Level-5 held a premiere event in Japan last night for its adorable looking DS RPG Ni no Kuni.
According to Famitsu (via Andriasang), Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino addressed the crowd at the event with the news that the game’s initial orders hit the 600K mark, which is the highest ever for a Level-5 game. Even Professor Layton, apparently. The publisher is expecting to sell between one and two million units of the game, with it being the “next big title to follow Professor Layton and Inazuma Eleven.”
Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoshi, which in English translates into Second Land: The Jet-Black Mage, is not the only Ni no title to be released today, as the mobile phone version Ni no Kuni Hotroit Stories also debuts for ROID.
A PS3 version of the game, Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joo (Second Land: The Queen of White Sacred Ash) is expected to hit PS3 in 2011.
No word yet on a release outside of Japan. Damn it.