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Ni no Kuni 2 comes to Switch this September

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Don’t worry, the President is still here

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom — Prince’s Edition will come to the Nintendo Switch on Sept. 17, publisher Bandai Namco announced Thursday. This new edition is a re-release of the beloved 2018 RPG, and comes with the game’s two post-launch DLC packs: The Lair of the Lost Lord and Tale of a Timeless Tome. The Prince’s Edition will cost $59.99.

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom follows the story of a young prince, Evan Pettywhisker Tildrum. Evan is the ruler of Ding Dong Dell, but his advisors depose him, forcing Evan to wander the fantasy world of Ni no Kuni 2, working to reunite the lands and retake the throne. Oh, and Evan’s righthand man and counselor, Roland, is the President of Union (the United States of America) who was teleported to Ding Dong Dell under unknown circumstances. He has a gun.

The DLC packs expand the original game in a few meaningful ways. The Lair of the Lost Lord adds The Labyrinth area, some new quests, and some combat additions. Tale of a Timeless Tome is an adventure that takes place in Evan’s dreams. This pack also adds more combat options, a new story campaign, and a battle arena. Developer Level 5 and Bandai Namco released the The Lair of the Lost Lord and Tale of a Timeless Tome in 2018 and 2019, respectively.

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom has a vibrant style, even if it’s notably different from the original Ni no Kuni, which boasted Studio Ghibli as a co-developer. It’s a faster-paced game than the original Ni no Kuni, and well-suited for adults, despite its cutesy aesthetic. Polygon’s own review stated that “Ni no Kuni 2 is a surprisingly political game that is more in conversation about real-world conditions than you might expect.”

With Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom making the jump to the Nintendo Switch, fans are about to have access to one of the most charming JRPGs out there on the go.