Ni no Kuni was launched in 2021 and made over $100 million in the first two weeks. From its early stages, Ni no Kuni combined the unlimited imagination of anime aesthetics with the excitement of online battle gaming in one place.
Recently, the blockchain version of the game Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds was released to allow seasoned players to make money playing their favorite game.
In this game, players get to choose and customize one of five characters with five different combat styles to enter the open world and go to battle to save the Nameless Kingdom in the alternate world. While in that world, the character becomes a Soul Diver who can explore the world where they can find, tame, and breed familiars which have unique appearances, skills, and elemental alignments.
Players can visit Ni no Kuni’s various locations, such as Eastern Heartlands, Burning Desert, Witch's Woods, and Winter Wonderland. Each location has its own landscape, scenery, characters, and adventures. Two of the most renowned creatives of Studio Ghibli worked on the character and world development of Ni no Kuni to create one of the loveliest game environments a player can enjoy. The mix of beautiful design and intense gameplay makes Ni no Kuni the perfect blockchain game where players can enjoy their time and make money at the same time.
Become a Soul Diver to discover the deep untold story of Ni no Kuni and meet other Soul Divers to create alliances to fight against the mysterious enemies to escape and save the world with your team of familiar fighters. Immerse yourself in an engaging storyline, written by the renowned Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli. The game will take your through a magical world accompanied by stunning graphics and an original soundtrack composed by Joe Hisaishi, a highly acclaimed music composer.
- Top Developers. The game is the part of the Ni no Kuni series developed in collaboration between Level-5 and Netmarble, one of the largest mobile game developers in South Korea behind household blockchain games such as KOF Arena.
- Magical Storyline with Beautiful Music and Graphics. The game features an engaging storyline, written by the renowned Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, which will take players on a journey through a magical world accompanied by stunning graphics and an original soundtrack composed by Joe Hisaishi, a highly acclaimed music composer.
- Starting Your Journey in Nameless Kingdom. Upon entering the Nameless Kingdom, you can choose from five different characters, each with unique battle abilities before customizing your character's appearance and meeting your guide, Cluu who teaches you the battle basics and abilities.
- Unique Combat System. The game features a unique real-time combat system through which you can engage in fast-paced battles against various enemies.
- Powering Up with Equipment. You can collect equipment, including weapons and body equipment, such as armor, boots, gloves, headgear, and accessories, to make your character more powerful in battle.
Ni no Kuni is available for Android, iOS, and PC. So, you can download the game on your favorite device and start playing right away. Once the game is set up, you can choose your character and start hunting monsters and going on daily quests to gain gold, which you can use to buy items and equipment. Different quests also give you in-game Territe and Asterite currencies, which can later be exchanged for Territe token and Asterite token that you can either cash in or stake.(a) Ni no Kuni Main Characters
Ni no Kuni offers its players five characters, each with different battle capabilities that define the character’s role on a team. Check out each character carefully to choose the one with the powers that best suit your game plan. Your character choice cannot be changed later, and if you wish to try out a new character class, you’d have to start a new game from the very beginning.
Once you choose your character, you’ll be able to customize its appearance to your liking before you head to the capsule to enter the fantasy world of Ni no Kuni.
In the Nameless Kingdom, players will meet their guide, Cluu, who will teach the player the battle basics, their fighting abilities, and their limitations.
Ni no Kuni Characters (Source: ninokuni.netmarble.com)
(1) Engineer Class (Rifle User)
The Engineer, also known as the Adorable Sharpshooter, is a firearms expert who can use weapons such as guns and rifles with high accuracy and long-range shooting. Her special power is healing her teammates on the battlefield.
Engineer (Source: Avocado DAO)
(2) Destroyer Class (Hammer User)
This Giant Warrior is a mix of Thor and Gimli, son of Glóin. He is a ruthless fighter who wields a giant hammer and strikes his enemies’ frontlines with no mercy. The Destroyer is a dependable and loyal friend to his team members.
Destroyer (Source: Avocado DAO)
(3) Swordsman Class (Sword User)
The Swordsman is a Heroic Fencer whose rapid attacks are perfect for the frontlines in battle.
Swordsman (Source: Avocado DAO)
(4) Witch Class (Spear User)
This Beautiful Magician is a perfectionist and can adapt to any situation thanks to her various skills. Her flying spear can cleverly hit its aim, and her agile movement allows her to escape attacks quickly.
Witch (Source: Avocado DAO)
(5) Rogue Class (Bow User) Rogue is a Playful Archer who has multiple skills, from fast movements that confuse the enemy to his long-range arrows that make him perfect for supporting his team.
Rogue (Source: Avocado DAO)(b) Ni no Kuni Weapons
As players go along the Ni no Kuni story missions, they will be able to collect equipment, which includes weapons and body equipment, such as armor, boots, gloves, headgear, and accessories, to make their character more powerful in battle.
Weapons have different quality levels, and the higher the quality, the higher the combat power it grants the player.
Players get ten slots to equip up to 3 weapons, four body equipment, and four accessories such as necklaces, rings, and earrings. While all body equipment and accessories are not dependent on class, each character has a specific set of weapons that can be equipped.
Weapons in Ni no Kuni are tied to certain elements which require the player to keep a high elemental coverage to equip weapons. There are five elements which are water, fire, earth, light, and darkness.
- Earth beats water
- Water beats fire
- Fire beats earth
- Light and darkness counter each other
Weapons, accessories, and body equipment come in a Star-based system to determine the rarity of the item. 4-Star equipment is the rarest, while the 1-Star is the most common to find through the gacha system.
Aside from the gacha system, players can get weapons by crafting them using pieces and materials the player collects in rewards, by killing enemies, and during daily quests as well as the pieces of other weapons that the player finds useless.
Weapons and other equipment can be leveled-up, boosted, enhanced, or awakened to increase the strength, level, and star-based level of the equipment and the character’s combat powers when these items are equipped.
Cawtermaster's Shop (Source: ninokuni.fandom.com)(c) Ni no Kuni Familiars
Familiars are friendly helper creatures that are generated from different elements and forces in the Ni no Kuni world. Players can collect, breed, and hatch familiars by exploring the game world and benefit from their familiar’s powers in battle.
Just like weapons, players can equip up to 3 familiars to assist in the journey and in battles as additional weapons. Familiars can belong to the fire, water, wood, light, and darkness element.
- Fire beats wood
- Wood beats water
- Water beats fire
In terms of strength and efficiency in battles, familiars are divided into five tiers: Tier S, Tier A, Tier B, Tier C, and Tier D.
Tier-S familiars are the most powerful companions. This tier includes familiars like Hippocampus, Oroboros, Petal, Mite, and Hob-Goblin.
Tier-A familiars are the second best and can only be beaten by Tier-S familiars. This tier includes Shrimpaler, Flutterby, Crab-O-Lantern, Molten Lion, and Tumbelemur.
Tier-B familiars have average powers and will perform fine in battle if you equip them. This tier includes Bunnybot, Rimu, Draggle, Byrde, among others.
Tier-C familiars are less powerful and can only overpower Tier-D familiars. Bumbler, Prince of Whales, Naja, Disbelief, and Jabber are all Tier-C familiars.
Tier-D familiars may seem without any special skills, but a Tier-D familiar such as sillymander can cause a lot of damage with its firey breath. The problem is, it can do it to its owner Soul Diver too!
Familiar also have Star classifications to determine the rarity of their summoning. 4-Star familiars have a 4% rate to be summoned, 3-Star familiars have a 36% rate, and 2-Star familiars have a 60% summoning rate.
Ni no Kuni gives new players a chance to summon their first familiar randomly with the opportunity to roll up to 10 times to choose the familiar they like best.
Players must learn about familiars to know which ones would be best to choose for battles and exploring the Nameless Kingdom. These are a few of the familiars selected by the game creators to be featured on the game’s website:
(1) Petromaton (Earth, 3-Star)
Petromaton is a magical rock creature whose job is to protect the ruins of the ancient kingdom. This familiar stands still in battle until it sees an enemy, then it moves at surprising speed to attack with its rocky fists.
(2) Sillymander (Fire, 2-Star)
Sillymander is a fun-looking familiar that misleads the enemy to get close to be in range for its fire breath. This familiar is born from the hot desert’s lava, and players should keep their distance to be safe.
(3) Rimu (Darkness, 4-Star)
Rimu is a teddy bear that hides in a dinosaur costume to hide from its fear. Although Rimu was created by a magician from the desire to help a little girl who was afraid of the dark, Rimu is usually very scard himself!
(4) Rambunctus (Earth, 3-Star)
Rambunctus is a free-spirited familiar that loves dancing. This familiar was born from its desire to do what it wants and uses its amazing dance moves to tire everyone around it. Players can find this familiar dancing in large crowds.
(5) Penguicorn (Darkness, 4-Star) Penguicorn is a gentleman familiar which was born from his desire to provide assistance to others. This familiar’s special politeness makes it perfect for asking for directions, holding the door for you, and welcoming you home warmly. Penguicorn is your butler familiar!
(6) Jabber (Earth, 2-Star) Jabber familiars are found in forests living their free lives. Jabber’s courage in battle will inspire you and other fighters on the team.
(7) Hog-Goblin (Darkness, 4-Star) This familiar lives in the mountains and has the ability to fight with sticks and take the possessions of its enemies.
(8) Sparkee (Light, 4-Star) Sparkee is a familiar that was born from energetic hearts, which gives it the ability to produce electricity. Sparkee sometimes has too much electricity that causes it to shock its friends, be careful!
As the player progress through the main story quest, they’ll need to conquer side quests as well to keep their reputation level high enough to unlock new quests from the main story, including Chaos Fields, Dailies, and Familiar Adventure to gain Territe, one of Ni no Kuni’s tokens, as well as develop and advance your character’s abilities.
Once players reach level 5, Ni no Kuni will allow them to summon a starting-level familiar, which the player can train, hatch, and tame to collect other familiars as well as use in battles.
Familiars (Source: ninokuni.netmarble.com)(2) Game Modes
Ni no Kuni offers its players two main game modes: PvE and PvP. The PvE mode is recently divided into PvE and story mode, which allows the player to progress through the game by finishing specific quests.(a) PvE Mode
This is the single-player mode where the player can play non-stop, facing different monsters and completing missions.
PvE Mode (Source: Avocado DAO)(b) Chaos Fields
In Chaos Fields, players can hunt down and fight monsters to earn Territe.(c) Dailies
This is an environment where the player can find simple missions to complete and earn Territe.(d) Familiar Adventures
Players can go on adventures with their familiars to gain control over Territe Gathering Sites and earn more Territe.(e) PvP Mode
PvP is Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds mode, where players can team up to fight other players and gain different rewards.(f) Lava Valley
Form a team of three players to face another team and defeat them all to win Asterite tokens.(g) Familiar Arena
Let your familiars fight for you In the Familiar Arena against other players’ familiars. This mode requires a team of five familiars. Players are rewarded with Asterite tokens when their familiars defeat the other team’s familiars.
Familiar Arena (Source: Avocado DAO)(h) Temple Team Arena
This mode enables a team of five players to fight either against other players or against monsters, combining the PvP and PvE modes in one place.(3) How to Earn Money in Ni no Kuni
Players can win Territe (NKT) and Asterite (NKA) tokens by defeating the monsters in the PvE mode or defeating other players in the PvP mode. Those tokens can be used for in-game activities and purchases like crafting equipment and enchantment. Ni no Kuni is part of the Marblex token game ecosystem, which is planned to allow players to exchange the token value of their in-game rewards across the different games that exist within the ecosystem through a Bridge token. Players can also use the Marblex platform to sell their tokens and earn money. Currently, the game recommends staking your tokens to make a profit from the tokens as their prices go up.
At the time of writing this article, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds has not yet released its NFTs.
Explore and Conquer Ni No Kuni Crossworlds as you Join players from around the world! From PvP battles to hunting down monsters with your friends, you will surely make your gameplay exciting and fun! With a vast open world, endless possibilities, and endless adventure, Ni no Kuni: Cross Worlds is a must-play! So get your Familiars ready. It's time to dive into the world of Ni no Kuni!