If you were excited to hear about the new NIS offerings , this will make you squeal like a schoolgirl.

The PlayStation 3 version of Ni no Kuni will launch in Japan on November 17. We've known that for a while. But what we didn't know was whether or not the Level-5 title would ever see the light of day in North America.

Thankfully, it was announced during the Sony Computer Entertainment Asia press conference that the fantasy RPG would indeed be coming to North America in "early 2012." Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said the English version of the game is currently in production, which ought to make all the JRPG fans plenty happy. If you're not familiar, Ni no Kuni debuted on the Nintendo DS and the PS3 version tells a different story, and also features updated visuals (as if you didn't already know).

Well, that's good news, right? Who will be picking this one up when it arrives early next year?

Related Game(s): Ni no Kuni

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Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

*wild applause*

Level 5 never fails to come through. Note to Squenix: this is how you run a game company.

-Arvis

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

This is really great news and Im shocked the wait wont be long. They could make it perfect by releasing the ps3 bundle here.

Eld
Eld
9 years ago

I was also surprised it's coming so soon, but they did open localization studio here so all it means they planned for this from the beginning.

Anyway great news on every level:)

chilker
chilker
9 years ago

That really is great news on all 5 levels. I am so excited for this game.

TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

Okay, so I know practically nothing about this game, but I will purchase it based on two things: 1) The good people at PSXExtreme, editors and readers alike, are excited about it, so I am, too! 2) I will ALWAYS support JRPGs coming to the US. Good on ya, Level 5!!

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

Now that are 2 great points. I can get included in those also.

Eld
Eld
9 years ago

Best news from TGS this year.

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
9 years ago

F**KING SWEET! I can't wait to get my hands on this! Level 5 is quickly becoming my favorite game developer.


Last edited by Evil Incarnate on 9/16/2011 11:07:37 AM

Looking Glass
Looking Glass
9 years ago

This is truly wonderful news. I'm definitely going to have this one on pre-order.

SoulController
SoulController
9 years ago

Nice!! If the reviews are great, D1P for me

DrRockso87
DrRockso87
9 years ago

Level-5 officially > Nintendo this generation.

Seriously, it sucks. Nintendo has some GREAT looking JRPGs on the Wii that they won't localize to North America yet Level-5 will localize a beautiful game such as this so soon after the Japanese release?! Amazing. Love them.

Now where's Dark Cloud 3?

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Level 5 > SE…
Level 5 > Nintendo…
Level 5 are shining pretty well right now.

Arvis
Arvis
9 years ago

"Now where's Dark Cloud 3?"

AMEN!

-Arvis

bebestorm
bebestorm
9 years ago

How about Dark Cloud HD collection for PS3/Vita while they work on Dark Cloud 3.

ryu
ryu
9 years ago

best news of the year!! if there's collector's edition i'll pick that up too!

Jawknee
Jawknee
9 years ago

Awesome. Can't wait.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago
TheAgingHipster
TheAgingHipster
9 years ago

My reaction precisely. Welcome back, Jawk!

Claire C
Claire C
9 years ago

WAAAAHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO XD

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Happy Dance Time.

godsdream
godsdream
9 years ago

I have to accept that I already saw that title a few times in the web but never thought it was a jrpg. Might try this at some point early next year. Hopefully this can be the first jrpg game for a long chain to come to America also.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

Finally, the tap has been turned on.

In the last few days we've had good news for the JRPG genre.

Nice sales. It's good to see a PS3 JRPG with strong sales for once. Perhaps the market is re-awakening?

WKC 2 released this week, Atelier Totori releases next week,Fate/Extra comes later in the year, Tales of Graces F comes later, and Xillia sells well in it's first week (localization news soon?). The news of the FFX HD remaster for PS3/Vita. NISA's announcements, and now this from Level 5. Awesome.

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
9 years ago

Yes, do we call this return of the JRPG? at least here in the west.

Will be noting down all these games.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
9 years ago

And now Suikoden for PSP/Vita…

Aura7541
Aura7541
9 years ago

Words can't describe how happy I am right now 🙂 Yay, more JRPG goodness for the PS3!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Thank you! I better hurry up with WKCII

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
9 years ago

Great news indeed.

StubbornScorpio
StubbornScorpio
9 years ago

You read my mind Ben, I DID squeal like a schoolgirl!!

Seriously, this has to be my most-wanted game from Japan right next to FF Versus. This made my day.

Aerifale
Aerifale
9 years ago

Oh man this game is too darn pretty to pass up. My poor wallet :/

GustaveXIII
GustaveXIII
9 years ago

WOW amazing news.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
9 years ago

I have tears……..You know i don't need to say anything :')

TheOldOne
TheOldOne
9 years ago

First time I heard of this game. I want to know more. Is this game like Dark Cloud?

BlinkBoy
BlinkBoy
9 years ago

Well, it looks more like Dark Cloud than White Knight Chronicles.

It is finally picking up on the JRPG front for PS3 only took 5 years.

Alienange
Alienange
9 years ago

I'm getting it. Looks good, plays good and has plenty of underage girls. Who could pass it up?

Oyashiro
Oyashiro
9 years ago

YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

For further reference this is my happy face.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Can't wait, and I sincerely hope that a European release isn't too far behind (although two months ahead again would be good :D). Game looks amazing.

Lenoxseer
Lenoxseer
9 years ago

The PS3 is region free, you could import the North American version and play it just as soon as Americans. 🙂

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

This is so great! Always was confident that this game would be localized simply by how many were translating it into english over the web but to actually hear that it's coming to North American so soon, unexpectedly made me so very excited.

As many have said, Square Enix has something to worry about since Level 5 has began showing that they are cappable of satisfying jrpg fans in the west and in general.

Keep it up L5. You may not have the resources that SE has as of yet but you have shown that you are able with what you do have. The first WKC wasn't bad lookig by any means IMO. Competition forces improvement.

shadowscorpio
shadowscorpio
9 years ago

picking up White Knight Chronicles 2 today afternoon btw. 😉 Loving Level-5 . Hoping they continue with the Rogue Galaxy series.

Lenoxseer
Lenoxseer
9 years ago

I so agree with you on that! Rogue Galaxy is my favorite game by them. Played it pretty much non-stop til it was beaten. Seeing a sequel would be awesome, but if they do a sequel I hope they change the whole helping hand thing the first one had. It was really annoying that they told you how to beat bosses. I like to figure that stuff out on my own. Even bringing an HD collection with Dark Cloud, Dark Cloud 2, and Rogue Galaxy would be good enough for me. 🙂


Last edited by Lenoxseer on 9/17/2011 8:36:35 AM

SaiyanSenpai
SaiyanSenpai
9 years ago

Yeeeeeeeeesssssssss!!!!

bentl78
bentl78
9 years ago

WANT!!!