Official Ni No Kuni thread: Top of the charts

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#1 Posted by finalstar2007 (27911 posts) -

UPDATE #1: Ni No Kuni: Wrath of White Witch is confirmed to release on PSN store as well as retail.

Hello and Welcome to the official Ni No Kuni: Wrath of The White Witch thread. This thread will include every information you might want to know about the upcoming beautiful Role Playing Game by Level 5 and studio Ghibli, in this thread i will try my best to provide you with any needed information about the game and answer any question you might be wondering about so sit back and enjoy reading ;)

Amazon's America Top 1 Seller:

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Amazon's Canada Top 1 seller:

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  • Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEPVAeMVyBU
  • Trailer #2: just listen to the amazing soundtrack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5aAs-vZ4rZE

Gameplay from the Demo which is currently available on the PSN store:

  • Gameplay Part #1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrWCTZRYyFw&list=UUINy630QRCB9381rAjPbUnw&index=4
  • Gameplay Part #2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tM3TFdAPi_8&list=UUINy630QRCB9381rAjPbUnw&index=3
  • Gameplay Part #3 ( Second Quest ): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQXsu66BZk4&list=UUINy630QRCB9381rAjPbUnw&index=2
  • Gameplay Part #4 ( Second quest ): www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nzp0msUgF9Q&list=UUINy630QRCB9381rAjPbUnw&index=1

Gamespot NowPlaying ( filled with spoilers ) : http://www.gamespot.com/shows/now-playing/?event=ni_no_kuni_wrath_of_the_white_witch20121212

Welcome to the biggest year in gaming! this is the start of many PS3 games so hope everyone will enjoy this game.

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"One of the most magical RPGs of the modern era" EGM Magazine

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About the game:

  • Release Date: January 22.2013
  • Systems: PlayStation 3 Exclusive

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Collectors Edition and Boxart:

Prices are as follows:

  • Regular game: $59.99 ( with free stealcase)
  • Ninostarter Edition: $99.99

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Demo?

There is a demo right now on the PlayStation Network which has two completly differnt secions so fire that up and enjoy

 

Quick overview:

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way, Oliver makes new friends and adopts many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies. Developed by LEVEL-5 alongside Studio Ghibli, the legendary animation studio, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure like no other.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an epic tale of a young boy, Oliver, who embarks on a journey to become a master magician and bring back his dead mother from the parallel world of Ni no Kuni.

Along the way he encounters some extraordinary characters, many of whom become helpful allies. They guide Oliver as he explores the vast world and learns the magical skills that will make him strong enough to face his most deadly foes, and ultimately survive an encounter with the White Witch herself.

The world of Ni no Kuni actually runs parallel to the real world. Players will be able to travel between the two. Characters who appear in one world appear in the other as well, but with different roles in this unique RPG experience.

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Gotta Catch Em All

Ni No Kuni has a very special type of battle system, you are able to not only chose Oliver in battle but you will also have the chance to pick a familiar which you catch while you travel in Ni No Kuni world and let them fight for you ( similar to pokemon ). Familiars are creatures you've created urself or captured in your journey.. as i mentioned earlier familiars fight the battles for you and the world of Ni No Kuni has hundred types of familairs from fire type to water type to ice type and more with each familair having their very own attacks, you are able to switch between different familairs. Familiers share your main charcters health but they have limited amount of time they can stay on the battlefield so simply switch them till they charge up again.

Are familaiers able to evolve?

Famialirs sure are able to evolve, you can feed them and do so much more ( you can find out more in EGM magazine, i didnt read anymore to avoid spoilers lol ).

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Behind the Scenes:

  • Parts1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFs18vBeTGk
  • Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjrwfQH-P2c
  • Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bcf0X7Vlh4

Game Features:

  • A powerhouse development team comprised of LEVEL-5 and Studio Ghibli, with music composed by the renowned Joe Hisaishi
  • Stunning visuals, made possible by utilizing the full capabilities of the PlayStation 3 hardware, create the world of Ni no Kuni and immerses players into Olivers journey within this vibrant, animated world
  • A charming and tragic tale unfolds including animation storyboarded and created by Studio Ghibli with English and Japanese voice overs
  • New and traditional RPG elements expertly crafted and designed featuring dozens of locations to explore, hundreds of creatures to battle and a wealth of quests and secrets to uncover throughout the sweeping journey
  • Freely switch control of characters and familiars in an exciting battle system that combines real-time and turn-based tactical elements
  • Catch and charm as many Familiars as you can
  • A complete worldmap

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Pre-order bonuses:

Stealcase Exclusive to EBgames/GameStop:

Reviews section ( for the number addicts ):

  1. PlaystationLifeStyle 10/10
  2. godisageek 10/10
  3. TechDigest 10/10
  4. rpgland.com (Legendary out of 10)
  5. Laserleming 10/10
  6. arolemodel 10/10
  7. GameMasters UK 9.5/10
  8. Vandal 9.5/10
  9. IGN 9.4/10
  10. LaPS3 9.4/10
  11. Gametrailers 9.3/10
  12. PS3trophies 9.2/10
  13. OPM UK 9.1/10
  14. Eurogamer italy 9/10
  15. Japanator 9/10
  16. gamingunion 9/10
  17. GamesRadar 9/10
  18. EGM 9/10
  19. gamerevolution 9/10
  20. TheSun 9/10
  21. The guardian 9/10
  22. Spong 9/10
  23. Gamereactor 9/10
  24. VideoGamer 9/10
  25. blisteredthumbs 9/10
  26. Metro 9/10
  27. EuroGamer 9/10
  28. Machinima 9/10
  29. StrategyInformer 9/10
  30. Nowgamer 8.5/10
  31. thegamejar 8.5/10
  32. Eurogamer Spain 8/10
  33. Digital 8/10
  34. GamesTM 8/10
  35. GameInformer 7/10

 

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Few Photos:

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This thread will be updated with more information as soon as they are available :D

Are YOU going to buy Ni No Kuni at launch day?

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#2 Posted by MonsieurX (36758 posts) -
My semester starts on 21st :(
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#4 Posted by Chutebox (43132 posts) -

Have mine reserved via Amazon. Looking forward to it. I'm in dire need of a good rpg!

Also, no poll?

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#5 Posted by finalstar2007 (27911 posts) -

Have mine reserved via Amazon. Looking forward to it. I'm in dire need of a good rpg!

Also, no poll?

Chutebox

Dont believe there is any need for a poll but i may include it later on if people really want one i guess.

CANT WAIT TOO

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#6 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
You won't check me dead playing that game, it looks like one of the worst JRPGs ever, we need a new persona 5 to get JRPGs back on track
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#7 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

Nice hype thread. Those images=eye candy.

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#8 Posted by Badosh (12770 posts) -
Looks oh so good.
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#9 Posted by Chutebox (43132 posts) -

First time I've watched a lot of gameplay. Looks like I'm going to love this.

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#10 Posted by finalstar2007 (27911 posts) -

First time I've watched a lot of gameplay. Looks like I'm going to love this.

Chutebox

The demo was addictive.. think i played it like 10 times lol

what an amazing soundtrack this game has :cry:

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#11 Posted by ninjapirate2000 (3347 posts) -
Art style is fantastic but the demo was terrible.
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#12 Posted by Nike_Air (18898 posts) -

GameMasters UK review score

95/100

http://thesilentchief.com/2013/01/02/gamemasters-uk-ni-no-kuni-wrath-of-the-white-witch-review-score/

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#14 Posted by Nengo_Flow (10644 posts) -
7.5/10
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#15 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

Beyond the visuals I have no idea what people see in this game.

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#16 Posted by ActicEdge (24492 posts) -

I dunno whether I wanna try the demo. I won't play it when it releases but if the demo sucks I feel I can't even pretend to be excited for a console JRPG.

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#17 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -

Beyond the visuals I have no idea what people see in this game.

GD1551
Word the charater design looks awful and camp
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#18 Posted by game_masta14 (3251 posts) -
Man, even the overworld looks gorgeous. I'll definitely pick this one up in the near future.
7.5/10Nengo_Flow
Nah, that's too generous for GS to give. They'll score it 5/10 because it's too hard for them and they didn't know how to play in the 10 minutes they played with it.
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#19 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

I'll say AAE, I just hope the story is pretty good.

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#20 Posted by game_masta14 (3251 posts) -
[QUOTE="GD1551"]

Beyond the visuals I have no idea what people see in this game.

Fear-
Word the charater design looks awful and camp

I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?
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#21 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="GD1551"]

Beyond the visuals I have no idea what people see in this game.

game_masta14
Word the charater design looks awful and camp

I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?

Never heard of him
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#22 Posted by Inconsistancy (8094 posts) -
Looks beautiful, besides the character design which I 'hate'.
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#23 Posted by PhazonBlazer (12013 posts) -

[QUOTE="game_masta14"][QUOTE="Fear-"] Word the charater design looks awful and campFear-
I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?

Never heard of him

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#24 Posted by game_masta14 (3251 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="game_masta14"][QUOTE="Fear-"] Word the charater design looks awful and camp

I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?

Never heard of him

I seriously seriously hope you're trolling. I really do.
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#25 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -

[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="game_masta14"]I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?PhazonBlazer

Never heard of him

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So instead of telling me you add a dumb pic?? My god people r stupid
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#26 Posted by sammyjenkis898 (28392 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="game_masta14"][QUOTE="Fear-"] Word the charater design looks awful and camp

I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?

Never heard of him

Ugh.
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#27 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
My hype is AA.
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#28 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="game_masta14"][QUOTE="Fear-"] Word the charater design looks awful and camp

I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?

Never heard of him

That's like never having heard about Disney.
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#29 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
My god just tell me what film he made then
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#30 Posted by Kashiwaba (8055 posts) -
My god just tell me what film he made thenFear-
Spirited away http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/
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#31 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -
That art style is hhnnnggggg. But combat is typical JRPG drivel. :(
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#32 Posted by Blabadon (33030 posts) -
Nice thread, I call 8/10
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#33 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fear-"]My god just tell me what film he made thenKashiwaba
Spirited away http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/

Thank you! I've heard of it but no I haven't watched it, I like anime but only dubs
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#34 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

Finalstar what system is this on?

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#35 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
PS3 duh Finalstar is the biggest PS3 fanboy ever he will even pretend to like crappy JRPGs no one cares about that are exclusives to ps3
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#36 Posted by NineTailedGoku (1977 posts) -

PS3 duh Finalstar is the biggest PS3 fanboy ever he will even pretend to like crappy JRPGs no one cares about that are exclusives to ps3Fear-

Maybe he just likes those games...

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#37 Posted by archvile_78 (8438 posts) -

Do want~

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#38 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -
Damn it!! Now I have to stop at Gamestop and pre-order my copy. Didn't think it was being released this soon. Another masterpiece from Level 5 I hope. I'm still kicking myself because I haven't finished Dragon Quest VIII.
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#39 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -
Damn it!! Now I have to stop at Gamestop and pre-order my copy. Didn't think it was being released this soon. Another masterpiece from Level 5 I hope. I'm still kicking myself because I haven't finished Dragon Quest VIII.blackace
What about Rogue Galaxy?
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#40 Posted by PressXtoJump (1484 posts) -
this game destroys the whole 360 lineup by itself for 2013 :lol:
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#42 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
this game destroys the whole 360 lineup by itself for 2013 :lol:PressXtoJump
That's easy... you need a lineup first to compete :lol:
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#43 Posted by Fear- (499 posts) -
[QUOTE="PressXtoJump"]this game destroys the whole 360 lineup by itself for 2013 :lol:kuraimen
That's easy... you need a lineup first to compete :lol:

1 overrated JRPG no it wont
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#44 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
[QUOTE="kuraimen"][QUOTE="PressXtoJump"]this game destroys the whole 360 lineup by itself for 2013 :lol:Fear-
That's easy... you need a lineup first to compete :lol:

1 overrated JRPG no it wont

1 good jrpg vs no games. Easy win.
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#45 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -
[QUOTE="Inconsistancy"] Word the charater design looks awful and camp

I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?

Never heard of him

That would explain it. I love Miyazaki's artwork. A big fan of his films. I've seen Princess Mononoke, Ponyo, Lupin the Third: The Castle of Cagliostro (which is still one of my favorites) and Spirited Away. I still haven't seen Howl's Moving Castle. That's next on my list.
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#46 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -
I will get it once I can get it for $20. Multiplayer games I can see not waiting til they drop to $20 because the online community would be all but dead. With singleplayers like this, the experience is the same whether I buy it day one or wait a year and then buy it. So I will wait.
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#47 Posted by game_masta14 (3251 posts) -
My god just tell me what film he made thenFear-
Educate yourself http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hayao_Miyazaki
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#48 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -
[QUOTE="Fear-"][QUOTE="game_masta14"]I take it you've never seen a Miyazaki film have you?kuraimen
Never heard of him

That's like never having heard about Disney.

No it isn't. If you aren't a big fan of J-Anime, you won't know who Hayao Miyazaki is. I didn't know who he was until I saw Princess Mononoke. He's definitely not as popular as Disney. Most of the world know who Disney is as they are in many different countries and their movies and animation get released worldwide sometimes. Micky Mouse is a worldwide icon.
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#49 Posted by blackace (23576 posts) -
My god just tell me what film he made thenFear-
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0594503/?ref_=fn_al_nm_1
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#50 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

GameMasters UK review score

95/100

http://thesilentchief.com/2013/01/02/gamemasters-uk-ni-no-kuni-wrath-of-the-white-witch-review-score/

Nike_Air

innovation: 99%