10 Things You Need to Know About Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

Leigh Harris
10 Things You Need to Know About Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

It's out today and has been on everyone's lips, so we're going to unravel the Wrath of the White Witch and lay it all out.

  • The reason hardcore fans already seem to know so much about the game was that its prequel, Ni No Kuni: Shikkoku no Mad?shi was released in Japan in late 2010 for DS.
  • It's a PS3 exclusive Japanese anime RPG.
  • Combat is a combination of real-time and turn-based spellcasting and magic.
  • The developer is Level 5, creators of the Professor Layton series of menacing puzzle games.
  • Level 5 enlisted Studio Ghibli, the incredible anime studio which brought us Spirited Away and Howl's Moving Castle, to animate the game.
  • 'Ni No Kuni' is the name of a parrallel reality in the game, which the protagonist Oliver travels to in order to find his mother.
  • Oliver's sidekick is a doll brought to life as a male fairy named Drippy.
  • The official soundtrack for the game, composed by Joe Hisaishi, is out with all 33 tracks and a bonus art and lyrics book.
  • It's tracking at 87% on Metacritic.
  • It's out now on PS3 for AUD$89.95 or NZD$109.95.

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