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Ni No Kuni Demo Hits U.S. PS3s This Week

By Ryan Winslett 2012-12-02 21:24:33 discussion comments
Who doesn't like a surprise every now and again? Take this week's PlayStation Store update, for example. Out of nowhere, we find out that a demo for the hotly anticipated JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, will be arriving this Tuesday.

Ni No Kuni is one of those dream collaborations between the fantastic studio at Level-5 and the legendary animation wizards at Studio Ghibli. The developers are known for such titles as the Dark Cloud series, Rogue Galaxy and the Professor Layton games. Studio Ghibli, on the other hand, is known for creating such classic animated films as My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Princess Mononoke. With Level-5 working on the game design and Ghibli doing all of the artwork, Ni No Kuni could very well shape up to be one of the few classic RPG experiences of this generation.



Ni No Kuni is scheduled to hit U.S. shores on January 22. But after this year's annual gaming conventions schedule died down, we haven't really heard much about the upcoming game. No new screenshots. No new videos. No new news. Nothing.

Then, out of the blue, this week's The Drop post appears on the PlayStation Blog and, down in the demos section, we find a listing for none other than Ni No Kuni. No pomp or circumstance. No hype. Just a single listing and a whole mess of people in the comments section getting very, very excited.

While releases are subject to change, it looks like, for now, we can all get ready to take Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for a test drive once the PlayStation Store updates this Tuesday.
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