Namco Bandai have officially announced the PS3 exclusive game Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be coming to Europe in 2012. Watch the brand new trailer here.
The breath-taking Level-5 RPG collaborated with the legendary Studio Ghibli , the team responsible for Neighbour Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Spirited Away to bring the Japanese role-playing game to Europe. It features in-game music from Joe Hisaishi, the composer of the scores to over 100 films including many of Studio Ghibli’s greatest productions.
“It was a momentous experience to create a game with artists who represent Japan as much as Studio Ghibli and Mr. Hisaishi do,” said Akihiro Hino, president and CEO of LEVEL-5 Inc. “We sincerely want to share this title with the entire world.”
“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,” said Olivier Comte, Senior Vice President at Namco Bandai Partners. “It takes a very hard heart not to be thoroughly enchanted by the amazing universe they have created together.”
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a beautiful story of a young boy called Oliver, who plunges into a journey into an parallel world to become a magician in an attempt to bring back his recently deceased mother. During his journey, Oliver encounters and forms many new friendships along the way who help him learn and grow. He befriends wonderful creatures in this unusual parallel universe, transforming them into pets that Oliver will raise and collect throughout his journey. He can therefore, use these new creatures to battle other critters along the way and on his behalf. This stunning Playstation 3 exclusive comes from the beauty of Studio Ghibli’s hand drawn animation which is highlighted with amazing cel-shaded graphics producing stunning real time animation which is usually only seen in indsutry leading feature films. Also Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on PS3, brings players a whole host of new content to the Ni No Kuni universe with some additional cast of mysterious characters to meet, new areas to explore and discover a whole different perpective on the main storyline.