Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is indeed a Japanese-style RPG, but there are plenty of features that expand the gameplay beyond what’s typical for the genre. You’re building a kingdom, recruiting new citizens, claiming new territory, and building up your resources to keep the nation growing. Part of that process is making war, and here that means a strategy element where you lead your armies in Battle.
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A new walkthrough video demonstrates the game’s RTS-inspired features, with our hero Evan leading small armies in large-scale, chibi-styled battles. Your units take the form of squads which orbit around your character in battle, taking aim at any enemies that get in range. There’s a light rock-paper-scissors system, with swords-bearers beating hammer-wielders, who in turn beat spearmen. Archery units, special abilities, and commands like airstrikes add some complications to the system.