New Ni no Kuni II Characters Revealed in Latest Trailer

Bandai Namco will be showing off Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom at gamescom 2017, and have released a brand new trailer that introduces never before seen characters. The two new characters shown off in the trailer (which we’ve embedded below) are named Nerea and Leander. Nerea is the “beautiful queen of Thalassea,” which is the Kingdom of the Sea. She’s protected by a sea guardian called Brineskimmer. Leander, on the other hand, is Nerea’s loyal adviser that is known for being “cold-hearted and extremely tactical.”

Check out the gamescom 2017 trailer below:

For more on Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom check out our hands-on E3 2017 preview:

Ni no Kuni II’s kingdom mode will allow you to build and customize your kingdom, recruiting characters and townspeople to acquire resources and make your kingdom your own. It’s unclear how in depth this kingdom mode will go, but in some ways just hearing about it reminds me of Dark Cloud and collecting bits and pieces to build the towns. Given that this mode is all new to Revenant Kingdom, it will be very interesting to see how they apply it to the Ni no Kuni gameplay.

I can’t wait for more Ni no Kuni. Even if we weren’t to see any more details until release, Ni no Kuni II is looking like a day one purchase for me. With so many hidden details that we’re sure to hear more about over the coming months, I can only get so excited before needing to get my hands on another Ghibli-styled grand adventure.

Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom releases on January 19, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and PC.