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Ni no Kuni

On Thursday, Ni no Kuni will be making its way to Switch. Get a look at some footage as captured by GameXplain below.

Bandai Namco has released a new launch trailer for Ni no Kuni, which arrives on Switch this Friday. Give it a look below.

System: Switch
Release date: September 20, 2019
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Bandai Namco

Okay, full disclosure: I’m something of an uncultured swine when it comes to JRPGs. The closest I ever got to a JRPG obsession growing up was the obligatory copy of Pokemon that saw me through many a car journey – oh, that and Persona 4. Having said that, I have always been able to appreciate the objective level of polish and nuance that seemed baked into the genre’s foundations. Having said that though, my last attempt at getting on board with JRPGs was Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – an objectively fantastic game – that forced my three remaining brain cells to run in circles kicking each other up the backside. This was thanks to a bevy of layered systems and mechanics, that quickly proved far too much for an utter dunce such as myself. It was with a certain apprehension, then, that I put myself forward to review Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – an absolute unabashed JRPG through and through. Developed by Level-5 and originally released back in 2013, the game drew rave reviews at launch, and it’s a title that I have had constantly recommended to me as a potential gateway-drug to a problematic full-on JRPG addiction. I was honestly a little intimidated jumping into the game’s 50-hour campaign, but I persevered, and after only a short while with Ni no Kuni, all of my initial trepidation melted away into joy.

Level-5 is gearing up for the release of Ni no Kuni on Switch with a new Japanese commercial. Check out the advert below.

A new pre-order bonus has been revealed for Ni no Kuni on Switch. Copies will include a reversible cover sleeve, according to Bandai Namco.

Ni no Kuni launches for Switch on September 20. You can pre-order the RPG on Amazon at a discount here.


Amazon has slashed the price of pre-orders for the Switch version of Ni no Kuni. The RPG will cost $49.99 at launch, but is currently available for $41.86. That’s just a smidge over $8 in savings.

If interested, you can pre-order Ni no Kuni for Switch on Amazon here.