Level-5, currently best known for their recent RPG of awesomeness known as Ni No Kuni, always seem to keep themselves pretty busy. They recently registered three new trademarks, for instance, meaning we could be seeing quite a few new games coming from the developer in the next few years. The best part is that these trademarks are so bizarre, there's no telling what kind of games we could actually be in for.
Ni No Kuni publisher Namco Bandai had two updates to share about the PS3 exclusive this weekend. The first bit of news: the game is receiving free downloadable content later in February.
Today is the day that RPG fans have been waiting for as Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's Ni no Kuni arrives for the PlayStation 3. Mixing a monster-collecting mechanic and a fighting engine that combines real-time with turn-based, Ni no Kuni looks to offer everything genre-starved fans have been waiting for.
And, just like that, the early year gaming drought was over. It's a big week over on the PlayStation 3, featuring the launch of the highly anticipated Japanese RPG, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, as well as a trip into Double Fine's The Cave, the wide launch of the Dust 514 beta, a couple of PlayStation Move games, demos including Dead Space 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance and more.
If you can't wait for Studio Ghibli and Level-5's Ni No Kuni to launch and you really, really, really want to get in on the action and see what the game is like for yourself, you can spoil the whole thing by watching the very first 30 minutes of gameplay courtesy of a new video that has been making the rounds.
Namco Bandai Games and Level-5 Entertainment announced today that Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the turn-based RPG designed in collaboration with renown Japanese animation studio, Studio Ghibli, has officially gone gold. This means it's time to whip out your party hats because the game will be landing on store shelves in just a few weeks.
For those eagerly anticipating the U.S. release of Japanese RPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, Jan. 22 probably feels like a long, long, long-long-long ways off. Thankfully, we have a steady drip of new media, like this latest trailer from the Gamescom floor, to hold us over.
If you never heard of this game, it's okay. It's not one of those games that gets a lot of press and it's more of a traditional style JRPG brought into today's generation of gaming with updated visuals, gameplay and storytelling.