Namco Bandai: Ni no Kuni “one of our premier titles for 2012″
posted on 10.17.11 at 02:02 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Level-5 title is "epic" and "enchanting," says publisher.

This weekend, Level-5 announced Namco Bandai will localize Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for North America and Europe. In a press release sent out today, both companies commented on the deal.

“It was a momentous experience to create a game with artists who represent Japan as much as Studio Ghibli and Mr. Hisaishi do,” said Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino. “We sincerely want to share this title with the entire world.”

Namco Bandai recognizes Hino’s vision, and boasts his studio’s creation as one of their key titles for 2012.

“With such a dream team of development talent, beautiful hand-drawn anime and an amazing fantasy universe, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be one of our premier titles for 2012,” said Namco Bandai America VP of marketing Carlson Choi. “At once epic and enchanting, this is a story that will drag you in and hold you transfixed from start to finish.”

“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 Namco Bandai Partners Europe senior VP Olivier Comte. “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 due exclusively for PlayStation 3 in early 2012.

  • Charlie

    I’m dying of anticipation for this game :O

  • FAUNA

    Truly a dream come true. One of my all-time most anticipated titles. Special Edition please, with a FULL-SIZED ARTBOOK, UNIQUE CASE, PHYSICAL COMPANION BOOK, & JAPANESE VOICE TRACK.

  • Sal Romano

    I like this new Namco Bandai.

    - Dark Souls
    - Tales of Graces F
    - Tales of the Abyss
    - Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

    Announce Xillia and Vesperia (PS3) and I’ll be a happy man.

    • KingdomPersona

      @Sal Romano: Agreed lol and again sorry for you know what.

  • http://xcite79.1up.com Keegs79

    I wish Atlus though was bringing it over. We might have a special pre-order edition or something. They do better fan service. I am at least happy they are bringing it over. They could have done a better job with Dark Souls.

    Besides this if they give us Tales of Xillia, I would be very very happy and have my JRPG fix for awhile.

  • FaithlessMr

    Namco Bandai, you guys sure are on a roll. That’s the way to go about these games, that’s the type of localization I want games like this to have. Not a sloppy job, but some recognition by the entities responsible for the localization that the game actually has a chance to strive and be one of their big hitters.

    Tales of Graces F, Tales of the Abyss 3D and Ni no Ku ni. I’m definitely getting these three NB, and I’ll be sure to support you more and more shall you decide to keep on giving us westerners a taste of the great games that come out in Japan :3

  • LordKaiser

    Why I think of Spirited Away artwork every time I see this game?

    • Sal Romano

      @LordKaiser: This game’s a collabo with Studio Ghibli, who made Spirited Away.

    • KingdomPersona

      @LordKaiser: Well it IS made by the same people who made that movie so that why and it look great :)

  • RyougaZell

    This game will be epic. My grin went enormous when I learnt this game wasn’t going to take a full year to be localized. One of my most wanted games next year :)

  • InternatlGamer3

    So many games I want. though I own all 3 current Gen. Console PS3 has more of what I want in my library : VARIETY OF GAMES.

    Uncharted 3
    Sonic Generations
    Twisted Metal
    Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch
    Tales of Graces F
    Dragon’s Crown
    Ruin
    Saint Seiya Sanctuary Battle
    One Piece Kaizoku Musou
    Gundam Extreme Vs.
    Tales of Xillia
    Tales of Innocence R
    2nd Super Robot Taisen OG
    Gravity Rush
    Uncharted Golden Abyss
    Army Core of Hell

    and many more. I am aware this is a mix of PS3 & some PS Vita titles.

  • InternatlGamer3

    I forgot the biggest of PS3 Exclusive releases.
    FINAL FANTASY VERSUS XIII. I want this game more than anything.
    Can’t wait till late next year or 2013 to get this game.