Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch News for PS3

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More stock of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be sent to stores later "this week", Namco Bandai has told VideoGamer.com, following the game's sell-out launch last Friday.

Stock of the Studio Ghibli JRPG was "hard to find" over launch weekend, Namco Bandai UK's Marketing & PR Director Lee Kirton told VideoGamer.com this morning, after the game appeared to have sold out at all major online retailers.

Amazon, GAME, Zavvi, Play.com and ShopTo.net all currently report the game as being out of stock, with Tesco allegedly telling some pre-order customers that that they may face a delay of up to two weeks.

But Namco claims those still waiting for a copy "will not have to wait long".

"We are thrilled at its launch success," Kirton told VideoGamer.com, "and we will be providing stock this week through the channels so people waiting for the game will not have to wait long.

"I would advise that customers check with their retailers and place their orders and we will be supplying this week."

But despite the stock issues, Ni No Kuni still managed to claim the no.1 spot in this week's UK All Format Top 40 Chart.

Source: Namco Bandai

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Darkr8zor

Would be nice if they brought out additional copies that included the book too - it does sound like it adds a bit extra to the expierence :0)
Posted 14:02 on 04 February 2013
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CheekyLee

RPGs change, evolve, add new features and systems, mess around with formulas, and generally alienate the core audience.

Ni No Kuni simply sticks with what worked in the genre's heyday, borrows liberally from Pokemon, and immediately sells out everywhere. Whilst it will probably ultimately not match Nintendo's multi-million selling franchise, it is currently much more successful than RPGs usually are.

I wonder if any developers will learn from this? People don't want new just for the sake of new, they want new for the sake of improvement. Ni No Kuni is a distillation of every good idea that was ever put into a JRPG, and a celebration of mechanics and story trumping marketing check boxes. It deserves to be #1, and it deserves the audience it will hopefully get as a result.
Posted 12:07 on 04 February 2013
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Wido

I have said before that I want this game however... Due to time not being on my hands at first thought, which I don't have normally some days. I really want this game and I will get it regardless of how much game time I can give it. All the talk about the game is very positive and JRPG that I will definitely like since Blue Dragon!

Shopto are expecting Feb 6th for Ni No Kuni shipment. I am debating whether to go into town and pick a copy up instead.
Posted 11:02 on 04 February 2013

Game Stats

Release Date: 25/01/2013
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 149 6
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