Following yesterday’s trailer, publisher Bandai Namco and developer Level-5 have released new information and screenshots for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom‘s second large-scale downloadable content, “The Tale of a Timeless Tome,” which will launch on March 19.
Get the details below.
■ 01. Character Episodes: Delve Into Each Character’s Past
The Conductor that Evan meets in his dreams teaches him “Mind Picker,” magic that gives shape to memories. By using “key items” created with that magic, it is said to be possible to open a door that leads to a “Memory Lane” swirling with a person’s memories.
A small, toy-like ring shaped by memories. Its owner is Queen Nerea, who is always adorned with expensive items. The Nerea you meet in this Memory Lane seems to be preparing for a wedding ceremony, but…!?
Chic earrings that shaped by memories. These are worn by Aranella. In this Memory Lane, Evan and the others encounter Aranella, but it seems that the memory is somehow interrupted before the coup d’etat.
■ 02. High Higgledies: The Keys to the Story
High Higgledies are special beings born from people’s emotions. Though they dwell in the heart of one’s memories and thoughts, they seem to be exposed to the threat of the Nightmares. Evan and the others receive a request from the Conductor to save them.
—High Higgledies are also reliable partners. In battle, they will fight alongside you as reassuring allies.
■ 03. New Martial Methods: “The Wizard’s Companion” and “Martha’s Method”
The first large-scale add-on, “The Lair of the Lost Lord,” added a new combat style system called “Martial Methods.” In this add-on, two new Martial Methods are introduced.
The Wizard’s Companion
As the fundamental book for those who want to become a wizard, The Wizard’s Companion is the tome of the magic method. This book appeared in the original Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Wish as the most important item in the story, and it is deeply tied to the story of this add-on as well. By learning the magic method, you will be able to fire powerful magic blast after blast.
As its name implies (Auntie Martha is the higgledy caretaker), this method specializes in higgledy-based tactics. Assemble the power of higgledies, who normally take action on their own, to unleash an instant blast of tremendous force.
■ 04. New Enemies: The Nightmares
The Nightmares are villainous new enemies feared even by the Conductor. Not only are they dreadful in appearance, as their name implies their strength is also nightmare-level.
A troublesome enemy that storms the field and uses dreadful magic. It is important to dodge its heavy hits and get in an attack.
With a specialty in ranged attacks, this enemy is not easy to defeat. When it enters rage mode, its anger is out of control.
■ 05. Battle Arena: Solosseum Slog
“Solosseum Slog” is a battle arena with randomly generated battles set against the clock. A series of high-difficulty battles await, and depending on your rank, which is determined by your clear time, you can receive prize from one of five classes. Utilize your weapons and Martial Methods in order to get the best items.
■ 06. New Equipment: Over 100 Types Added
This expansion adds over 100 types of new weapons and armor.
■ 07. What are the Conductor’s expectations?
The rabbit-faced Conductor appears in Evan’s dreams. What are his intentions in contacting Evan and the others…?
View the screenshots at the gallery.