Gamespot were in attendance at a Sony Computer Entertainment conference in Tokyo, where Level 5 president, Akihiro Hino, reportedly announced an English release for the PlayStation 3 version of Ni no Kuni, an RPG developed in collaboration with the famed Studio Ghibli.

 

Ni no Kuni: Queen of the Holy White Ash’s story will start out the same as the Nintendo DS version’s, but will be told differently after the halfway point. Hino says Queen of the Holy White Ash’s story will continue after the DS version’s, and that the game will also have post-release downloadable content.

 

Ni no Kuni: Queen of the Holy White Ash will be released in early 2012. The game stars Oliver, a young boy who loses his mother to a mysterious illness and has to venture into an alternate world in the hope of saving her. You can read our ongoing playtest series of the Nintendo DS version here.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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