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Ni no Kuni is coming to Switch, getting remastered for PC, PS4

Return to the original 2013 title

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is coming to Nintendo Switch alongside a remastered version for Playstation 4 and Windows PC. Bandai Namco announced that 2013’s Ni no Kuni will be getting its time in the sun after the successful reception of Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom in 2016.

While the PC and PS4 versions will be remastered, the original version of the game will be released on Nintendo Switch for Ni no Kuni on the go. Both versions of the title will release on Sept. 20.

The remastered version will run at 1080p resolution, 60 frames per second. The Switch version of the game will run at 720p resolution and 30 fps. The game retains the original mechanics and systems; the world is unchanged except for the graphical fidelity.

Ni no Kuni, originally released on PlayStation 3, and its sequel aren’t narratively part of the same story; it’s not necessary to play the first to understand Ni no Kuni 2. They’re each excellent JRPGs, so players will get a new chance to jump into the original 2013 title and experience it with better graphics or on the portable Switch system. It’s a great way to get some extra Studio Ghibli in your life, as the famous animation studio was part of the production of Ni no Kuni.

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