This is a great day to be an RPG nerd! Level-5’s Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has been officially announced for Europe and North America. The game, animated by Studio Ghibli with music by Joe Hisaishi, will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive.
Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of Level-5, said, “It was a momentous experience to create a game with artists who represent Japan as much as Studio Ghibli and Mr. Hisaishi do. We sincerely want to share this title with the entire world.”
Senior Vice President of Namco, Olivier Comte, said, “The incredible people involved in this game give it a pedigree that is rarely seen in video games, and it’s a fantastic addition to our line-up for 2012. It takes a very hard heart not to be thoroughly enchanted by the amazing universe they have created together.”
That’s no exaggeration. I, for one, am very excited to run around with young Oliver, who is just trying to bring back his mother, who passed away. While I’m still clinging to the hope that the DS game will also be coming to America, I think I might want this amazing special edition PS3 even more:
Yowza. Right now, it’s only going to be available in Japan.