The Ni no Kuni series goes mobile with Netmarble’s Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds

One of the RPGs that I have enjoyed the most from the last generations of gaming is Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and its sequel Ni no Kuni: Revenant Kingdom. A co-creation between developer Level-5, the Studio Ghibli animation team and composer Joe Hisaishi – these are two games that stood out in the visual, musical and gameplay departments, and can both be played on modern consoles via remastered ports. Even today, there are few games that feel like “playing an anime”.

Although it’s not what I would have chosen when thinking about the next installment of the franchise, mobile game developer and publisher Netmarble has officially launched its MMORPG mobile game in recent days. Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, now available globally on mobile devices and PC. Separate from previous games, this time you are immersed in a virtual world – taking control of one of five playable classes – the dashing swordsman, the elegant witch, the mischievous thief, the clever engineer and the unstoppable destroyer. From there, the story unfolds – as players also begin to unlock mounts, summon pets to support them in battle and more.

During the launch window, Netmarble has planned a number of events, including:

Welcome! Always More Event Clearing various missions in the game will earn players rewards, such as the 4-Star Ebon Taurex, which can be acquired by clearing the 7-day mission.

7 Day Participation EventDaily logins grant players rewards just for showing up, such as the 4-star weapon and an array of other rewards.

dice eventAt the end of various missions, dice will be awarded, which players can roll to obtain a host of other rewards, including Evolution Fruit or an Imagen Summon Coupon, among many others.

Discord eventJoining Discord gives fans various rewards based on the number of players joining the community

Although I’m still not convinced that Ni no Kuni needed to enter the mobile game market, especially considering the very high standards set by other open-world mobile games such as Genshin Impact. But I’m definitely jumping in to see if it’s worth the time (and maybe money) investment.

Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds can be freely downloaded on iOS, Android, and PC platforms, with cross-play support between them all. Although the game is free to play, it is supported by gacha mechanics.

Casey J. Nelson