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Level-5 CEO Says Ni no Kuni II’s Scale Has Gotten Massive, Keeping An Adult Audience In Mind



While we didn’t get to see anything new from Ni no Kuni II during this year’s Level-5 Vision event, company CEO Akihiro Hino shared an update on its development in a recent interview with IGN Japan.


How’s the development status on Ni no Kuni: Revenant Kingdom?

Akihiro Hino, Level-5 President and CEO: We’re working hard on it. Its scale is so massive, I believe it’s the title that probably has the most staff members from Level-5 working on it at the moment.


The previous title was a game that parent and child could play together—what about this one?

Hino: It’ll be a game that you can play normally on your own. Looking back at the previous game, with the protagonist and setting in mind, its content was very much geared towards adults, but the visuals did look a bit like it was for kids. It may have looked too much like it was for kids, and while we may have another young boy as the protagonist this time around, we’re being careful so that we can make it into something that will completely feel like it can be played by adults. As far as the world and setting goes, it’ll be something that both adults and children could get into, just like a Studio Ghibli anime.


Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is in development for PlayStation 4. A release date or window has yet to be announced.

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