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Ni No Kuni will be Released in the US on PS3 this Winter

Ni No Kuni will be Released in the US on PS3 this Winter

by John SylvesterFebruary 17, 2012

Earlier this week, Namco Bandai Games America Inc. announced in a press release that the upcoming PS3 exclusive, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, will be released this Winter in North America. This collaboration between video game studio Level-5 and animation giant Studio Ghibli, the genius behind many of the greatest Japanese animated films of all time has everyone here at the Game Fanatics extremely excited, and for very good reason.

The story centers on a young boy named Oliver, who sets out on a journey through his world and an another dimension to become a magician, so that he will have the ability to bring his mother back from the dead. On his strange journey he befriends and raises creatures to aid him in battle against impressive looking enemies that stand in his way.

Level-5 is known for highly acclaimed RPG titles such as Dragon Quest VIII, Dragon Quest IX, and the Professor Layton series. Studio Ghibli is Japan’s version of Disney Animation. Having these two studios working together on an RPG seems almost too good to be true. I personally cannot wait to experience a Level-5 RPG with a storyline as moving and engaging as Studio Ghibli’s films like Princess Mononoke, Castle in the Sky, Howl’s Moving Castle, Porco Rosso, and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind just to name a few.

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has already been released in Japan, and even has it’s own “Magical Edition” PS3 which comes painted in gold and white, with a little graphic of Oliver’s little sidekick Drippy. Sadly, it seems this version of the PS3 will only be released in Japan.

Stay tuned here at the Game Fanatics for everything you want to know about Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.


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  • Alina Elliott

    I would like to ask them some questions if possible, but I do not know how to get in contact with them.

  • The Dark Knight

    I love these movies:

    -Spirited Away
    -Howl’s Moving Castle
    -Castle in the Sky
    -My Neighbor Totoro
    -Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
    -Princess Mononoke
    -Tales from Earthsea
    -etc, etc…

    What are some other movies like these?

  • TommyKay

    I have a good collection of them, but I am really looking for the X5 falcon armor and the X5 4th armor. I would prefer the silver plated, but if there aren’t any, then regular is fine. Thanks

  • nothin_nyce1

    How much? (Ebay, preferably)

  • nasty1

    I saw the box 2 times before Chirstmas and my 15th birthday.
    I think it was Klondai’s adventures 2. Please answer the true title. Thank you!


    I really want one of these and I live in England, any idea how i can get one?

  • Oilers

    Most other Gundam series were released in box sets after all of the single dvd releases were finished. But there hasn’t been one for the original Mobile Suit Gundam yet. The dvds out for it are the out of print singles. Anyone know id they’re coming out, and if not why?

  • Milk84

    It is a fake cat paw with retractable claws that you can control with a switch in the handle.

  • Jon P

    Hello, I am looking for one of these keychains (: Please give me the names/locations of the stores that carry this product in Japan! No online shops please, thanks so much (:

  • Jack Bauer

    I saw K-On (yeah i know it sux for some ppl)

    but my point is what the different of these two? &

  • D3ZZY

    I love Studio Ghibli, and its another thing i want for my birthday, please, does someone know where you could at least find these movies: Howls moving castle, Spirited Away, Laputa, Nausicca, Tales of Earth Sea, Totoro, Kiki’s delivery service??
    It would be much appreciated!

  • Daniel

    I think it will be a cool game if they did. But Dbz games is like way different than Naruto games. So i was thinking about what if they combined it. Like Dbz maps. Dbz fighting gameplay. Naruto storyline. Like goku saga etc.

  • Ev dog

    I love studio ghibli films and i want to know the ones you love the most :)

  • balinderk2000

    They’re closing their online store, I’m wondering how they’ll make money and stay in business because I know how animation companies are struggling. If I buy enough from their store, do you think they’ll stay open?