Everyone wants to be a wizard. Whether it is the spectacled boy who lived or the wizard who is never late, there is something alluring about the wizarding arts. So what would you do if you were handed a spell book by an odd short creature who claims to be from another world?
Dammit, I swore on the grave of that hobo that I did not run over while partying with three attractive friends one fateful night that I would never play JRPG’s again! Who wants an engrossing story and a massive open world filled with epic magical battles, huh? And then along came Ni No Kuni, a game with freakin’ powerhouse visuals from the Studio Ghibli brand. And according to early reviews, it’s good. Damn good.
What, another collector’s edition? New year, new superfluos stuff that I don’t need but have an incredible desire to own, I guess. Ni No Kuni, the game that Jim Lenoir won’t shut the hell up about, is almost here. Old school JRPG action with the gorgeous visuals of anime movie powerhouse Studio Ghibli, the game looks like an early contender for RPG of the year so far. And of course, it’s coming with a special edition that can only be described as Wizard.
Bad news for those of you eagerly waiting for the hauntingly beautiful PlayStation 3 version of Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, RPG from Layton developers Level 5 and animation wizards Studio Ghibli; the game won’t be coming this year. the localised, English version of the game was meant to be released at the end of this year, but has now been set for the first quarter of 2013.
The game’s already out in Japan - and has been praised by reviewers. "The graphics really make you feel like you're exploring an anime world," said famed Nipponese gaming mag Famitsu. Publisher Namco’s released a beautiful trailer showing the game’s English localisation. for those of you who despise dubbing (and there are many of you!), you’ll be able to play the game in Japanese, with English subtitles.
Either way, it looks amazing.