Take A Peek At Ni No Kuni’s Massive Magical Tome

By Spencer . October 19, 2010 . 10:52am

02[1]Level-5 revealed the box art for Ni no Kuni: The Sorcerer of Darkness (i.e. the Nintendo DS Studio Ghilbi game), which has a little surprise. There’s a Nintendo Wi-Fi icon in the bottom left hand corner.


Details about the feature have not been announced, but wouldn’t it be neat if Ni no Kuni had online monster battling or trading? There are over 300 monsters to collect in the game, which sounds like a lot of work to do on your own.


Ni no Kuni: The Sorcerer of Darkness actually comes in a much bigger box with a magical tome packed with stylus activated spells and monster descriptions. Here’s what the massive instruction book looks like.


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And here’s another look at the Nintendo DS game which comes out in Japan on December 9.


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  • The art style and magical tome makes this is a must have….though I hope the offer on the PS3 version is extremely lucrative and exciting too. This is one game, Ive got to have, lol.

    Gorgeous art design for the screens and cutscenes it seems

    • Yusaku_Matsuda70s

      No kidding. That magical tome is like the ultimate swag. Looks waaay expensive. I also wonder if the PS3 version will come with something. Seems unlikely that it will be the same tome though. Will it even use one like the DS version? We’ll see, I guess.

      • is possible with the playstation move…. but i really hope not, im not planning to buy one in a looong, loong time, they are way too expensive

        • 29.99 for the move and 29.99 for the PS Eye is too expensive?! Its less than the cost of a game! !!! !!!!…in America! lol.

          • 60 bucks is a lot in my country… And you would need to buy this PLUS the game… so yeah…

          • The Eye usually costs 34.99 to 39.99 depending on where you buy it. The Move is usually 49.99. It’s the navigation controller that costs 29.99. There is that Sports Champion bundle for $100 that consists of the Move+Eye, but no navigation controller. So where did you find the amazingly cheap discounts for the Eye and Move? Although at the same time… where are you finding regular edition games that cost over $60?

          • Oh thanks, i was actually thinking that i remember those controllers being more expensive than that

          • I usually see the Eye on sale…I guess I was getting the subcontroller mixed up with the Move. Gah, I should have looked on AMZN before posting.

  • joesz

    wow! most likely the ps3 version will be epic.


    • [The Hunter] Doomrider

      Yes indeed. Every Japanese game should have Furigana.

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  • MemeticRichard

    That gigantic book is Reason #1 why this game would be a localization pain in the ass. I don’t see a way of not including it, either…

    • That is why I’m glad Level 5 opened its own offices in the US! It may be risky business-wise for any other company….I really hope they’ll localize it..

  • Yusaku_Matsuda70s


    Maybe the PS3 version will come with a tome… THRICE the size! Actually, maybe it comes packaged with the full 2 hour Ghibli movie of this game on Blu-Ray! That would be to die for.

    It’s ironic I’m getting excited over the PS3 version when the DS one is suppose to be the main story.

    • TNA_Lewis

      …$50 for a controller is too expensive?

    • What do you mean? PS3 wont have the same story?!

      • Kris

        Nope. Two separate games in the same universe with the same characters.

        • Joanna

          Great to know. I shall be picking up both game then. :D

  • puchinri

    The DS looks great, I look forward to playing it (and the PS3 version), whether or not I have to import.

  • Jaxx-Leviathan

    Now it has simulated gambling as well? This game is shaping up to be everything I want in a game. Amazing graphics and story, monster collecting/battling, extravagant swag (that book makes this game take a step into immersion to a whole new level), combat ala Dragon Quest, giant cow-women… how can this get any better? This game has so much ambition it’s ridiculous. By the way regarding the Wi-Fi, second picture on the right shows something about monster eggs, which I guess might be something like “send message/monster egg” and “monster egg trading”, but I dunno. Also the picture above it shows something I can only believe is monster evolution.

  • Joanna

    If this game does not get localized, I will be extremely disappointed. I want this game and that book!

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