Studio Ghibli RPG gets Japanese release date

ni no kuni

Ni no Kuni, or the Studio Ghibli RPG as it’s known in North America, has finally been given a release date… in Japan.

So far there’s been no word as to when the title will reach U.S. stores, if at all.  The Nintendo DS version dropped in Japan last December. The DS and PS3 incarnations of Ni no Kuni are not only visually different, but also contain different storylines.

According to Famitsu magazine, the PlayStation 3 version will release November 17, nearly a full year after its DS counterpart.  It is expected to sell for ¥8,800, which is roughly $114.  Luckily, if Level-5 does decide to make its game available to the US market, $59 is likely the highest price you could expect to pay. 

Given Studio Ghibli’s global popularity, largely due to the work of acclaimed director Hayao Miyazaki (who is not actually involved with the title), it would make sense to expand the accessibility of this joint collaboration.



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Josh is a 25-year-old man-child who loves pizza, video games, baseball, cartoons and anime. Most of his heroes are middle-aged Japanese men, and he's been known to quote Seinfeld at random. You can find him on Twitter using the handle @averagejosh.

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