Ni No Kuni

Here's a deal that's almost impossible to pass up for any fans of role-playing games. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is only $5 right now during a Sony Flash Sale. That's so stupidly cheap! There are a few other decent ...
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has passed 1.1M worldwide sales since its January 2013 release. Which maybe doesn't seem like that much with Tomb Raider needing five times that for profitability and unfinished games like...
If you haven't had your fill of Black Friday deals, then Namco Bandai might just have a few more to keep you busy over the long winter drought. Over at their CLUB NAMCO store, a few deals are currently running and are good th...
Level-5 has kicked the fans in the collective nuts with the complete tonal shift that is Layton 7. That must mean the games are on their last legs and can no longer make bank on Nintendo handhelds alone, right? Not likely if ...


In today's game-centric Gold Box event on Amazon, latecomers can nab the 250GB PlayStation 3 with Uncharted 3 bundle for $250 ($49.99 off) as well as deals throughout the day including everyone's favorite JRPG Ni no...
For months now, fans, or prospective fans who don't own a PS3, have been clamoring for a localization of the DS version of Ni No Kuni, which Namco Bandai shut down to due "translation issues and costs regarding the Wizard's C...
This is the day I've been waiting for. Level 5's Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch started the year off right all the way back in January and some of us who missed out on the well-received role-playing game have been ...
There's nothing wrong with a game that innovates. There's everything wrong with a game that goes out of its way to innovate without reason. Like any tool, innovation is neither good nor bad, and it has its specific uses. How...
Have you ever heard the saying, we're all a little bit crazy? I don't know about you, but "a little bit" might be an understatement, especially within the world of videogames. While virtual protagonists often reflect the abso...
It's a free DLC-fest for the PlayStation Network today, as Draggle, the adorable guy pictured above, is dropping for free on the PSN. If you aren't familiar with how Ni No Kuni works, it's basically like Pokémon. Aroun...
I guess a lot of grown-up "mature" gamers, who complained that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was too "kiddy," were blowing smoke out their asses and bought the Level-5 RPG anyway. According to GfK Chart-Track's UK Top ...
Seriously guys ... do you know where we can find something brown and sticky? Brown and sticky?
Hey gang, here's the recording of today's live Destructoid Show! Nintendo Direct happened, so we talked about all of that, and SimCity has new curved roads in it, I hope you're ready for that. That new Aliens: Colonial ...
Namco Bandai handed Destructoid an official statement on the Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Wizard's Edition order issue we've been following these past few days. It is as follows: Namco Bandai Games America ...
[Update: As you can see from our comments section below, this has been a messy issue. It got nasty when word got out that one buyer got over 200 copies and is now selling them on eBay. Disgusting. Thanks to our readers for in...
It wouldn't be fair to say that Ni No Kuni has a specific urination quest. It's more of a side story or side effect of a larger task, if you will.  Nevertheless, when I came upon this girl who needed to whiz, I immediate...
Here's today's Destructoid Show! Lots of cool stuff today, and some stupid crappy stuff. Sounds like a regular ol' Tuesday, huh? The Elder Scrolls Online has started beta signups, Ralph Nader called video games a mean name, Resident Evil Revelations is coming to consoles and PC, and Ni No Kuni got reviewed! Also, Dead Space 3 has some smelly little microtransactions in it.
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Tomorrow, January 22, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch finally arrives on US shelves. The PlayStation 3 role-playing game is a collaboration between developer Level-5, and animation house Studio Ghibli -- two companies th...
It's Monday, and that can only mean one thing: it's the beginning of another week of new releases! And what a great week it is, most notably containing the release of the long awaited Ni no Kuni, Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's ...
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch could have easily been called Japanese Role-Playing Games: The Official Videogame, for it plays out like an overview of the entire genre as much as it does a game in its own right.  I...
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is almost finally here. The long-awaited game may be arriving exclusively on PlayStation 3 next week, but that doesn't mean players won't have a choice of where to grab it. The PlaySt...
Now that Ni no Kuni is just weeks away from release, Level-5 is back with the third in its series of behind-the-scenes developer diaries. This time around they've sat down with composer Joe Hisaishi to discuss the ...
One of the year's first big games, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, has been pushed back a week in Europe and Australasia due to logistical reasons. Originally scheduled to release on January 25, 2013, Level-5's lovely R...
Every year, game companies and other game sites like to send out holiday cards to their various contacts -- not that out of the ordinary. Sometimes these cards are your basic season's greetings, but other times they go above ...
It appears that Level-5 has some pretty lofty aspirations with Ni no Kuni. In this follow-up to the title's initial developer diary, Animation Director Yoshiuki Momose discusses the collaborative effort behind...
Level-5 and Namco Bandai have a new behind-the-scenes video covering development on Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which shows off the former's lovely office. This doesn't get as in-depth as you might like, but it is ...
Okay, secret confession -- today's Destructoid Show was actually shot yesterday. Because today, we have to go on a field trip to preview a bunch of games. If the news seems a little less fresh than usual, that's probably why....
Upcoming Namco Bandai and Level-5 game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch gets a PlayStation Network demo this week, December 4. Europe follows with the same demo dropping on December 5.  The demo takes you through two...
Despite being one of the biggest influences on Japanese game development, we are only now getting a videogame out of Studio Ghibli. I am grateful that Ghibli chose to partner with Level-5, but I am also curious as to why a...
It's been a long, hard wait for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, hasn't it? I first saw and played the game at Tokyo Game Show 2011, where I promptly fell in love it it. We were a bit iffy on whether it would be localize...
Taking a page from the success of crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter, Namco Bandai is going to expand the scope of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Wizard's Edition for the United States based on the number of pre-...
Hey guys! Tara and I are back from the scorched wasteland of Southern California, where we were for VidCon. I'd like to thank you guys for putting up for Friday's canned rehash episode. I promise we don't do any more of thos...
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Wizard's Edition includes a 300+ page book, a plush doll, and two exclusive DLC characters that will fight beside you in the game. Well, I'm sold! It's available in Africa, Europe, New Z...
According to the latest trailer, the PS3 version of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will hit Western shores on January 22, 2013 in the US, and January 25 in Europe. In case you're wondering what the big deal is, the game...
Surprise, everybody! Here's another episode of the sensual guitar-shredding tri-weekly wonder that is The Destructoid Show.  Last episode got a bajillion views because we put "Skyrim DLC?" in the title, and since writin...
Namco Bandai's new annual Global Gamers Day event brings together press from all around the world to play them videogames. Destructoid was in attendance where got to check out some of Namco's upcoming lineup and talk to the p...
It was disappointing to hear that Level-5's Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch won't be launching this year in North America and Europe, instead opting for a first-quarter 2013 release. We recently got another opportunity ...
It's been a while since we had a show as jam-packed as today's, so go ahead and break out that poncho, because it's about to rain hyperlinks in here! On the first half of the show, we cover all the news to come out of Capcom...
Namco Bandai has given us a more specific time frame for the North American release of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. The PlayStation 3-exclusive RPG has gone from "this year" to "winter 2012." At least they were kind ...