Ni no Kuni 2 Collector’s Edition Unboxing

Five years after the release of the original chapter (nearly 6 and a half, if you consider the original Japanese version release), Ni no Kuni has hit our stores once again, with its second chapter.

Born from a partnership with developer Level 5 and the outstanding anime producers Studio Ghibli, the game featured a unique graphic style that put the gamer inside a fairytale while retaining a strong storyline and grown-up contents such as the loss of a next of kin and the struggle for survival.

Ni no Kuni was the second article I ever published on this blog, almost 5 years ago (get the article here) and it actually was a kind of magic journey, since while playing the game I found (and pointed out) connections with many other works from Hayao Miyazaki’s talented studio.

Now the magic is here again and, even though Studio Ghibli is not part of the project anymore, the dev team based its creature on the work of two masters of arts: composer Joe Hisaishi and character designer Yoshiyuki Momose.

A thorough review of the game will be available on these very pages once I finish playing the game so, for the time being, please enjoy the unboxing of the King Edition.

As usual, let’s start with the box which is covered by a very nice, watercolour styled, art.
The cardboard is solid and well printed: good start, I must say!

Opening the box reveals what seems an artbook, right? Wrong! It’s actually a cover with a flippable interior for the soundtrack on vinyl record …

the following item, a 148-page artbook, is by far the best art book I have ever seen in all these years and it sure is a must have!

then we have the game box containing a set of postcards and the season pass. Not sure which kind of DLC this game is gonna have, but still …

now the fancy Steelbook case, containing the making-of on Blu-ray disc …

and, finally, the ‘Evolution of the King‘ diorama figure – a 20cm tall rotating music box that plays the game’s theme music!

In the end, although the music box feels a little cheap at the touch, this Collector’s Edition is probably the best one of my entire collection and it sure worths its price. After all, you cannot possibly expect it to be made of crystal and steel …


And yes, that artbook is really something.
Thank you for reading.

4 thoughts on “Ni no Kuni 2 Collector’s Edition Unboxing

  1. Brilliant box, love the steelbook and the artbook and that music box is very special 🙂

  2. This works what you have been waiting for so much! It has been released. It was good. ^^
    And, So gorgeous!
    Vinyl records included? Wow…!
    The voice actor of the Japan version uses famous actors and actresses.
    ( Not a professional voice actor. It’s a drama actor, stage actor )
    These types of casting are mainstream in the Ghibli works.
    If I talk about my true intentions, I prefer the style of using professional voice actors to voice actors.
    But these styles are not too bad. ( Some actors are sometimes discouraged… )
    Oops, sorry. That’s my complaint, don’t worry. ^^;
    I watched a TV commercial for this work. Purely, I felt attracted.
    There was also a battle scene like the “strategy game”. “Ni no Kuni 2”, Isn’t that a normal JRPG?
    If it is, it is ambitious and creative. So good! ^^

    • It is a normal JRPG, but the game deals about a young Prince and his lost Kingdom. To get it back he will need to build it from scratch and “strategic battles” are a way to do it, since he needs to take the land from his competitors. That’s why there is also a “strategy game” component in it. ^^

  3. Amazing!
    The story progresses from a different perspective than the general RPG, right?
    ( In classic JRPG such as Dragon Quest, the Hero is a story to travel to defeat the demon King. )
    While being so, The attraction of a familiar JRPG is also involved, I have read that.
    “The fight as a ruined prince” and “anguish and conflict as a King” might be drawn. Great! ^^

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