The North American and European versions of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will include changes from the November 2011-released Japanese version, Level-5 boss Akihiro Hino has said.
“We can’t go into specifics right now, but it’s possible there will be additional creatures for the international version as well as potential DLC,” Hino told Eurogamer during Namco Bandai’s Global Gamers Day last week.
“That said, we are planning for other enhancements for the overseas version – we are in the midst of planning this out both internally and with Namco so we can’t announce specifics.”
According to Hino, Level-5 was not aiming to create a typical Japanese role-playing game when developing Ni no Kuni.
“Ni no Kuni will be a representative JRPG, and for the quality it provides,” he said. “That said, we never really intended to kind of protect in a sense the JRPG genre that’s been known to [the] Western audience. It’s very Japanese and that’s what we’re keeping – but in terms of the game system, it doesn’t necessarily follow the formula of past JRPGs. In that sense, it keeps a Japanese feel but it’s still a new type of RPG – or a new type of game.”
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is due for PlayStation 3 in Q1 2013.