In case you forgot, Ni No Kuni II is still in development. Level-5 studio founder Akihiro Hino talked to IGN Japan about the project, and how its production is coming along.
IGN JAPAN: How’s development for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom coming along?
HINO: We’re making it with all our might. The scale has gotten huge, and I think the title that has impacted the most Level-5 staff is Ni no Kuni II.
IGN JAPAN: The previous entry was a game parents could play with their children. What about this one?
HINO: This one is turning out to be a regular single player [game]. Reflecting on the previous one, the portrayal of the main character and the content was very much aimed at adults, but the visuals ended up looking a little like they were for children.
Because it seemed it was aiming too much at kids, and even though the hero is also a young boy this time, we’ve been careful in establishing this something adults can totally played by adults. As for the universe we’re creating, it’s like a Ghibli anime in that is easy for both adults and children to enter.
Ni No Kuni II has yet to receive a release date. The game was originally unveiled last December, but it didn’t make an appearance at this year’s E3.
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