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Ni No Kuni PS3 Hits North America Early Next Year

If you were excited to hear about the new NIS offerings, this will make you squeal like a schoolgirl.

The PlayStation 3 version of Ni no Kuni will launch in Japan on November 17. We've known that for a while. But what we didn't know was whether or not the Level-5 title would ever see the light of day in North America.

Thankfully, it was announced during the Sony Computer Entertainment Asia press conference that the fantasy RPG would indeed be coming to North America in "early 2012." Level-5 president Akihiro Hino said the English version of the game is currently in production, which ought to make all the JRPG fans plenty happy. If you're not familiar, Ni no Kuni debuted on the Nintendo DS and the PS3 version tells a different story, and also features updated visuals (as if you didn't already know).

Well, that's good news, right? Who will be picking this one up when it arrives early next year?

Related Game(s): Ni no Kuni

Tags: ni no kuni, ni no kuni na release date, ni no kuni us release date

9/16/2011 10:45:38 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (43 posts)

Arvis
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 10:58:51 AM
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*wild applause*

Level 5 never fails to come through. Note to Squenix: this is how you run a game company.

-Arvis

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bebestorm
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:00:25 AM
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This is really great news and Im shocked the wait wont be long. They could make it perfect by releasing the ps3 bundle here.

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Eld
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:08:45 AM

I was also surprised it's coming so soon, but they did open localization studio here so all it means they planned for this from the beginning.

Anyway great news on every level:)

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chilker
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:19:09 PM

That really is great news on all 5 levels. I am so excited for this game.

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TheAgingHipster
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:01:13 AM
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Okay, so I know practically nothing about this game, but I will purchase it based on two things: 1) The good people at PSXExtreme, editors and readers alike, are excited about it, so I am, too! 2) I will ALWAYS support JRPGs coming to the US. Good on ya, Level 5!!

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godsdream
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:02:30 PM

Now that are 2 great points. I can get included in those also.

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Eld
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:02:48 AM
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Best news from TGS this year.

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Dustinwp
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:04:14 AM
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F**KING SWEET! I can't wait to get my hands on this! Level 5 is quickly becoming my favorite game developer.

Last edited by Dustinwp on 9/16/2011 11:07:37 AM

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Looking Glass
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:10:34 AM
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This is truly wonderful news. I'm definitely going to have this one on pre-order.

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SoulController
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:11:17 AM
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Nice!! If the reviews are great, D1P for me

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DrRockso87
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:23:59 AM
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Level-5 officially > Nintendo this generation.

Seriously, it sucks. Nintendo has some GREAT looking JRPGs on the Wii that they won't localize to North America yet Level-5 will localize a beautiful game such as this so soon after the Japanese release?! Amazing. Love them.

Now where's Dark Cloud 3?

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Highlander
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:10:09 PM

Level 5 > SE...
Level 5 > Nintendo...
Level 5 are shining pretty well right now.

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Arvis
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 2:22:41 PM

"Now where's Dark Cloud 3?"

AMEN!

-Arvis

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bebestorm
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:27:18 PM

How about Dark Cloud HD collection for PS3/Vita while they work on Dark Cloud 3.

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ryu
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:34:54 AM
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best news of the year!! if there's collector's edition i'll pick that up too!

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Jawknee
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:42:50 AM
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Awesome. Can't wait.

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:11:52 PM

You're back?!$@#$@#%

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TheAgingHipster
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:17:03 PM

My reaction precisely. Welcome back, Jawk!

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Claire C
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:52:29 AM
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WAAAAHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO XD

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Highlander
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 11:53:49 AM
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Happy Dance Time.

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godsdream
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:00:46 PM
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I have to accept that I already saw that title a few times in the web but never thought it was a jrpg. Might try this at some point early next year. Hopefully this can be the first jrpg game for a long chain to come to America also.

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Highlander
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:08:04 PM
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Finally, the tap has been turned on.

In the last few days we've had good news for the JRPG genre.

Nice sales. It's good to see a PS3 JRPG with strong sales for once. Perhaps the market is re-awakening?

WKC 2 released this week, Atelier Totori releases next week,Fate/Extra comes later in the year, Tales of Graces F comes later, and Xillia sells well in it's first week (localization news soon?). The news of the FFX HD remaster for PS3/Vita. NISA's announcements, and now this from Level 5. Awesome.

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BlinkBoy
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:49:42 PM

Yes, do we call this return of the JRPG? at least here in the west.

Will be noting down all these games.

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Highlander
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 3:36:08 PM

And now Suikoden for PSP/Vita...

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Aura7541
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:10:35 PM
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Words can't describe how happy I am right now :) Yay, more JRPG goodness for the PS3!

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:11:43 PM
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Thank you! I better hurry up with WKCII

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Clamedeus
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:22:26 PM
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Great news indeed.

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StubbornScorpio
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 12:27:59 PM
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You read my mind Ben, I DID squeal like a schoolgirl!!

Seriously, this has to be my most-wanted game from Japan right next to FF Versus. This made my day.

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Aerifale
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:25:27 PM
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Oh man this game is too darn pretty to pass up. My poor wallet :/

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GustaveXIII
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 1:47:13 PM
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WOW amazing news.

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Lotusflow3r
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 2:29:43 PM
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I have tears........You know i don't need to say anything :')

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TheOldOne
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 2:39:47 PM
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First time I heard of this game. I want to know more. Is this game like Dark Cloud?

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BlinkBoy
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:52:58 PM

Well, it looks more like Dark Cloud than White Knight Chronicles.

It is finally picking up on the JRPG front for PS3 only took 5 years.

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Alienange
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 2:43:10 PM
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I'm getting it. Looks good, plays good and has plenty of underage girls. Who could pass it up?

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Oyashiro
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 4:15:51 PM
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YES! YES! YES! YES! YES!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 7:21:24 PM
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For further reference this is my happy face.

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Lawless SXE
Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 8:43:12 PM
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Can't wait, and I sincerely hope that a European release isn't too far behind (although two months ahead again would be good :D). Game looks amazing.

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Lenoxseer
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 8:28:11 AM

The PS3 is region free, you could import the North American version and play it just as soon as Americans. :)

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 3:32:21 AM
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This is so great! Always was confident that this game would be localized simply by how many were translating it into english over the web but to actually hear that it's coming to North American so soon, unexpectedly made me so very excited.

As many have said, Square Enix has something to worry about since Level 5 has began showing that they are cappable of satisfying jrpg fans in the west and in general.

Keep it up L5. You may not have the resources that SE has as of yet but you have shown that you are able with what you do have. The first WKC wasn't bad lookig by any means IMO. Competition forces improvement.

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shadowscorpio
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 3:34:20 AM

picking up White Knight Chronicles 2 today afternoon btw. ;) Loving Level-5 . Hoping they continue with the Rogue Galaxy series.

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Lenoxseer
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 8:32:20 AM

I so agree with you on that! Rogue Galaxy is my favorite game by them. Played it pretty much non-stop til it was beaten. Seeing a sequel would be awesome, but if they do a sequel I hope they change the whole helping hand thing the first one had. It was really annoying that they told you how to beat bosses. I like to figure that stuff out on my own. Even bringing an HD collection with Dark Cloud, Dark Cloud 2, and Rogue Galaxy would be good enough for me. :)

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SaiyanSempai
Saturday, September 17, 2011 @ 3:19:49 PM
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Yeeeeeeeeesssssssss!!!!

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bentl78
Sunday, September 18, 2011 @ 10:40:44 PM
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WANT!!!

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