Posts Tagged ‘Ni no Kuni’

Ni No Kuni Delayed

Namco Bandai has just announced that Level 5 and Studio Ghibli’s Ni No Kuni has been delayed, with its European and North American release dates pushed back to Q1 2013.

Source: Joystiq

Ni No Kuni Outsold by Polar Opposite

Moving about 65,000 copies in its first week, the PS3 version of Ni No Kuni has reportedly sold only about 40% of launch retail stock. By way of comparison, first week numbers for One Piece Gigant Battle 2 ran around 120,000 copies, and subwoofer testing phenomenon Modern Warfare 3 hit 179,000. On the PS3. In Japan.

Go and read that sentence again. Let it sink in. Embrace the madness.

Source: Andriasang

What Happened This Week – New Generation, Same Tricks

Howdy-howdy! Slowly getting back to a working schedule, though still suffering connection issues. Making some progress on my end, or at least narrowing down the problem. But enough about my griping, we’re here for the news! News, and the joy of shows about time-travelling quad bikes on YouTube.

Gotta love Klyka, man. Anyway, let’s get at it:

  • Sony is reportedly beginning work on game concepts for the yet-unannounced PS4, with an expected release window of 2014…
  • …while Microsoft looks to debut the “Xbox Next” at E3 2013. Also, Fable will get a chance to disappoint people on the Next.
  • A Gamasutra interview on Rage sparks… rage. The writer responds, arguing that being potentially blacklisted for a pointed question or two is kind of an overreaction.
  • Blizzard offers up a side of Diablo III free with $180 worth of World of Warcraft. Such a deal! Blizzard, throw in Warcraft 4 or the rest of Starcraft II and we’ll talk.
  • Speaking of tie-ins, Mass Effect 3 teams up with Battlefield 3 to prop up the latter gain early access to the ME3 multiplayer demo. Maybe they’re hoping BF3‘s multiplayer mojo will rub off or something.
  • Namco Bandai is set to publish Ni no Kuni in Rest-of-the-Worldia, Yoshida says more about FFXIV, Batman: Arkham City opens up fresh DLC wounds, and more!

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Ni no Kuni Gets Namco Bandai as Publisher

Level-5 has confirmed that Namco Bandai will publish the upcoming Ni no Kuni for its North American and European releases. Subtitled as Wrath of the White Witch, the game is set for a 2012 release

Source: Joystiq

What Happened This Week – Buy Shares in Black Mesa

And we’re back on task, no worse for wear. Well, I’m still fighting a cough, but at least we’re up and running again. As I said yesterday, sorry for the delay folks. Fortunately it wasn’t too busy a news week so I had time to chew on some rich, yummy financial analysis alongside the TGS leftovers. Let’s get down on it, shall we?

  • Tokyo Game Show wrap-ups: 3DS releases are promising and its match-up with the Vita is the fight to watch; Square Enix needs something to reassure fans it knows what it’s doing, which probably isn’t FFXII-2; Konami lets Suikoden out of the cellar into yet another cellar; Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk2 confuses yet taps into the mysterious ‘buy me’ impulse; Namco-Bandai still hates money.
  • provides some insights into the Japanese stock market and its reactions to TGS.  Short version: Sony should be thankful Japan likes the Vita.  The full article is definitely worth the read.
  • Sony has a brief network outage that’s quickly corrected as authorities nab yet more LulzSec participants.  The irony of this is not lost on me.
  • A university study crowdsources viral protein modeling to a bunch of FoldIt players, with surprising results.  Look to see someone try to weaponize this in the near future.
  • Not exactly game-related, but the CERN researchers firing a particle that seemingly broke the speed of light is too fascinating not to discuss and/or fantasize about.  Read up on it if you haven’t already, it could very well be science fiction in the making.
  • And speaking of science gone mad, code-hunters find an apparent teaser for Half-Life 2: Episode 3 in Valve’s DotA 2.  Don’t play games with my heart, Valve.  Just… don’t.

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Ni No Kuni to See US Release

Ni No Kuni, Level-5’s DS RPG with a recent PS3 redux, will see a North American release also on the PS3. Currently set for November 17 in Japan, the US launch date was not specified beyond sometime in 2012.

Source: 1UP

Ni No Kuni PS3 Gets Dated in Japan

DS RPG Ni no Kuni, a Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration released last year, will see a PS3 version before the end of the year. Specifically, Famitsu reports that the title is planned to launch on November 17 in Japan. There are currently no details for a release elsewhere.

Source: Joystiq