Don’t You Dare Close Your Eyes In Magi: A Whole New World

By Eugene . January 29, 2014 . 11:00am


It’s time for new horizons to pursue in Magi: A Whole New World. The upcoming Nintendo 3DS action RPG shows off a little more of the special voiceovers and what-if in its all-original mode, alongside shots of the Sinbad and Magnostadt arcs that the game will also cover.

The game will take you wonder by wonder, throwing in many of the characters from the series including Aladdin himself, Ali Baba, Morgiana and more. You’ll be able to level them up and take two more characters on your dungeon delves, with no one to tell you no, or where to go for unbelievable sights.


Magi: A Whole New World will be a dazzling place you never knew existed on your Nintendo 3DS come February 13th.

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  • Solomon_Kano

    ♪A whole new wooooooorld!♪

    • J_Joestar

      ♪A New Fantastic Point of View!♪

      • Byron Kerrison II

        ♪No One To Tell Us No!♪

        • ♪Or Where To Go♪

        • iANiMeX

          ♪Or Where To Go!♪

  • Glad to see Japan starting to put out games based on anime again. For while it was pretty quiet, but now it seems to be picking up!

    • J_Joestar

      well they have continued to do so for a long time, just that it was mostly on the PSP which was basically the “Otaku” Platform.

    • British_Otaku

      In December 2013, High School D x D and Attack on Titan.
      In November 2013, One Piece, Toriko, Aikatsu and Bamco J Legend Collection
      In September 2013, Devils and Realist and Mushibugyo.
      In August 2013, One Piece Romance Dawn and Doki Doki Pre Cure

      I just have a Japanese 3DS (and searched Bandai Namco stuff) so I only know of a sample of them. If anything we are drowned with them with even occasions where Namco Bandai has to put two of their works (yes two anime 3DS games from the same company) on the same day.

  • At first I was a little bit sceptical, but this actually looks pretty awesome. I love how much inspiration they took from the anime itself to create an acceptable, sorta alternate setting for the sake of game relevant stuffs.

    One thing I think some games hinder from is that they try to replicate the anime too strictly, “if it doesn’t feel like we’re “playing” the anime, it’s bad”, so to speak. But it actually looks like A Whole New World is aiming to be a legitimately fun to play game instead of going through the story of Magi in a painstakingly chronological order, which I really do appreciate.

    • British_Otaku

      I gave the demo of this one a spin and it is really stepped up it’s game from the first one… On a Legacy of Goku I to Legacy of Goku II, it isn’t that big of a jump but it seems pretty good.

      Both of them have alternative modes not focused on the story of the anime, the first game had unique conversations between two characters as you started up which changed as you leveled up between what seemed to be every two characters in the demo I played… I hope this does the same thing as the demo was focused on more linear story stuff which is still more polished but not as crunchy as picking your own characters, taking them through a challenge, leveling and arranging your stats (probably elements in the story proper).

      Most of the anime games I play tend to invent their own stories, the whole Ganbarion line up of One Piece games especially the Gigant Battle series and the Unlimited series and more recently the Attack on Titan game does have a fairly meh story mode but also easily over 100 missions with multiplayer, creating a character and hiring squadmates and the usual RPG stuff.

      Back to Magi, this has fairly simple combat but allows you to trade through three characters, do simple combos or attacks which can cost magic power or health and specials are a nice spectacle. It could have more, but they don’t let me play around with it much. >_>

      Hopefully, this one will get localised.

      • That would be nice, considering KAZE have been localising Magi for Europe bit by bit (I guess I have something to thank Andrew for afterall xD).

        The only reason I’m sceptical is because the current anime itself if I remember right isn’t available to Europe on Crunchyroll. It’s a silly reason to go by, but to be, it feels like we might get a US release at some point, but maybe not an EU release?

        Either way, I’m still looking forward to more on this game! :D

  • refrain

    A whole new world? I just have to post this

    • Have to find where the Keyhole is in this world.

    • Göran Isacson

      I do not know what I was expecting.

      But this surely eclipsed any imaginable expectations.

    • Sergio Briceño

      Princess look at my leaf of freedom (close up at his crotch), what the fu##?!

  • J_Joestar

    that reminds me, i’ve only really read the manga for Magi, are the animes a good adaptation?

    • British_Otaku

      *Only read two translated volumes*

      I heard the first season of the anime rushes through a bunch of stuff, but given that the second season seems to be carrying on where they left off. Presumably, the animation and music is strong if it led to the manga outselling Naruto two years in a row though.

      I recommend sticking with the original material for the most part even if the show is probably worth a watch.

    • refrain

      The first season is shit. They changed the story too much. But the 2nd season is very good.

  • Göran Isacson

    While I could comment on this game, the only things I really found memorable were the short clips at the end with everyone in formal wear.

    Instead I am simply going to bow down and applaud everyone involved in the puns in this here article. I wonder if the designers even knew what they were doing when they gave the game that title…

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