While North America will get Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in Winter, Europe has to wait until the first quarter of 2013. The game will be fully localized (English and Japanese voices). To pass the time, here are a bunch of screens and 4 gameplay videos.
NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH™ FOR PLAYSTATION®3 COMING TO EUROPE FULLY LOCALISED IN Q1 2013
Epic Japanese Role-playing Masterwork to include Japanese and English voices, with English, French, Italian, German and Spanish Subtitles
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ gives European fans the experience they want when the game launches in Q1 2013. The epic title is being localised from beginning to end in five languages, with English voices joining the original Japanese voiceover, and subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
“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.”
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a heart-warming 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. Along the way Oliver makes new friends and adopts many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies.
The unique fantasy adventure is developed by LEVEL-5, the studio behind the smash hits Dragon Quest VIII and IX, and the Professor Layton series. For the game’s characters and animations, LEVEL-5 collaborated with the legendary Studio Ghibli, the team responsible for countless anime masterpieces including My Neighbour Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Spirited Away. The in-game music comes from the hand of Joe Hisaishi, the composer of the scores to over 100 films including many of Studio Ghibli’s greatest productions.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is scheduled for European release in Q1 2013.
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@Sdarts: Industry Icon is not usually for one game, but your contribution to the gaming industry I feel. There are several developers that I feel deserved it before Kojima I should have said. (27 minutes ago)
And heck one of my main complaints about the Monkey Island 1 remake is that you can't play the talky version with the OG graphics. Pixels don't offend me. (29 minutes ago)
A GOG version would be.. pretty much ScummVM. And you totally do not need HD assets to enjoy LucasArts games. Played Sam & Max Hit the Road like two months ago. It's still beautiful. (29 minutes ago)
If only GOG had a version. Either way, an HD remaster made just to work with new systems and some HD assets is all I need. (32 minutes ago)
@Megido: Lost the CD a long time ago between movings. I have used ScummVM and VirtualBox before, but playing though a window or fullscreen at very low resolutions does more harm than good. (33 minutes ago)
@Sdarts: If you have the original you can just play it with ScummVM :) (48 minutes ago)