Don’t fret! Level-5 is still making Ni no Kuni II. That is, lots of Level-5 is making it.

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Ni no Kuni II was announced last December, but was M.I.A. at this year’s E3. In a recent interview with IGN Japan, Level-5 founder Akihiro Hino talked about how development was going. Here is that exchange:

IGN JAPAN: How’s development for Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom coming along?

HINO: We’re making it with all our might. The scale has gotten huge, and I think the title that has impacted the most Level-5 staff is Ni no Kuni II.

IGN JAPAN: The previous entry was a game parents could play with their children. What about this one?

HINO: This one is turning out to be a regular single player [game]. Reflecting on the previous one, the portrayal of the main character and the content was very much aimed at adults, but the visuals ended up looking a little like they were for children.

Because it seemed it was aiming too much at kids, and even though the hero is also a young boy this time, we’ve been careful in establishing this something adults can totally played by adults. As for the universe we’re creating, it’s like a Ghibli anime in that is easy for both adults and children to enter.

The first Ni no Kuni was a big game, too, so it’s good to hear that Level-5 is roping in loads of staff to produce another meaty Ni no Kuni experience.

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No word yet on when Ni no Kuni II will be released. In case you missed it, here is Kotaku’s review of the first game.

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