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The Long, Long Wait For Ni No Kuni

Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by

There hasn’t been any confirmation yet for a North American release of Level 5 and Studio Ghibli’s Ni No Kuni for the PS3, though it’s safe to say a game with this much “wow” factor is guaranteed to make the jump from Japan.

If, for whatever freak reason, you aren’t feeling the urge for this game, then you clearly haven’t watched the video. Without an official release date, the long, long wait for Ni No Kuni feels that much more distant.

UPDATE: Ni No Kuni has just been confirmed for North America, early 2012. That’s not that big of a wait after all! [source: Gamespot]

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  • Markham Asylum

    I feel like a kid when I see trailers for this. Of course, I feel the same way when I watch any Studio Ghibli movie, so it’s no surprise. This is definitely on my must-have list for when I eventually get a PS3. Assuming they bring it over… (please please please do)

    Dat overworld…

    • Mark A. Brooks

      Yes, dat overworld indeed. Just read that the game is coming to North America in early 2012 – I’m guessing a March release. I am stoked.

      • Markham Asylum

        Oh hell yes. I hope I can get some kind of holiday deal on a PS3 for $200.

        Mah current PS3 wishlist:

        - Demon’s Souls
        - Disgaea 4
        - Ico and Shadow of the Colossus
        - The Last Guardian
        - Uncharted Trilogy
        - Valkyria Chronicles

        Is there anything that’s a must-get with the PS3, in terms of wanting/needing it day one? I can always wait a bit to get a second controller. I already have a spare HDMI cable.

        • Mark A. Brooks

          I don’t think they’ll be supporting Demon’s Souls online features much longer; most of the fanbase will move on to Dark Souls anyway. It’s still a good game without the online features, certainly, though it might be harder without the warning messages people tend to leave.

          Of the games you have up there, Valkyria Chronicles stands out as the absolute must-own. I would add Heavy Rain to that list, too, it’s pretty unique and, despite some goofy dialogue, extremely intense. The Uncharted games are great fun.

          • Mark A. Brooks

            I stand corrected; I just read that they’ll be keeping Demon’s Souls online throughout 2012 instead of shutting down in October as originally expected.

            • Markham Asylum

              Nice. I’m not particularly concerned about playing it in online mode, but I should get the chance to experience it nonetheless.

  • http://www.quirkins.com Lacy

    ok ok…..THEN can we get dark cloud 3?