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Ni No Kuni Looks Gorgeous In New Gamescom Trailer

By Ryan Winslett 2012-08-17 12:29:00 discussion comments
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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.

Ni No Kuni looks like an RPG/anime fan's wildest dream come true. The game is being developed by the extremely experienced folks at Level 5 (Dark Cloud 2, Rogue Galaxy, the Professor Layton series) in conjunction with the legendary animators at Studio Ghibli (Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Ponyo). In motion, it looks like you're taking an active roll in one of Ghibli's magical tales, complete with adorable characters and breathtaking settings.

Sony's Sr. Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein had the chance to play a pair of new demos for the game during Gamescom, providing his thoughts in a recent PlayStation Blog post. For those who are far too jealous of Rubenstein's enviable experience, you can always just skip the words and jump straight to the newly released trailer instead.



Ghibli/Level 5 have always been good about getting quality English voice actors, which is shown off quite nicely in this latest look at Ni No Kuni. Still, some folks prefer to play their Japanese RPGs in their native tongue and, as Rubenstein reports, that has been a confirmed option for the U.S. release.

That's all the details for now. Hopefully we'll hear even more once Tokyo Game Show rolls around. After that, it's just a short four months of waiting for Ni No Kuni to finally release in the States. Don't worry, we'll make it through this together.
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