Bandai Namco has officially announced a remaster of the first Ni no Kuni game, Wrath of the White Witch, is coming this year and will allow Nintendo Switch gamers in on the fun.
While word of this leaked out over the weekend, Bandai Namco has now officially announced Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered! I can’t begin to explain how excited I am about this. The game is still among my all time favorite RPGs, and it’s emotional story and fun gameplay mechanics are still things I think about regularly. As such, I can’t wait to get my hands on this.
Thankfully we won’t have to wait long! The remaster is coming this September, and it’s also coming to the Nintendo Switch (though that version is more of a direct port rather than the remastered enhancement):
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered on PlayStation 4 and PC features brilliant new visual enhancements, letting PlayStation 4 players enjoy the game at 1080p resolution and with a super-smooth frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps). PlayStation 4 Pro users can also opt for true 4K resolution at 30 fps, or 1440p at 60fps. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on Nintendo Switch is the first handheld iteration of the acclaimed title, letting Switch players experience the game in 720p resolution at 30 fps in TV mode at home, or in handheld mode on-the-go. The game retains its original dynamic fight system, combining real-time action and turn-based tactical elements, as well as the dozens of locations and hundreds of creatures that comprise the vast universe of Ni no Kuni.
Originally developed by LEVEL-5, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’s story unfolds through animation storyboarded and created by the legendary Studio Ghibli, with music composed by award-winning musician Joe Hisaishi. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch tells the charming yet tragic story of Oliver, a young boy who embarks on a journey to another world in the hope of bringing back his mother following a tragic incident. With a copy of the Wizard’s Companion in hand and his pal Drippy by his side, Oliver must traverse exotic lands to tame familiars, take on malevolent foes, and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother’s salvation.
If you never got around to playing this game when it first released, you absolutely need to pick this up when it arrives at the end of the Summer. You won’t be disappointed. While you wait, you can go ahead and pick up the sequel which has different gameplay and story, but still a ridiculous amount of awesome.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered will hit PlayStation 4, PCs, and Nintendo Switch on September 20, 2019.