Developer Netmarble has announced that they will be developing a mobile game based on Level-5's Ni No Kuni series of games. The game, which will be shown off at the G-Star 2019 event in Busan, South Korea November 14 -17 will feature gameplay in which players can cooperate with one another in in-game communities called Kingdoms and attempt to grow their guilds to progress. Players will also be able to capture and train monsters to join them in their quests.
Beginning in 2010 with the Japan-exclusive DS game, Ni No Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn, and going worldwide with the game's enhanced Playstation 3 port Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch the Ni No Kuni franchise has grown to be one of developer Level-5's longest lasting and most highly regarded series. Featuring animated cutscenes produced by the legendary Studio Ghibli, best known as the studio behind the many films of Hayao Miyazaki. and an original score produced by Joe Hisaishi, Wraith of the White Witch received positive reviews upon its release in the west in 2011, and would eventually go on to spawn a sequel for the PC and Playstation 4 in 2018 called Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom. More recently, Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch has been ported to PC and 8th generation consoles.
All games in the series have featured a focus on companion creatures or spirits. Wrath of the White Witch had familiars, and Ni No Kuni 2 had higgledies, while this new phone game will have spirits called Imazan that you can train and adventure with. We expect to hear more about this in November so stay tuned to TechRaptor.
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