Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the PS3 RPG from Level-5 in collaboration with acclaimed animation team Studio Ghibli, will be released in a fully localised form in Q1 2013, Namco Bandai has announced.
The game is being localised in five languages, with English voices joining the original Japanese voiceover, and subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a tale of a young boy called Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world to become a magician in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead.
"We have worked very hard on Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and it has been a great honour to collaborate with Studio Ghibli and Joe Hisaishi, so it was important for me that players outside Japan also have the best experience of the game we can give them," said Akihiro Hino, president and CEO of Level-5. "To make this possible, we decided to invest the time in localising the game so that as many people as possible across Europe can enjoy the full experience in their own language."
The fantasy adventure is developed by Level-5 (Dragon Quest VIII and IX, and the Professor Layton series) which for characters and animations has collaborated with the legendary Studio Ghibli (My Neighbour Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Spirited Away).
The in-game music comes from Joe Hisaishi, the composer of the scores to over 100 films including many of Studio Ghibli's.