Level-5 have released a trailer for the sequel to Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The new video features a trip through the world map, to a place called CloudCoil Canyon, and a battle with Thogg the “Woolly Bully”. Thogg resembles a silverback gorilla combined with a bull.
The battle style also seems to have shifted significantly, compared to the first game. Each hero no longer has a single familiar that they command in battle. Instead, the heroes battle alongside a small army of identical monsters, similar to Nintendo’s Pikmin games, where a team of Pikmin combined their abilities to accomplish tasks.
Ni No Kuni: Revenant Kingdom is set for a 2017 release.
Ronja the Robber’s Daughter, a children’s book written by Astrid Lindgren, received an anime adaptation in 2014. Lindgren’s book received previous adaptations, namely a 1984 fantasy film in Sweedish, a 1994 musical in German, and a subsequent German stage production that ran from 1993 to 2004. An English voice cast dubbing of the anime is set to debut on Amazon prime on January 27.
What sets this anime apart, somewhat, as unique is animation from Studio Ghibli.
The animation, co-produced with Polygon Pictures, results in anime that resembles Studio Ghibli’s work on the Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch role playing game for Playstation 3. With a Sequel to the first Ni No Kuni title on the way in 2017, this might be a good chance to see the studio work their animation skills in a similar, but different, context.
The trailer for Ronja the Robber’s Daughter is available in limited regions:
This weekend I will be traveling to the Supanova Pop Culture Expo, where there will be comics, cosplay, anime, manga, and special guests.
Since I will be strolling around the convention, I won’t have time for a regular Saturday post – unless I am lucky.
I have a special post today to make up for the limited time: a plushie of the Toko from Ni No Kuni, which I made for my birthday.
Expect more photos of him this weekend, in addition to some (not that good, but OK) Cosplay photos.