VIDEO | PS3 Friday, September 17, 2010 | 4:02 AM

TGS: Ninokuni in motion

TGS: Ninokuni in motion

Here we are finally at the Tokyo Games Show, with one of my favorite games announced lately: Ninokuni on the PS3, developped by Level 5 with Studio Ghibli. A first gameplay video is available, with much more to come.
Update 4: I just realized I has missed the map part of the video, so here it is, and it's beautiful. We should be able to go back and record it again with this time someone explaining the game mechanics in English.

TGS: Gameplay #1
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TGS: Gameplay #2
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TGS: Gameplay #3
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TGS: Gameplay #4
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TGS: Gameplay #5

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Commented on 2010-09-16 05:41:22
Looks Great! Level 5 rarely disappoints and I'm guessing my wife would love this.
Commented on 2010-09-16 06:13:21
I was surprised that the game was playable. Gives off a Dragon Quest VIII vibe which is great. I hate the anime looking characters with realistic textures look that some JRPGs are doing nowadays. It creeps me out.
Commented on 2010-09-16 07:58:31
looks beautiful.
Commented on 2010-09-16 08:20:41
I will need to get this...looks fantastic
Commented on 2010-09-16 08:28:01
I like how there is a "no recordings" sign right next to the TV :P
Commented on 2010-09-16 12:07:52 In reply to Lafiel
Pretty funny indeed, remembered the No smoking signs on MGS4 when Snake was smoking xD

Btw the girl in the video is cute :)
Commented on 2010-09-16 12:32:33
I'm still baffled by how well this replicates the Ghibli style in real time 3d graphics. It looks great :)
Commented on 2010-09-16 13:38:44
looks great, and gameplay looks fun
Commented on 2010-09-16 14:23:10
So good looking.
Commented on 2010-09-16 15:53:41
the animation quality is superb! Wonder why the white knight titles look so awful though?
Commented on 2010-09-16 17:35:40
i hope this plays as good as it looks. Looks like a Ghibli animation brought to life..cant wait to explore it
Commented on 2010-09-16 18:20:27
fine looking game!! Saw some more vids, looks great! :D I think its inspired a lot by Blue dragon
Commented on 2010-09-16 21:16:34 In reply to Wheat_Thins
Posted by Wheat_Thins
Looks Great! Level 5 rarely disappoints and I'm guessing my wife would love this.
What...!? Level 5 always disappoint at least where gameplay is concerned, the game sure looks pretty though.
Commented on 2010-09-16 22:34:01
now THIS is how you do anime based cell shading...seems level 5 know how to turn on AA in their games. more then can be said for a certain naruto developer..lol
Commented on 2010-09-16 23:25:36 In reply to Doom_Bringer
Posted by Doom_Bringer
fine looking game!! Saw some more vids, looks great! :D I think its inspired a lot by Blue dragon
hahah. Pretty sure it is influenced by Dragon Quest and inspired by Studio Ghibli... I don't think Blue Dragon was a trend setter in anyway.
Commented on 2010-09-17 00:33:46 In reply to catfish
Posted by catfish
hahah. Pretty sure it is influenced by Dragon Quest and inspired by Studio Ghibli... I don't think Blue Dragon was a trend setter in anyway.
Seems to me much closer to Blue Dragon than Dragon Quest what with you using an avatar to fight your battles.
Commented on 2010-09-17 05:13:42
Ahhh, man that is a fine looking woman right there. I had to watch these videos twice. cos everytime my eyes just somehow were glued to her...
Commented on 2010-09-17 11:24:44
Level 5, localize this, make it happen!!!!
Commented on 2010-09-17 12:19:01
Very nice graphics and animation, let's hope that the gameplay is as good as the rest.
Commented on 2010-09-17 15:49:33
wow this game looks great!
Commented on 2010-09-18 01:47:22
Looks nice, but boy oh boy can you see the Zelda influences. That's not a bad thing though.
Commented on 2010-09-18 01:49:34
...zelda influences? What? How is this anything like Zelda? :P
Commented on 2010-09-18 02:08:40
I have to take that back, at least. Its not noticeable in these videos. But today i saw the trailer of the game and it showed plenty of characters that could have been taken straight out of Wind Waker and such, no big deal though. Also the overall vibe, to me really felt Zeda 'ish.

It seems the battles are not turn-based, right? Thats lovely, i hope we'll get to play this in europe eventually.
Commented on 2010-09-18 02:17:01
I just think it looks a whole lot like a ghibli movie, not so much like Wind Waker. Depends on your frame of reference i guess. If you never saw any Ghibli stuff, maybe Windwaker is the closest.
Commented on 2010-09-18 02:46:41 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
I just think it looks a whole lot like a ghibli movie, not so much like Wind Waker. Depends on your frame of reference i guess. If you never saw any Ghibli stuff, maybe Windwaker is the closest.
exactly, seeing as ghibli have been making their animated movies since the mid 80's, i dont think zelda is really where they drew inspiration...lol.
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