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Studio Ghibli’s Ni no Kuni is heading to Europe in 2012

Submitted by on Monday, 17 October 2011One Comment

It was revealed last year that Level-5’s Nintendo DS title Ni no Kuni would be getting a PS3 version in Japan. Namco Bandai has announced that they will be bringing the Studio Ghibli RPG to Europe in 2012.

Along with it comes a new subtitle; Wrath of the White Witch. In case you didn’t know, Studio Ghibli is the Japanese film studio responsible for critically acclaimed anime films such as Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Ponyo, and so much more.

Just take one look at the game’s trailer, and you can see the studio’s influence on the game. Level-5, as we all know, is well versed in the RPG genre with Dragon Quest XIII and IX under its belt.

Ni no Kuni follows the story of Oliver, a young boy who becomes a magician in order to bring back to life his deceased mother. You’ll travel the world, meeting new friends and animal companions. Wrath of the White Witch will also feature exclusive new content for the PS3 version in the form of “additional cast of mysterious characters to meet, new areas to explore, and a whole different perspective on the involving story.”

There’s still no word on a North American release, however. Ni no Kuni is due out for release in Japan next month, with the European version following in 2012.

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