New Ni no Kuni PS3 footage shown on Japanese talk show

Saturday, 29th January 2011 22:11 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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This week on Top Runner, a weekly NHK talk show in Japan, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino was a guest and he brought along with him some new Ni no Kuni PS3 footage.

According to the video, posted below and transcribed by Andriasang, Hino wants to “let players experience the feeling of being in a Studio Ghibli movie,” and he also described how the game allows players to switch into first person view in order to to look around the game’s environments.

Hino also said the development team is considering an option in the game which would allow players to change the camera angles freely during the cutscenes.

As far as the console version being a PS3 exclusive was concerned, Hino said it was because the game was mind on the same level as a movie, and being on PS3 would make it resemble one more.

In early December, it was announced that initial orders for Ni no Kuni on DS had hit 600,000 – the highest ever for a Level-5 game.

Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoshi -  Second Land: The Jet-Black Mage – was released on DS in Japan back in December.

The PS3 version of the game shown here, Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joo – Second Land: The Queen of White Sacred Ash – is expected slated for release this year.



  1. Moonwalker1982

    I am liking the look of this, any idea when this could come to USA/Europe?

    #1 4 years ago
  2. I Am A Troll

    The woman’s reaction at 0.51 says it all. Brilliant artwork.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Kuwabara

    graphics are fucking awesome!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    Does this have turned based combat? I got the impression it did off older videos but the combat in this footage looks abit different.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. chronoss2

    it’s kicking !

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Filofax

    @ Gekidami I think it’s some kind of active time combat system, I do know it’s different from the turn based combat of the DS game.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Callum

    Incredible looking. Love it!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Hunam

    That looks great!

    #8 4 years ago

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