Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

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

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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.

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draytone

Just googled it... crap, now I've got to buy a PS3.
Posted 18:17 on 16 February 2012
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draytone

Studio Ghibli as in the Studio Ghibli that make anime films? I would love to play a game realised by such a wonderful company.
Posted 18:13 on 16 February 2012
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BC_Animus

I kinda burnt out on RPGs, especially JRPGs a while back, but I'm looking forward to this one. I grew up with the classic animes so anything with Ghibli influence is an automatic buy for me.

Anyways while I'm not one of those purists who insists on having original Japanese voices and nothing but, I have to say I hope they get the voices and localisation right. While most English translations and recordings have been pretty good, some were painful for me to sit through - Lapunta and Steamboy for example. Steamboy actually translated some lines differently when they recorded the English voices, which really changed the tone of the movie and completely ruined it for me.
Posted 07:24 on 16 February 2012
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Timid

I'm prepared to wait. With most JRPGs, they are 'better late than never'. We have a lot of 'lates', and a few too many 'nevers'.
Posted 23:43 on 15 February 2012
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munkee

I'm not really an RPG player, but I've dabbled over the years. I think this one may tempt me to dabble again.
Posted 17:17 on 15 February 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 25/01/2013
Developer: Level-5
Publisher: Namco Bandai
Genre: RPG
No. Players: One
Rating: TBC
Site Rank: 134
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