Dazzling Images From Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch All In One Edition

By Spencer . May 22, 2012 . 12:36am

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has a bunch of free downloadable content available in Japan. There are extra monsters, new Imagines to find, and three special quests. All of these bonuses and a new easy difficulty setting will be bundled on disc for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch All in One Edition.

 

Level-5 will re-release the PlayStation 3 game in Japan on July 19 for 3,990 yen ($50). Here’s a look at what’s new…

 

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… and some of the game’s gorgeous event scenes. Level-5 will also release a free patch for people who already purchased Ni no Kuni so they can get the new Imagines and easy mode.

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Namco Bandai will bring Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch to North America and Europe early next year.


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  • puchinri

    I keep seeing pictures of the girl in white in the other stories (from other sites), and I realized it was Ni no Kuni (eventually), but it is only just now dawning on me that she is or is tied to the eponymous white witch.

    Somehow, I kept thinking that since it was a witch, they can only be evil (media has started tainting me again TTuTT), but this is L-5 and Ghibli. In general, some are creative enough to subvert the term (against its connotative meaning of course). (And yes, the “wrath” in the title could imply her to be evil, but we don’t know what/where/who the wrath is directed at or why, which would certainly put a spin on potential perspectives.)

    Anywho, I’m really looking forward to the game. I’m incredibly excited, and I’ve made sure my boyfriend is pretty excited for it too! I can’t wait to enjoy it~. >u<

  • Reno Evangelista

    “Namco Bandai will bring Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch to North America and Europe early next year.”

    ಥ_ಥ

  • canarinta

    The cel shading is amazing! Took me a minute to see that it wasn’t hand-drawn.

  • http://twitter.com/WarbossAohd Warboss Aohd

    “will release a patch for free for those who already own it”

    HAHA! way ta show da other humiez ‘ow it’s done!

  • grevlinghore

    Why didn´t I hear of this earlier? I just bought the regular Ni no Kuni from Play Asia a few days ago, at a higher price than the All in One Edition! And I don´t have a japanese PSN account, so I won´t be able to get the new stuff as DLC D:

    • usagi_san

      Though Siliconera has reported on it now, it has been known for a while. You should check out the Open Thread now and then cos we readers sometimes post things of interest for the rest of the community to know about.

    • Herok ♞

      you know its really easy to make a japanese psn account, literally after you input the user name and password you can repeat the same character for every field and it will accept it.

    • grevlinghore

       All right, thanks guys. I managed to edit my order since it wasn´t sent yet though, but I´ll keep that in mind. Is it equally easy to set up a US account? I´d like to get my hands on Chrono Cross some day, which is supposedly only available through US PSN.

  • usagi_san

    I seriously can’t wait for this game to come out – 2013 can’t come soon enough. Hopefully from now till the release date, all these features will be added to the game. 

    I love Studio Ghibli’s style and can’t wait to have game that utilises it. What I can’t understand is how some people who aren’t fans of the “anime” style don’t pick up other games of that style, but will pick this up due to the animation studio that is attached to it. The mind is baffled.

    In a general note, 2013, due to some games being pushed back to then, will have some very good games to look out for.   

    • puchinri

      It has been confirmed that we will be getting the version with all of these features~.

      • usagi_san

        Awesome news!!! Just need to go and pre-order it now.

        • puchinri

          Yep~!

    • Paradox me

      I can’t really think of any games that are done in a style that, aside from “anime”, come close to Ghibli’s work. Dragon Quest is perhaps the closest, but even then Toriyama’s style is still quite different.

      It may also come down to more than just the look of the game. I think there’s a very good reason that Studio Ghibli has sort of become known as the Japanese equivalent of Disney. Disney’s animated features reached not only children, but adults as well due to the the stories, characters, music, etc.

      So here you have quite a few folks saying things like “I don’t like cartoons but I like Disney movies” and just like there isn’t much animation in the West that rivals (classic) Disney, Ghibli is (IMO) in a league of their own. They’re the exception, not the rule.

      I’m really not surprised that someone would be excited for a game from Studio Ghibli but pass on the latest Tales or Shin Megami Tensei (or whatever) game.

      • usagi_san

        I totally understand what you are saying; I have a lot of respect for both Disney and Ghibli. I just don’t like how other series get bad-mouthed, albeit some do contain ecchi elements but shouldn’t have everything else measured against a game they found to be in “bad taste”.   

        I’m not surprised either by people’s excitement for a game that has input from Studio Ghibli, that’s one of the reasons I’m getting this game. Just a shame series such as Tales and SMT don’t get a look at.

        • Asura

           To be fair, a good portion of the Tales games have been awful.

          • usagi_san

            Oh, really? Which did you find to be awful, in your opinion?

            I have never played the series but the fans appear to be really passionate about the series.

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  • http://twitter.com/FaithlessMr Bruno Silva

    That’s how you do DLC! If you’re adding new things in the game you couldn’t include before, just give it for free to all of those who already bought it. Huzza, Level-5!

  • Nitraion

    Yeah DLC supposed to be like this!!!

  • brian yep

    So all that extra stuff is included in its english release?
    I’m surprised Bamco suddenly seems to be working so hard to make such a niche crowd pleased.

    • MrRobbyM

      I’m sure it will be since the NA release was pushed back around the same time this was announced. Bamco said they wanted to do a good localization job so I would be surprised if they didn’t include this.

    • Domii

      I don’t see anything niche about this game. Quite the apposite, I think it has a world wide appeal. I just hope there’s a decent advertising campaign for this game.

  • Domii

    This’ll be such a painful wait.

    • usagi_san

      Yeah. This and Majo to Hyakkihei (The Witch and the Hundred Knights), for me. Such a painful wait but with Tales of Grace f, Meruru, One Piece and Pokémon B/W 2. I’m quite content with being able to wait. 

  • SirRichard

    Dammit, 2013 seems so far away. Seriously can’t wait for it, those screens are absolutely gorgeous.

  • Ryan Baer

    I’m going to get it but I’ll wait for a price drop. I hear this game is only about 15 hours, and thats kinda short to pay full price for.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WPHUUM6T7MLCECSS6CECEBOOJE Amphy64

       I’m not sure, but I think it’s the DS version (which is a fair bit different) which was fairly short, and the PS3 version is much longer.

    • Nitraion

      judging for gameplay i say that is almost imposible to do it in 15 hours maybe they talked about ds version

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Al-Sait/100002903060013 Al Sait

       15 hours? lol isn’t it a rpg? i cant see you maxing out in 15 hours…

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