Fellow fans of Japanese animation, our prayers and beeseechments have been answered. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is coming to North America. While we knew last month this was happening, today marks the official revelation. Ni No (as I call it) is the game made by master of animation at Studio Ghibli, the people who made Princess Monoke, KiKi's Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro and other amazing films. Studio Ghibli teamed with LEVEL-5, the studio behind the smash hit Dragon Quest VIII and IX, and the Professor Layton series for the game. So gaming mixed with cel-shaded, feature animation style... I predict great things.
"We are very honored to be working with the talented Studio Ghibli and Hisaishi-san on this game," said Akihiro Hino, president and CEO of LEVEL-5 Inc. "It is very exciting for us to bring the best of Japanese anime and video game cultures together, and also to bring it to players in Europe and America. We hope you will enjoy it."
Here's the game's official description:
"Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an epic tale of a young boy, Oliver, who embarks on a journey to become a master magician and bring back his dead mother from the parallel world of Ni no Kuni. Along the way he encounters some extraordinary characters, many of whom become helpful allies. They guide Oliver as he explores the vast world and learns the magical skills that will make him strong enough to face his most deadly foes, and ultimately survive an encounter with the White Witch herself."
Is anyone else here as excited as I am for this game? Because I think it's going to be killer. Wanna know the advanced word on this game? Check out our Ni No Kuni preview!