Ni no Kuni behind the scenes video

Featuring Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino.

December 5, 2012 / 05:18 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Namco Bandai has released a behind the scenes development video for its upcoming, Level-5-developed Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, featuring Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino and game director Ken Motomura.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is due for PlayStation 3 in North America on January 22, 2013 and in Europe on January 25. Watch the video below.

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  • xMCXx

    One cannot describe the hype I have for this game.

  • chinglee

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2la7hp0.png

    Yay Dragon Quest VIII :D

    That is the most polished, complete and full game Level-5 has ever made. Ni No Kuni seems like it will follow suit :3

  • fireemblembeast

    Thanks for the cool video! It was very interesting! :3 I enjoyed the demo, and they definitely made up my mind to buy the game.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    I played the demo. Oh my God this game is amazing. I hope they make a sequel regardless how the sales turn out.

  • http://Flickr.com/mdemolish Demolish

    No the Game Not For Children,it’s For TEENS :P

  • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

    Now mainstream gamers just need to pull their heads out of their collective asses and fucking buy this game! I’m incredibly saddened how little financial recognition Level 5 receive for their excellent games. Guess their artsy, story driven experiences ain’t cool enough for all those COD and gun addicts -_-

    • http://gematsu.com/ Zero

      I agree, but you know how this tends to go. It’s a shame, but even if it sells like close to a million copies in the west, it still most likely won’t be considered a big success.

      I miss the old days, where these more niche titles were more appreciated. And everything in video games didn’t revolve solely around money.

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        I’m just glad it got localized at all. The voice acting sounded top-notch as well. But I’m still on the fence whether to get the localized release and splash out tons of money for all the DLC or whether to save lots of money and purchase the Japanese All in One Edition which includes all DLC on disc.

    • almostautumn

      First of all, it’s Level-5 that decide to not bring the majority of their games Stateside. It’s no one’s “fault” but their own, and honestly, as an American gamer, I’d be pretty chaffed at the fact that they so blatantly ignore this market. As an import gamer though, I don’t care, but still— Level-5 choose to not bring Little Battlers and Inazuma to the states, and the only “blame” isn’t to be pressed onto the mainstream market of FPS’, but that Level-5 don’t have the courage to assume that their quality games meet or are applicable to western standards.

      Also, don’t chump the west as not knowing “artsy” media; this is to each person’s own standard, as videogames are an incredibly new art. That has nothing to do with it though regardless; this is purely a financial/economic-statistic “rationale,” and as so many will tell you, the majority not being in the least interested in Japanese-only titles, is that Little Battlers and Inazuma look like great games and that they can’t comprehend why they never came.

      • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

        I’m talking about Japan as well, dude. Their games fare way too badly here as well as in Europe/NA.The day NnK was released in Japan it was annihilated by MW3 in terms of sales.

        • almostautumn

          O_O !!!

          That kind of blows my mind, but then again maybe we’ll see the very opposite of that here?

          *I thought Eu recieved the DS Inazuma games really well? They sure look awesome. Then again, piracy is pretty outrageous there, right?

          • 浪黒雷 (ro-kurorai)

            Well, piracy is an issue in each area, free games are free after all. I do not understand how people can deny entertainment media creators their rightful profits, but then again I do not buy second hand games or sell the ones I finished.

  • almostautumn

    I just want to vent; this just came in hours ago (the jpn version) and I am pretty upset that I have decided to take my Japanese studies to a more authentic standard. I played the friggin’ demo as a way to “avoid menu confusion,” but damn do I feel stupid importing this story-heavy game into a language I don’t have even a middle-schooler’s understanding of.

    But it’s so beautiful, so wonderful. Hopefully the trophies are separate so I can “justify” playing both later on in this life. Not that they mean anything, trophies/achievments, but I can pretend they do for fiction’s sake (‘_’)

    EDIT: Why did I order this when I knew an English version was not only coming but so soon? Because I wished bad fortune for my english-speaking brethren and that it would be delayed until 2014, or 15, or never. Karmic repercussions, man. Karmic repercussion.

  • PrinceHeir

    their office looks amazing, lot’s of good stuff :)

    man and those animation and music, soo freaking lovely!!!

    already pre ordered Wizard’s Edition Day freaking one!!!!!!!!!

    support this gamers!!!!!!!