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New Ni no Kuni game coming to PS3, first images

By Janelle | June 24, 2010 at 10:49 am

After a long bout of silence on the subject of its Studio Ghibli collaboration game Ni no Kuni for the DS, Level-5 today revealed an additional Ni no Kuni game for the PS3, slated for a 2011 release.
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Titled “Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou,” it will be a whole new game, rather than an upgrade of the DS version, but shares common elements with its handheld sibling, like a similar overall plot and a giant spellbook shipping with the game. The DS version was retitled to “Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi.” In addition to the below images, the official websites both have new trailers, with the PS3 trailer showing the Ghibli-styled graphics in motion.

These two screens show a comparison between an animated scene and the PS3 in-game rendering of the same thing.

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Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi is now set for a holiday release of December 9, 2010.

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Finally, here are the logos for both games, the PS3 game on the left and DS on the right. Black and white seems to be a popular motif for games lately in Japan.

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I got my hands on demo for Ni no Kuni DS at the Tokyo Game Show last year.  I thought it was pretty nifty.  If Level-5 puts on a similar display this year at TGS, the new PS3 Ni no Kuni game will almost certainly make an appearance.

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Source: Famitsu

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Topics: Level-5, News, Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoushi, Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou, Ninokuni