Level 5 and Netmarble’s free-to-play massively multiplayer JRPG Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds finally arrived outside of Japan today. The Studio Ghibli-tinged MMO originally launched in June last year, grossing $100m (£80m) within the first 11 days of launch. That’s more than Pokémon GO and Genshin Impact have managed.
Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds puts you in the position of a beta tester for a fictional online VR game called “Soul Divers”. Except it’s not really a game within the game, it’s the world of Ni No Kuni. This is really an IRL game though, so don’t worry. You will have to rebuild your ravaged kingdom and save the two worlds that have been crossed. I understand now !
Cross Worlds combines the combat systems of its predecessors, Wrath Of The White Witch and Revenant Kingdoms, but introduces the ability to choose a class. There are five to choose from: Witch, Rogue, Engineer, Destroyer, and the fantastically named Swordman. Always be yourself, unless you can be Swordman. So always be Swordman.
Katharine didn’t like the latest PC entry in the series much in her Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch Remastered review. “The thought of having to guard these clumsy goons during the final boss battle fills me with a kind of existential dread,” she said. “If you’re at all intrigued by Ni No Kuni, I’d highly recommend going to play Revenant Kingdom instead.” Hopefully Cross Worlds will be more like that than White Witch then.
You can download the launcher for Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds here. This is also the case on Android and iOS if your keyboard and mouse have fallen into another dimension.