Your First Look At Ni No Kuni On PlayStation 3

By Spencer . June 24, 2010 . 12:47am

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Level 5 and My Neighbor Totoro creators Studio Ghibli are bringing Ni no Kuni to PlayStation 3. Level 5 formally announced a PlayStation 3 game – Ni no Kuni: Queen of the Holy White Ash at a press conference today and released these gorgeous screenshots.

 

Ni no Kuni: Queen of the Holy White Ash is a new game and scheduled to come out in Japan next year. Level 5’s new office in Santa Monica will open this September and we imagine Ni no Kuni will be one of the projects they’re working on.

 

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  • Zeik56

    Are those in game graphics or just the animated cutscenes? They look a bit 3D, but they look really close to the animated scenes.If that’s in-game then holy crap, I’m probably going to have to wait for the PS3 version. (Which better make it over.)

    • androvsky

      That’s in game graphics. There’s a trailer out that compares the PS3 game graphics to the original animation, and about the only way you can tell the difference is the PS3 runs at a higher frame rate. :)

    • http://gplus.to/rootbeerking RootBeerKing

      Probably they got Studio Ghibli to do all the textures in the game, is what I’m thinkin’.

  • http://twitter.com/VietKnight Alexander Le

    I believe its both by the looks of it since the first two are game play

  • malek86

    That looks insanely good.

  • holyPaladin

    It’s beautiful although I don’t like Ghibli animation

    • ZeroBlitz

      People exist that don’t like Ghibli?

      • Hraesvelgr

        Hi.

  • http://twitter.com/T1A60 T1A60

    hope this get localized :s

  • http://honorless.net honorless

    I must admit that this is a big impressive project and all, but the 3D models juxtaposed with the 2D animation puts this game right into uncanny valley for me.I’d rather have DS low-poly jaggies than models that try so desperately and still fall so short of the mark. Or the removal of the 2D animation, so I can’t compare the 3D to it so easily—but Ghibli is 80% of the point of this collaboration, so obviously that’s not happening.Maybe 3D will catch up someday, but for now Anonymous is still right—”3D is pig ugly.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

    I have never even heard of this series before, but I want this now.

    • MisterNiwa

      It’s a new IP.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1472407455 Charles Lupula

        That explains it. lol

  • gontrand

    Oooooooh,pretty,pretty…
    And the PS3 isnt region locked,i’ll get it for sure!!

  • nyobzoo

    the trailer is amazing, Level-5 + Studio Ghibli + Joe Hisaishi = sold

  • BrotherCavil

    Holy cra…

  • http://thrust-the-sky.deviantart.com/ WildArms

    mAaaan this is so great, i want them!~

  • RAVENKam

    This game looks impossibly beautiful. I’m pretty sure there’ll be a western localisation considering the Ghibli attachment; that and considering this a Level 5 game = people will buy this. The cel shading tech is definitely a notch or two above anything I’ve seen since Tales of Vesperia, and this helps ease the pain (for me at least) of not receiving a PS3 localised version of that game.

  • Hraesvelgr

    Just to play Negative Nancy here, I’m going to say there are better looking cel-shaded games out there.

    • jj984jj

      To me it looks like a level above Tales of Vesperia, which I thought got pretty close to an anime look. This has more detail and from the trailer the animation looks better (though character animation was the weakest part of Vesperia).

  • Chow

    This had me immediately thinking of how Dark Cloud 2 looked.

  • Joanna

    I know you said this is a whole new game, but those screens look like the exact same story sequences from the DS one. I think this is going to be a remake/port of the DS one sort of like Re:Chain of Memories was for the PS2.

    Either way, I’ll probably end up buying both…

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