Role-playing fans have been waiting on this one for a looong time. Or maybe it just seems like a "looong time."

Colorful, engaging and above all else, traditional , Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will finally descend upon North American shores early next year. And for those of you who haven't been following along, this new trailer shows off exactly what you desire: gameplay, the vast, attractive world, and that unbelievable art style that so many have already enjoyed in Japan.

This is one of the most promising RPGs out there, in our opinion. While many may be skeptical due to its cartoony, even kiddie presentation, we have nothing but high expectations. All we're hoping for is a well-paced old-school RPG with plenty of great exploration and combat, and an interesting storyline. Is that really too much to ask for these days?

Related Game(s): Ni no Kuni

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Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

My goodness I can't wait for this game.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

WOW….makes me miss the late 90s.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

🙁

xenris
xenris
9 years ago

Me too. Gosh the music and graphics literally made me tingle. It really reminded me of Dragon Quest 8. This is being bought the moment I see find it in stores.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

I think you're saying that in a good way and being nostalgic, because the alternative is that you're calling it dated, in which case, no Christmas card for you…

Russell Burrows
Russell Burrows
9 years ago

New Story Final Fantasy Seven! er I meant Ni No Kuni looks like a must buy!!

Day one purchase.
Level 5?
DAY ONE!! PURCHASE!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

This is what I imagined RPGs looking and playing like in the future back when I was playing my old 8 and 16 bit systems. Finally it's happening!

Vitron
Vitron
9 years ago

*Tears*


Last edited by Vitron on 11/17/2011 10:08:03 PM

Warrior Poet
Warrior Poet
9 years ago

Reminds me of Wind Waker. Hopefully the gameplay is there to match the excellent art. This game looks like a lot of fun.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

I hope no one on this site is skeptical about the presentation, since it is Studio Ghibli after all.

Just looking at the exploration gameplay…it's going to be a gem. And a gem with without a risk of terrible voice acting! This'll be a trip where you'll want to purchase a pair of quality nostalgia classes as opposed to 3D ones =P.

If you make another 'Top 5 Exclusive' editorial this time next year, I hope this shoots up there. Hell, buy a Wii and Last Story next year and that alone will be a good year for J-RPGs in the western hemisphere.

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Hironobu Sakaguchi needs to make an RPG for the PS3. Sony make it happen.

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
9 years ago

I really hope this game sells well to prove to companies that there is still a market for this genre.

Dridion
Dridion
9 years ago

YES! This just screams awesome…world map where have you been.

Dridion
Dridion
9 years ago

Sorry bout that, wow just FREAKING WOW! The dragon flying over the volcano looks freaking amazing to say the least. Take note Square Enix.


Last edited by Dridion on 11/17/2011 10:24:20 PM

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
9 years ago

It is like Dragon Quest on steroids!

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

Can not wait for this.

Pandacastro
Pandacastro
9 years ago

http://www.ps3trophies.com/forums/ps3-trophy-news/6573-ni-no-kuni-wrath-white-witch-trophy-list.html That's the trophies for the game. From the looks of the trailer it reminds of pokemon. Can we capture monsters? D1P for me.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

This can't come soon enough . Andriasang had some links to some lengthy gameplay videos. 4 of them in all I think about 4 to 7 minutes long.

Dancemachine55
Dancemachine55
9 years ago

Level 5 is the new Squaresoft.

The new Square Enix are the old EA.

Elfen-Lied
Elfen-Lied
9 years ago

nomnomnomnom.

tramp
tramp
9 years ago

Bar the introduction of Elder Scrolls and Fallout i dont play RPG's, mainly cause i just dont like other ones! both of them have FPS elements which really does help me connect with the game. But this game has been on my horizon for ages now, and i will be getting it, this will be my introduction to JRPG's, the turn based is my only doubt that i wont like this! Cant wait all the same! estimated release date?

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

The trailer reminded me of the classic adventure games back in the days. Beautiful! Not to mention the music… It's so adventure soundtrack.

I cross my fingers and toes that this will be the jrpg you all have been waiting for. You deserve it!
And if it appeals also to a jrpg n00b I'll join in. 😉

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

I WANT! :O It looks sooo good.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

This game will be a day one purchase for me, and a copy for my wife, and possibly a third for my son. We're all JRPG junkies and this looks like some of the best 'stuff' in ages. The only thing that could deflect me in terms of looking forward to a JRPG is a new Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3. Which reminds me, don't forget that the tales games are coming to the PS3 also. There will be a lot of great games coming in the next few months or so, including lots of JRPG goodness as seen here.

Also, Sorcery should be coming by the end of the year, so if you want a reason to buy Move, it's coming.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 11/18/2011 3:05:22 PM

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

The comments in this thread are brilliant.

So glad it's being recognised here after we all yearned for one….i can stop worrying now.

As for the game, as i've said before, it's the strongest competitor i have seen to FFVll i have seen in all it's 14 years available.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 11/18/2011 6:25:00 PM

Yukian
Yukian
9 years ago

Square Enix?… This is a game YOU must take notes, ok? And not getting on the trending train…

It has a world map that you can walk on (and I hope it involves fighting… haven't read much of the game) and get to your destination.

It has a ship you can sail on… remember those from a looooong time ago. And for God's sake, it has a FREAKING DRAGON you can fly on!

And I think I saw a big ass town with many NPC's in one of the trailers…

Please, stop saying it's impossible (or time consuming) to do something like this? You have the experience and the resources to do this 10x better, yet you are content on making mediocre… well, not mediocre, more like taking the easiest way to make fast money…

Shame on you, Square Enix, Shame on YOU.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

I really don't think Enix could do this better at all. It looks better than a lot of Soft games.