Level-5 CEO, Akihiro Hino, was featured on a Japanese talk show, Top Runner, yesterday. During the show, Hino revealed new footage of the PlayStation 3 version of Ni no Kuni.
Ni no Kuni is a role-playing game being crafted in conjunction with animation studio, Studio Ghibli. In the new five-minute video, the announcer says that Hino’s trying to give players the feeling of being in a Studio Ghibli film. In the game, players can switch to a first-person view and check out their surroundings; the talk show host playing the game is completely blown away by this feature.
Hino ran the game in debug game on the show, and allowed the hosts to rotate the camera during a couple of scenes to prove that it’s running in real-time. Some believe the game looks too good to be true. Hino said that they’re looking at giving players the ability to move the camera around during cutscenes in the final version of the game.
The Nintendo DS version of Ni no Kuni has already released in Japan. The hosts asked Hino why they decided to make a PlayStation 3 version, as well. To that, he responded that the game was created at the level of a movie, so they wanted to make it look more like a movie.
In non-Ni no Kuni related news, Hino revealed that he only gets about 3 to 5 hours of sleep a day.