We fairly appreciated Ni No Kuni 2 after we reviewed it again in 2018, calling it “an formidable, stunning JRPG that retains on giving.” As an alternative of following it up with one other large funds console recreation, developer Degree-5 took a special method, releasing a cellular MMO titled Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds in 2021. Apparently it was a smash hit last June, raking in $101 million in simply 11 days regardless of being out there in only some nations. That nearly actually makes Cross Worlds essentially the most profitable recreation within the sequence.
A yr later, Cross Worlds is now out there in English on PC and cellular, placing it in entrance of a a lot bigger viewers. And it is fairly a looker, although early impressions point out there’s not as a lot to its fight as you may discover in comparable cellular/PC MMO Genshin Influence. Sadly writer Netmarble additionally has an entire bunch of plans round NFTs and the blockchain that appear like they’re going to inevitably clog up Ni No Kuni with gross microtransactions.
In response to an April report on Netmarble’s site, its future blockchain plans embrace Ni No Kuni and two different video games, Monster Enviornment and All people’s Marble. These plans are obscure, nevertheless it’s already applied the blockchain in 2020 MMO A3: Nonetheless Alive, as defined right here:
“a brand new dungeon known as ‘Inetrion’ was added to A3: Nonetheless Alive… Customers can get ‘Inetrion Ore’ and convert it for the sport token ’INETRIUM(ITU)’. INETRIUM will be capable to convert into MBX, the important thing foreign money of Netmarble’s blockchain ecosystem.”
“In step with A3: Nonetheless Alive, Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds customers will be capable to purchase in-game currencies by looking in a specific area or dungeon and exchanging them for particular person recreation tokens and MBX,” the report continues. It appears like precisely how remains to be up within the air, because the Ni No Kuni part of the report concludes with this obscure teaser:
“How will blockchain expertise be linked to varied contents of ‘Ni No Kuni: Cross Worlds’? We’re very curious!”
I am curious, too; I can not keep in mind one other time I’ve learn such a chipper promise to wreck a recreation with none particulars on how, precisely, it will be ruined. However hey, new music from Ghibli composer Joe Hisaishi is at all times an excellent factor.