Level-5 CEO wants to make Castle in the Sky video game
posted on 09.20.12 at 01:02 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Akihiro Keen on future Ghibli collaborations.

Akihiro Hino, CEO of Level-5, the studio developing the January-due Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is keen on creating another Studio Ghibli video game collaboration.

“Yes, we’d like to work on some joint projects with them in the future – if there is, of course, a possibility,” said Hino, speaking during a group interview session at Namco Bandai headquarters in Japan.

Asked which Ghibli movie he’d like to adapt, Hino said he’d like to make a game based on Ghibli’s 1986 film Castle in the Sky.

A video game adaption for Castle in the Sky did come out at one point. It was a Sega Mega Drive shoot ‘em up, but it was different from the film. it came out as Empire of Steel in the U.S.

Thanks, Joystiq.

  • DarthBrian

    Don’t play with my heart, Hino!!! >_<

  • http://twitter.com/Kickersu18 Kickersu18

    I love this movie. a videogame would be so great. 

  • HarryHodd

    Just do it!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanine-Gressot/1227168267 Jeanine Gressot

    Oh my god I hope they make it 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeanine-Gressot/1227168267 Jeanine Gressot

    oh my God I hope really they make it  ♥♥

  • LordKaiser

    White Knight Chronicles II 1.02 patch needed plz.

  • xMCXx

    How would that even work? xD
    I prefer original stuff like Ni no Kuni, to be honest.

  • Charlie

    Please, for the love of God make this happen!

  • MosquitoLemon

    LOL, how does he get away with this stuff? Last I checked, Miyazaki hated video games so much that he designed a museum that would reintroduce kids to nature -_-

  • http://twitter.com/ChrnoX Chrno-x

    The world of Laputa could be very interesting but, I wonder if Hino-san want to make another RPG or maybe something more like action-adventure? Wish they would talk about it in more detail :]

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    Make it like Ni no Kuni!!!

  • transgojobot

    I’M THROWING MONEY AT MY SCREEN AND NOTHING IS HAPPENING!!! 

  • FaithlessMr

    Go ahead! I trust you Hino!

  • PrinceHeir

    already pre ordered my wizard’s edition :D 

    oh yes! 

    i would love a studio ghibil film to be made into a game :P