Konami still hasn’t said anything about bringing Ninety-Nine Nights II overseas, but it’s pretty much confirmed for North America. The ESRB rated it “M” and shed some light on the hack and slash sequel.
Thanks to the description, we have actual details about Ninety-Nine Nights II. The sequel will have five warriors, it’s gorier than the first game, and a female demon boss is responsible for the nudity content descriptor. Spoilerific details follow below.
Players enter a world of darkness, a world in which war has been waged for close to 99 days, and it is players’ goal to get rid of the darkness. In this fantasy-action game, players control five warriors who use their weapons and magic to battle the armies of darkness and kill the Lord of Darkness. Gameplay mainly involves hack-and-slash combat in which players use swords, clubs, and magic to kill hordes of enemy soldiers at a frenetic pace. Some attacks cause enemies to fly and flail in the air; other attacks lead to jets of blood and torsos strewn on the battlefield. And darkness does not obscure the blood srpay that sometimes shoots out of enemy soldiers during cutscenes (a major factor for the Mature rating): In one sequence, an armor-clad warrior impales several enemy knights (of darkness), withdrawing his sword in slow-motion amidst trailing spurts of red blood. Consumers may also wish to know that a female demon-like creature with sprouting tentacles does appear topless (i.e., its nipples are clearly visible).
In addition to switching publishers from Microsoft to Konami, Ninety-Nine Nights II has a different developer. Feelplus, the studio behind Lost Odyssey, is handling Ninety-Nine Nights II instead of Phantagram. Japan is scheduled to get the game this spring.