Ni no Kuni is the upcoming, Japan and PlayStation 3 exclusive title from the creative minds at Level-5 and Studio Ghibli. Both companies are known for the fantastic games, characters and worlds they create.
What you see above is a brand new trailor made of in-game footage. If you’re a fan of the Japanese animation style, or perhaps hand-drawn gaming presentation, then you should probably pause to wipe the drool off your chin.
Ni no Kuni is currently only bound for launch in Japan.
Perhaps if we stomp our feet, bang our drums, light our torches and gather our pitchforks loudly, Level-5 will work towards bringing Ni no Kuni to territories outside of Japan.
The idea isn’t a stretch, of course, despite the extremely Janapaese-esque look and vibe the game presents. Localizing this game to non-Japanese markets makes sense for several reasons. First, Level-5 has already enjoyed worldwide success with titles like the Professor Layton brand on the Nintendo DS. Moreover, Studio Ghibli has actually been a celebrated film company outside of Japan as well. In fact, Ghibli’s flicks are often brought to the North American territory by none other than Disney.
To say that these creators are unheard of outside of Japan would be wrong. Their pre-existing popularity and the gorgeous look of this PlayStation 3 exclusive could work together to forecast strong enough sales to warrant a worldwide launch.
Don’t forget the fact that Level-5 opened up an American office not too long ago. It wouldn’t be far-fetched at all to think that they may already be working on the localization of Ni no Kuni.
Ni no Kuni is due out for the PlayStation 3 in Japan on November 17th, 2011.
I know I want it, do you?