Ni no Kuni comes to Europe in early 2013
posted on 02.15.12 at 07:58 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Localized in five languages.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will come to Europe in the first quarter of 2013, Namco Bandai has announced. The Level-5-developed Studio Ghibli RPG is being localized “from beginning to end” in five languages, including English and Japanese voiceovers, and english, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles. 

“We have worked very hard on Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and it has been a great honour to collaborate with Studio Ghibli and Joe Hisaishi, so it was important for me that players outside Japan also have the best experience of the game we can give them,” said Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of Level-5. “To make this possible, we decided to invest the time in localising the game so that as many people as possible across Europe can enjoy the full experience in their own language.”

The game stars a young boy named Oliver, who travels to a parellel world and becomes a magician in attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. In the process, he’ll make new friends, adopt monsters, and command them in battle.

Ni no Kuni was previously announced as one of Namco Bandai’s “premier titles” for 2012 in both the U.S. and Europe. At press time, we’re not sure if the U.S. release has also been pushed to 2013 (it’s still early morning here), but if / when the press release arrives, we’ll have the update.

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  • Gaara D. Dragon

    Da faqk ?

    I thought this was coming out this month !

    • FaithlessMr

      @Gaara D. Dragon:
      Ya prolly got it mixed up with Tales of Graces F, which should be released in the US shortly. Europe will have to wait out a couple of months extra to get it tho :(

  • RyoonZ

    What?? I thought it will came out in April. I hope it manages to come out this year but if the developer says so I guess we have to be patient, this game is amazing and promising, certainly worth waiting. So meanwhile Tales of Graces f then.

  • Valmaton

    Hope the game will have English/Japanese voice option…

    • FearMonkey

      @Valmaton: Says it in the article: ‘The Level-5-developed Studio Ghibli RPG is being localized “from beginning to end” in five languages, including English and Japanese voiceovers.’


  • This is disappointing. I was expecting this game to be released at March or April.

  • FearMonkey

    Well, if the North American version doesn’t include Japanese voice-overs, at least I can import the European version.

    Thanks for not region-locking games, Sony. <3

  • dart2087

    Q1 2013 for EUR!? D:… and for USA?

  • FaithlessMr

    Well…my 2013 goty has been decided :P

    In all seriousness, while this kinda bums me out, in a way I’m glad it was pushed up to early next year, coz imma be spending so much munny on videogames this year, I really need to start saving up for the harder times ahead.