofty, the illegitimate and impossible lovechild of Lisa Simpson and Ponyo. He’s still Welsh, though! Cymru am byth!!
There’s more good news: the Switch version of the game, called “Prince’s Edition”, will include all the DLC: The Adventure Pack, The Lair of the Lost Lord, and The Tale of a Timeless Tome, as well as the “Prince’s Equipment Pack”, which will include a few cool weapons, items, and some hideous Lofty-themed jewellery.
In case you’re wondering about the DLC:
The Tale of a Timeless Tome includes new stories, new Martial Methods, and new dungeons.
The Lair of the Lost Lord includes a new Martial Method, new stories, and a 100-level dungeon which requires you to be quite high-level to play.
The Adventure Pack includes a new dungeon, new outfits, and new items.
The DLC is not particularly well-reviewed, in large part due to the fact that it focuses on the grindy, slightly boring dungeons, rather than the much more interesting main areas of the game, but you won’t be paying extra for them, at least.
So, how about it? Are you excited to experience the Ghibli-esque wonder of Ni No Kuni on Switch? Let us know in the comments!