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Rumor: Ni No Kuni remaster coming to PC later this year

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A big Bandai Namco leak yesterday appeared to reveal three new games: From Software's Elden Ring (opens in new tab), the next Tales RPG (opens in new tab) and, rounding out the trio, a remaster of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which will supposedly come to PC later this year. This would be the first time the JRPG gets a PC release—the brilliant sequel Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom (opens in new tab) came to PC last year.

The leak sprung from a security vulnerability on Bandai Namco's website, and comes with two box art-style images (opens in new tab) for the remaster, along with a promise that it will have upscaled resolution, perhaps up to 4K, and improved performance. It will be out this fall/autumn, according to the leak.

Ni No Kuni 2 developer Level-5 teased a PC port for Wrath of the White Witch in 2017 (opens in new tab), so the leak doesn't come as a huge surprise. The game released on PS3 in North America and Europe in 2013.

If it's true, it's welcome news. While not quite as good as the second game, in my opinion, Wrath of the White Witch is still an excellent JRPG. The story isn't really linked to the first game, so you'll be able to enjoy it even if you haven't played Revenant Kingdom.

Samuel Horti is a long-time freelance writer for PC Gamer based in the UK, who loves RPGs and making long lists of games he'll never have time to play. He's now a full-time reporter covering health at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. When he does have time for games you may find him on the floor, struggling under the weight of his Steam backlog.