Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom releases next month and according to its official Steam store page, this game will not be plagued by the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. This appears to be a pleasant surprise as Bandai Namco’s previous title, Dragon Ball FighterZ, used it.
Now to be honest, this isn’t the only Bandai Namco game that is not using this controversial anti-tamper tech. Get Even and Project CARS 2 are two titles that also did not use the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Furthermore, these games came out after the release of Tekken 7; a game that was using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. In other words, Bandai Namco has been using Denuvo in specific titles.
Bandai Namco has been listing the Denuvo anti-tamper tech in either a game’s Steam page or in its EULA prior to its release. That was the case with both Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7. For the games that do not have it, like Project CARS 2 and Get Even, there is no mention at all of it. And since the publisher has been straightforward about the inclusion of this DRM in its titles, we can safely assume that Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom will not be using it.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is currently planned for a March 23rd release.
Bandai Namco has provided us with a review code and we can confirm that the review code does not use the Denuvo anti-tamper tech. Bandai Namco’s previous PC releases used that controversial anti-tamper tech and after what has happened with Final Fantasy XV, we cannot be 100% certain about the presence or not of Denuvo in the final game. The reason we’re updating this story is because we’ve published it prior to our FFXV story (we feel that we need to keep you up to date about it). We are also not changing the title because we know that some will say that the story had a different title (implying that we’re changing it to cover our ass). Still, it would be disingenuous if Bandai Namco decides to stealthily use it in the final version (especially since the review code does not use it).
And we were right. Level-5’s community manager has confirmed that the game will not be using the Denuvo anti-tamper tech.
“Does the game have Denuvo? Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom does not have Denuvo.”