Ni no Kuni Confirmed For Fall Release

By Ishaan . May 2, 2010 . 3:57pm


Dengeki have a rather detailed preview of Level-5’s Ni no Kuni: The Another World up, and confirm in the introduction to the feature that the game is being readied for a release in Japan this Fall.


The game starts out in the town of Hotroit, with the protagonist, Oliver, building a car with his friend, Mark. The push the car out to the riverside to take it for a test drive, but Oliver ends up driving it into the river. On the verge of drowning, he is saved by his mother, Ali, who dies of a heart attack following his rescue.


Later, Oliver is seen mourning his mother’s passing, clutching a doll she once gifted him. As Oliver’s tears fall on the doll, it comes to life and tells him of the alternate world it is from. The doll-cum-fairy, named Shizuku, asks that Oliver travel back with him to this alternate world (named Ni no Kuni) to help defeat the dark mage that sealed him into a doll. He also tells Oliver there’s a chance that he could find a way to save his mother as well.


Dengeki also have an absolutely gigantic gallery of screenshots from the game, so be sure to click over and give them a look.

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  • Finally!

  • thaKingRocka

    i’m really interested to see how this game turns out, but i’m disappointed with the double article in the title. it shouldn’t take much effort to find that the title is ungrammatical. i’m surprised that a group so dedicated to quality would let this go.

  • vegalta

    Can’t *wait* for this game…! Not even reading the preview, because I want everything to be a surprise when I play it for the first time!

  • puchinri

    That cap gave me a memory of Kiki’s Delivery Service.

    I have been keeping track and waiting for this so long. I am so excited it has a release date/window. Although that makes me wonder, since it’s Level-5 it could be published by Nintendo or Level-5 themselves here, but since Ghibli is involved, is Disney going to want some claim to it in anyway? That’s probably a stretch of a question, but yeah~.

    Hum, a nice preorder bonus would be a Shizuku plush.

  • Joanna

    This better be released here!

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