Okay, I'm being fairly presumptuous by saying that Ni No Kuni 2 could get its release date in 2016, but I need to believe that the sequel to one of my favorite JRPGs of all time is just around the corner, okay? I'm insanely hyped for the sequel to Ni No Kuni and to once again experience the wonder of Studio Ghibli's narrative and animations on a Playstation console.
In saying that, 2016 is to be an extraordinary year for JRPGs with the likes of Persona 5 and of course, Final Fantasy 15 on the horizon. But which JRPG has your vote? Which title are you hyped for above all else? Let's take a look at two massive titles on the horizon!
Final Fantasy 15 Vs Ni No Kuni 2
Final Fantasy. This series is one of the most respected in the history of video games, and Square Enix are currently in the process of making what they hope will become the most innovative and ambitious installment the franchise has ever known. The Final Fantasy 7 Remake upstaged the release of Final Fantasy 15 when it was announced at E3 earlier this year, and a lot of fans are now reliving this masterpiece on the PS4. But how will this affect Final Fantasy 15?
Final Fantasy 7 is one of the most respected games in the art form's history - its characters, music, narrative and gameplay are still heralded to this day. But now that all of it has been brought to the fore, we're naturally going to compare Final Fantasy 15 to its achievements. Could this impact on the reception of FF15? Do you think Square Enix has what it takes to make this one of the greatest games in the franchise's history?
Which JRPG Release Date Are You Waiting For?
Then we have Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, which will combine the gameplay of Pokemon with the animations of Studio Ghibli, all of which will be accompanied by the glorious music of Joe Hisaishi. While the first game is held back by endless tutorials that can make the game feel pedantic at times, Ni No Kuni is still a masterful RPG, one that will captivate you with its massive world, incredible variety of enemies, and emotional journey. If Ni No Kuni 2 can actually expand on that and improve the original's design, we'll be looking at one of the finest JRPGs of all time.