Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch came out in the West back in 2013 for the Playstation 3 and have long since been called one of the must plays for the system. Wrath of the White Witch followed Oliver, a young boy who finds out that he has the ability to travel to an alternate world after his mother’s passing. In this world are versions of the people and even animals that he knows back home, called “soulmates”, with the two being connected. One of these people he learns of Alicia, a powerful sage who looks exactly like his mother. In his journey to try and save Alicia (and as a result, his mother), Oliver is joined by Mr. Drippy, a fairy, Esther, the daughter of a great sage, and Swaine, who initially appears to be a common thief.
Players can partner up with a wide range of familiars to help fight for them, with each character being able to carry up to 3 familiars. While it’s a bit reminiscent of games like Pokemon, the game takes place in real time. Ni No Kuni is perhaps best known for having Studio Ghibli (the studio that works on Miyazaki films) produced its animate cut scenes.
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom which will be exclusively on the Playstation 4, features a new cast with Evan, a young king and Roland, who appears to transport to his world, much like Oliver did. However, no mentions have been made to the original cast’s return. Check out the trailer below: