Level-5 knows what they're doing, and it's not all about White Knight Chronicles II , which releases next week.

Don't forget about another promising title, the PlayStation 3 version of Ni no Kuni , which we're hoping will receive a North American release date at some point. It has already landed a Japanese date (November 17), and optimists are saying we'll hear about a Western launch some time soon.

In the meantime, check out the diverse gameplay and beautiful locations you can expect to explore.

We see a medieval castle town, a volcano, an ocean, a graveyard, and oh yes, a winged creature (perhaps a dragon) flying over the landscape. It's almost painfully pretty and we really like the variety on display in this trailer. Sure, some will call it a little cutesy but you know, you have to appreciate artistic style and a colorful, engaging world.

Related Game(s): Ni no Kuni

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Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

This has to be localized! If not for the JRPG fans… Do it for the children! Why wont anyone think of the children!?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Indeed!

This might be the best JRPG of the generation….

cLoudou
cLoudou
9 years ago

World map, baby!

Miyazaki's vision may seem cutesy but are often really deep when it comes to story. Expect waterworks.


Last edited by cLoudou on 9/5/2011 9:33:37 PM

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

What a wonderful looking game. Hoping it does get localized.

StubbornScorpio
StubbornScorpio
9 years ago

I don't think I've ever wanted a game localized as much as I do for this. Level-5 International, make it happen please!!

Aura7541
Aura7541
9 years ago

This game is too unique and beautiful to not be localized. Ni No Kuni better be released in the west to add on to the PS3 diversity goodness.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I am soooo gonna have sex with this game.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Giggity giggity goo!

ZenChichiri
ZenChichiri
9 years ago

I want to have sex with it too. This game is going to be a slut. A really beautiful and unique slut.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

LOL Zen. xD So true though.

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

More like a registered companion. (Firefly, anyone?)

FatherSun
FatherSun
9 years ago

That Limited Edition Ni No Kuni Gold PS3 looks amazing. Gold DS3!!!

It will make it overseas. I am sure of it. The game that Is.

ZettaiSeigi
ZettaiSeigi
9 years ago

With the JRPG drought that we are currently experiencing, this would be a very welcome game. Level-5, give us a western release date please!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I see this game and I think of the pretend adventures I was having in my head as a little boy who was basically carrying a sword-like stick through the neighborhood on a quest to save the world from…something.

I wanna make those little innocent fantasies real with this game.

And if it hits big with reviews and scores well and sells a lot then it could be a turning point where devs go "Wow, gamers DO really want fantastical JRPG adventures. Let's try to make ours even better!"

Underdog15
Underdog15
9 years ago

One can dream. That would be one come true.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing that world…was nice to read 🙂

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
9 years ago

Western Release PLZ! :O!

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
9 years ago

We need this!!

Aerifale
Aerifale
9 years ago

After watching that trailer I can safely say…… I want this game. Badly 🙂

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

It does look impressive, I wont lie though it might just be TOO anime-ish for me. But it has a lot going for it, classic battle system, beautiful open world and by what looks like a real adventure quest RPG's have been lacking on recently. I might just have to overlook the visual representation of the characters like I am with Catherine, because it does look sensational.

berserk
berserk
9 years ago

Look great but i m not sold on the combat . Never been a fan of having pets fight for me .I ll definitely buy it one day because of the Anime feel of the game tho.

Douchebaguette
Douchebaguette
9 years ago

It's good to inject some Ghibli into your system every once in a while. Love how it's a direct individually developed jump from the DS on to the PS3; Level 5 sure do love Sony.

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

OH.
MY.
GOODNESS.

The world map… flying around on the dragon… on the world map… it's… it's… T_T

-Arvis

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Im glad people are seeing it for what it is now. I've banged on about it too much, but after being here soo long, i have seen the apparent outcrys for golden age return to forms for our RPGs….this is it.

My expectations may be OTT, but that's how much confidence i have in it…FFVll is my fave and for the 1st time ever, i feel it may be challenged.

Level 5 are the new kings in town.


Last edited by Lotusflow3r on 9/6/2011 9:15:47 AM

OxyFenix
OxyFenix
9 years ago

This looks like the real DQX. Unlike whatever they unveiled recently. An online rpg for the Wii, LOL!, SERIOUSLY!. Well there goes my hopes for a proper DQ8 sequel. They should rename this DQX and DQX should just be called Dragon Quest Online. I hope this doesn't turn into FF11 or something. I don't even know if I want to buy DQX anymore. Disappointment…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

World maps, why are they excluded this gen again?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Because SE says that they are too hard to do in HD, just like Towns and such…oh, wait, WKC has both. Oops.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

They are just lazy, I hate that. >.< It shouldn't be hard to make a town in HD. I mean, look at other games that has towns.. -.- SE's gone nuts.

Vivi_Gamer
Vivi_Gamer
9 years ago

They Managed fine with Lost Odyssey. I can't see it being inconceivable as they make it out to be.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

Lost Odyssey is Mistwalker, not Enix. Plus, Lost Odyssey, as great as it is, only had a partial world map.

sirbob6
sirbob6
9 years ago

I. MUST. OWN.

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
9 years ago

It was just confirmed for a US release on Kotaku! THANK GOD!!!


Last edited by DrRockso87 on 9/7/2011 3:12:30 PM

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
9 years ago

My mistake. Someone posted an old article. *sigh* Maybe at Tokyo Game Show we'll hear an North America/PAL release?