Near the end of October, we caught wind of a mobile MMORPG based on the Ni no Kuni franchise, but there weren’t alot of additional details beyond the fact that it’ll be a thing and that there’s some guild-based competition and cooperation. At this year’s G-Star, Netmarble provided a whole lot more information.
The mobile MMO’s full title is Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds. It will feature five classes to play (Witch, Swordsman, Rogue, Engineer, and Destroyer), PvE questing in the form of main story quests and kingdom defense, and PvP features. Combat plays out in real-time hack-and-slash style similar to Ni no Kuni 2, and players are invited to explore the game’s world to find adventures.
Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds runs on Unreal Engine 4, bringing the cel-shaded Studio Ghibli art style of the series to life on mobile devices. It even features some development help from folks who worked on Lineage 2: Revolution, so one can assume it has some reasonably significant mobile MMORPG chops.
Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds is expected to launch in Japan during the second half of 2020. There are currently no plans for a western release date, but we can at least get a look at the trailer that was showcased at G-Star that Gematsu captured from a livestream below.