When a Prince becomes a King.
Update: Bandai Namco has now officially revealed the various editions of the game, and they vary quite a lot between the US and Europe.
Europe’s editions are as described below, costing £84.99 for the Prince’s Edition and 139.99 for the King’s Edition.
In the US however, it’s a different story. A $74.99 Premium Edition will include the game, steelbook, 3D papercraft kit, music collection CD, an exclusive DLC sword, Dragon’s Tooth. That means no season pass.
For $199.99, the Collector’s Edition will get you all of that, plus an art book, a “Chibi Mechanical Rotating Diorama”, a Lofty plush, a making-of Blu-ray, a 3D papercraft display case, and the season pass.
In the US, a $60 Day One edition will include the base game and “Special Sword Set DLC” including 5 swords. In the Europe, that’s a pre-order bonus.
The season pass itself remains a bit of a mystery. Priced at $20/£20, it will include two unspecified “large” DLC drops down the line, and extra items.
Pre-orders are now open across the world. No details on Australian special editions were available at time of writing.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be available in two special editions – Prince’s Edition, and King’s Edition – and both editions will come with bundled with an as-yet-unspecified season pass.
Images depicting the special edition contents popped up briefly on publisher’s Bandai Namco’s official Twitter account, before being pulled a short time later without explanation.
The Prince’s Edition looks as though it’ll ship with a physical copy of the game, an “exclusive” steelbook case and Making Of Blu-ray disc, plus a season pass.
Precisely what the pass will include remains to be seen, although director Akihiro Hino has previously clarified Ni No Kuni II will not feature any multiplayer content.
The King’s Edition comes with all the contents of the Prince’s Edition, plus an 148-page artbook, a vinyl record, and a 20cm tall Evolution of a King diorama figurine that also doubles as a music box to play Ni No Kuni II’s main theme.
Availability and prices for the special editions have not yet been released, but given the PEGI information on the cover shown in the images, it looks as though it’s at least coming to Europe.
The RPG sequel – which was first revealed during 2015’s PlayStation Experience – was originally scheduled to release in November. However, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was recently pushed back to January 19, 2018.
For more on the sequel, here are 12 things you need to know about Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom.