Whether you like it or not, mobile gaming is still a good source of cash for publishers. Level-5, despite already have at least one failed title in the past, are still not done with mobile games.
They’re teaming up with Netmarble to create Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds, an MMO based on their somewhat popular RPG series. Level-5 clearly want to keep the franchise alive, with the spin-off movie having been released in the West early this year.
Now, an official website has been opened for Cross Worlds. And, thanks to Gematsu, we have a little more context behind the game’s setting. Cross Worlds takes the ‘other world’ concept used in the main games and adds in its own twist. You play as a VR beta tester for Soul Divers, it’s game world feeling more like a real place than virtual as time goes on. Eventually, a mysterious woman named Rania sets you off on a journey to save both worlds, where you’ll encounter powerful foes along the way.
Despite the VR slant that the story takes, it still ends up being a story about saving two worlds in the end.
If you’re interested in the (Japan only for now) mobile MMO, there’s a brief gameplay trailer to go along with the new website. It definitely looks like Ni No Kuni, though there’s always a chance that the full game will be rife with microtransactions and gacha mechanics.
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