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Ni no Kuni II Details On Kingdom Building And A Teaser About A Major New System

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Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino recently got together with Famitsu to share the latest on his company’s new RPG, Ni no Kuni II, in an interview for the magazine. [Thanks, Hachima.]

 

Here’s a key highlight from the interview:

 

Kingdom Building in Ni no Kuni II is definitely a major subject, but could you tell us about any new systems in terms of game play?

Akihiro Hino, CEO: A new system that is precisely for the kingdom building will appear. That said, you’re not going to actually build kingdoms yourself, but it’s a system that revolves around placing staff [to construct]. Players will get to decide on what kind of kingdoms they’ll make, so they’ll get to enjoy having their own kingdoms that are different from other players’.

 

Again this is a different element from the kingdom building, but the field maps are being drawn in diorama-like fashion, and there’s a very big secret to it that involves one other “major new system.”

 

I can’t say more about it, but this single system alone is enough to make you want to make a game around it, and it’s a highly anticipated system for us.

 

What about the Japanese language cast?

Hino: I can’t share any hints now, but we plan to bring in super luxurious talent for it.

 

It’s also noted that Ni no Kuni II’s development is currently at 45% complete.

 

Ni no Kuni II is expected to release in 2017 for PlayStation 4 and PC.

Sato
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