Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is a refreshed version of a successful RPG that launched in 2010 on Nintendo 3DS. A year later, it was released on PlayStation 3 in expanded form, and the remaster is based on this edition. Both the original and the new edition are the responsibility of the Japanese studio Level 5, known from such series as Professor Layton or Yo-kai Watch.
The game does not make any changes to the plot of the PS3 prototype. The script tells the story of a boy named Oliver, who falls into a river while testing a new racing car. His mother saves him from death, but dies soon afterward. Despairing after her death, Oliver cries into a toy mascot that he received as a gift from her. His tears revive the toy and it invites him to a magical world.
In this new land, all the people from our reality have a double who is inextricably linked to them. The boy quickly discovers that in this world, his mother is a powerful wizard, fighting the evil mage. The hero decides to join the fight, hoping that defeating the villain will bring his parent back to life.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered is a classic jRPG. While playing, we explore the world, conduct conversations and undertake various tasks.
The gameplay puts a lot of emphasis on combat. The title offers a hybrid system. During battles, characters move in real-time, but actions can only be performed every few seconds. Magic plays a key role in during the battles. People are physically weak and the most effective attacks require the use of spells and fantastic creatures to obey the player's orders.
Compared to the original, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered offers a slightly improved gameplay. Technical issues and bugs have been fixed and the campaign balance has been improved.
The original gained fame thanks to the beautiful three-dimensional visuals, made in cartoonish style. The devs collaborated with the legendary animation studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away) and the graphics had the characteristic style of the team.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered has all these advantages, and the devs have made some of the visuals even more beautiful and enabled playing at higher resolutions so that the charming cartoonish visuals look even better.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 5750 or better, 45 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-4100 3.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTS 450 / Radeon HD 5750 or better, 45 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit