Ni no Kuni releasing Winter 2012 (NA) & Q1 2013 (EUR)

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by prowler, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. prowler
    OP

    prowler Sony

    Member
    9,473
    2,816
    Jul 14, 2009
    Ragol

    SAN JOSE, Calif., (February 15, 2012) – Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ will have a Winter 2012 release in North America exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This epic tale of a boy crossing two realities on a quest to find his mother brings together two of Japan’s most respected entertainment companies, LEVEL-5 and Studio Ghibli, to create an RPG for the ages.

    http://namcobandaigames.com/company/news

    NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe is pulling out all the stops to ensure that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ gives European fans the experience they want when the game launches in Q1 2013. The epic title is being localised from beginning to end in five languages, with English voices joining the original Japanese voiceover, and subtitles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.

    http://www.uk.namcobandaigames.eu/news/2012/02/15/ni-no-kuni-wrath-of-the-white-witch-for-playstation-3-coming-to-europe-fully-localised-in-q1-2013/2611
     
    1 person likes this.
  2. emigre

    emigre Oh Jeremy Corbyn

    Member
    8,017
    11,579
    Jan 28, 2009
    United States
    London
    I'm actually looking forward to this...
     
  3. Flame

    Flame Me > You

    Member
    3,897
    5,124
    Jul 15, 2008
    i think its time to get my self a PS3.
     
  4. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

    Supervisor
    11,027
    7,348
    Oct 23, 2007
    Italy
    PowerLevel: 9001
    Y U NO ALSO TRANSLATE DS VERSION, NAMCO BANDAI?
     
    3 people like this.
  5. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip Reporter
    23,558
    21,534
    Sep 13, 2009
    Poland
    Gaming Grotto
    'cuz bi*chez will pirate it anyways and it's a waste of teh monniez.
     
    4 people like this.
  6. cosmiccow

    cosmiccow Original Hippie

    Member
    1,125
    62
    Feb 5, 2008
    Gambia, The
    Finally!

    This is the sole reason why the world will not collapse in 2012. We will live to see Q1 2013.

    I already bought the DS version even though I can't read any Japanese. :{
     
  7. soulx

    soulx GBAtemp Legend

    Member
    10,130
    4,708
    Apr 4, 2009
    Canada
    oh god, 2013 (Winter 2012). That's really far off.

    I should really get a PS3, soon.
     
  8. Paarish

    Paarish Connor's Nublet

    Member
    1,719
    605
    Aug 26, 2009
    Married to DinohScene
    SO FAR AWAY!!! ;(
     
  9. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,292
    8,763
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    That's not what I call "beginning to end in five languages" if there is only english voices.
    It's beginning to end in ONE language, plus 4 additional subtitles choices.

    Usually, Ghibli movies have a decent voice over (at least in France), they should make the voice over in each language to cover a larger audience.


    If by "beginning to end" they want to say "we didn't stop translating the game in the middle", hopefully this is how all localization are done.
     
  10. prowler
    OP

    prowler Sony

    Member
    9,473
    2,816
    Jul 14, 2009
    Ragol
    But games have much more dialogue than movies plus it's much harder too, it's just easier (and cheaper) to use English voices and include the Japanese ones as well because we all know how people get when they don't include Japanese VAs...
     
  11. Cyan

    Cyan GBATemp's lurking knight

    Global Moderator
    18,292
    8,763
    Oct 27, 2002
    France
    Engine room, learning
    I agree it's harder, longer and more expansive for the company.
    I just don't understand why they don't always develop the game from the start in different languages in mind (when they know from the start that it will be localized, of course).

    Of course I'm happy we will have it in English/Japanese with different subtitles. At least one if the game is localized.
     
  12. SpaceJump

    SpaceJump Where's my new 2D-Metroid?

    Member
    3,672
    213
    Aug 18, 2005
    Gambia, The
    Zebes
    Ouch, Q1 2013 is so far away. Anyway, I'm glad it gets localized. Day 1 purchase for me.
     
  13. DarkStriker

    DarkStriker GBAtemp's Kpop lover!

    Member
    1,957
    311
    Mar 15, 2009
    Norway
    NIKU!
    Bleh. Guess its time to buy PS3 games from US again.