Here is a wonderful underdog story. Level-5 and Studio Ghibli’s fan-favorite collaboration, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, has broken 1.1 million sales worldwide, reaffirming my belief that the JRPG still has a place on the HD market.
Level-5 and North American publisher Bandai Namco have confirmed that combined with the Nintendo 3DS game, the series has sold 1.7 million units.
To celebrate, a new version of the game is being published exclusively on Japanese PSN called Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch All in One Edition from March 18. The new package will include all the DLC, a new easy mode, extra monsters, and the entire thing will only cost 1000 yen (about $10).
Bandai Namco has not yet spoken of an American version of this game, but it would make sense to release one. Ni no Kuni recently went on sale on the American PlayStation Network for as low as $6.99, and no doubt that sale had a bit of an impact in helping it cross the finish line. How about a little more love our way, guys?
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch made a shortlist for one of our favorite games of 2014, and further collaborations with Studio Ghibli, as well as Level-5 returning to the HD scene, would be much appreciated.