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Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom’s handsome collector’s editions revealed

Vinyl, art and music boxes showcased ahead of pre-orders going live today

Hi Ni No Kuni fans, I am Pierre Tartaix, Product Manager at Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe. I’m the lucky guy working on Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom and I’m sure the game is going to be an unforgettable adventure for you who will play it.

Today, I’ve been given the chance to talk about the different editions of Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom that we’ve been creating for our European players. We have spent weeks gathering magical energy and condensing it to create the Prince’s and the King’s Editions.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

In the Prince’s Edition, you will find the full game (no kidding), a superb steelbook case, and the Season Pass that will grant you access to two expansions of the game as soon as they are released.

This Prince’s Edition also comes with The Kingmakers, a ‘making-of’ Blu-ray disc that features interviews with Level-5 CEO and game director Akihiro Hino; the former Studio Ghibli animator Yoshiyuki Momose and the anime legendary composer Joe Hisaishi. This talented team – as well as many people from Level-5 - have already worked on the original Ni No Kuni to achieve the huge success most PlayStation 3 players know… or should know.

We also prepared a Digital Prince’s Edition featuring the game + Season Pass bundle which is also available on PlayStation Store for those of you who prefer to keep it 100% digital.

And now, hail to the king!

Dear hardcore fans of Ni No Kuni, we have prepared what we hope will be the collector’s edition of your dream with the very limited King’s Edition.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Imagine a beautifully illustrated big box, wrapped in an original artwork and filled with everything from the Prince’s Edition, and on top of that The Art of Ni No Kuni, a 148-page hardcover artbook featuring drawings, artworks and concept arts from both Momose-san and Level-5, and as a crowning final piece, add an 11″ vinyl record, The Themes of Ni No Kuni, featuring the game’s main theme composed by Hisaishi-san and wrapped in an exclusive gatefold that reveals a pop-up artwork.

Then you look closely at the visual above and say, ‘but where is the king?’ and at the same time, a crystalline tune reaches your ears as an introduction to reveal The Evolution of a King, a 20cm-tall rotating music-box that plays the game’s main theme and presents two iconic scenes from the story of King Evan.

I’m personally very proud of the music box we created together with Level-5 because it perfectly depicts the rags to riches road that Evan follows along the game story. I can’t wait to read your comments about it, and I secretly hope that you’ll love it as much as I do!

This presentation of the editions of Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t mention the Standard edition, available for pre-order at your favourite retailer or straight from PlayStation Store.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom

Talking about the pre-order, don’t forget that if you place yours with participating retailers – including the digital edition at PlayStation Store - you will receive a special swords set to help Evan and Roland in their quest.

We hope you’re excited about these editions and please let us know your opinion in the comments.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will launch 19th January 2018 with both English and Japanese voice-over and subtitles available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.

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King edition is as good as bought. I’m buying the digital version too. Uhm just one thing, please don’t give bonuses to the US version a week before release. That felt like a slap in face with the wizard edition of the original. The US box was better too.

Still I can’t wait. Ni No Kuni is my favourite ps3 game.

nice effort, hope the price of the king edition will not like square enix’s ones… but most importantly i hope the game will be better at handling and managing all the captured animals you got, cos it was a bit repetitive , maybe too many creatures i dunnno what is the good balance… but i’ll buy at least the prince ed. for sure. physical for sure.

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There isn’t all those captured animals anymore. It is more like elemental pikmin.

Looks great, then I noticed ‘Season Pass’. Is it possible for any developer to release a full game without one these days? Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be picking this up on release day, but slightly aggrieved to have to pay an additional £15-£25 for a season pass to play the whole game.

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Amen Bro. But as long as lemmings keep buying those passes we’re gonna have to get used to seeing more and more content being taken out of our games :(

MiseryPrincess 08 August, 2017 @ 15:52
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It’s kind of weird they write “full game” on the disk and then have the “season pass” next to it. So it’s not actually the “full game” then is it..

It’s so rare that DLC is worth it’s price. Usually it feels like less polished b-grade content to me, so I don’t even bother with wasting my time or money on extra content. I’m happy nowadays when they don’t put in useless grinding or luck-based unlocks to sell microtransactions.

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Where can O pre-order the King’s Edition? I want that SO bad!

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Pre-ordered it at shopto.

TentaclePudding 08 August, 2017 @ 14:35
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Game will be a must-buy. You know what will be even better? A remaster of the original Ni No Kuni for PS4!

That’s great news :)

I want the King’s edition – How can I preorder it? (sites and-or time)?

MiseryPrincess 08 August, 2017 @ 15:39
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Just make sure to not give exclusivity to a certain retailer who places no limits on purchases like happens with all the other Bandai Namco releases. All that happens is the same few shady resellers buy 50 of them each and then try and sell them on for 10x as much.

It’s happened with all your exclusive to a certain retailer collections editions and will just happen again.

MiseryPrincess 08 August, 2017 @ 15:48
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Also would it be possible to include a digital download (or a CD) of the soundtrack at least?

I get the gimmick of having a format no one uses anymore, but it’s basically just a useless coaster to the vast majority of people and even if you can play it, it degrades and sounds kind of crappy. A digital/CD would allow people to actually make use of the music and have the gimmick.

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – King’s Edition is up for pre-order at game for £159.99

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom – Princes Edition ONLY AT GAME £99.99

That King edition looks amazing.

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Is that a joke? £100 for the steelbook edition?

alex_preston_90 08 August, 2017 @ 18:33
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£100 for a steelbook is a disgrace and £150 for the collectors edition. It’s simply taking advantage of collectors.

Thats game for you shopto has the king’s edition for £149.86

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Thanks for the heads up, now preordered

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So I just wanted to say well done to the team at Namco Bandai in designing these beauties!

I was lucky enough to get a White Witch edition for the 1st one which I still treasure- I’ve pre-ordered the King edition and can’t wait for this stunner!!

It took me at least a few minutes to notice it includes a vinyl of the soundtrack too- wow! Now I need a record player ha!

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P.S. Please support the game with avatars and dynamic theme(s)! I’d love a Drippy avatar.

Most of the time I tell myself that I “buy it later” when I have more money.. (when it comes to special editions) Problem is, they are always sold out early and the price goes up, and up, and up.. And up. So this time I actually acted fast. Can’t wait! One of the best games the past years

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