New Trailer for NI NO KUNI, Studio Ghibli and Level-5’s Gorgeous-Looking RPG

     October 17, 2011


A new Japanese trailer for the beautiful-looking RPG Ni no Kuni has gone online. The PlayStation 3 game was created by Level-5 (the folks behind the Professor Layton games) and Studio Ghibli, the animation studio co-created by the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (Spirited Away).  I can’t remember the last time I saw a video game that was so visually stunning.  I have no idea what’s being said by anyone in this trailer, but there are plenty of crazy Japanese RPG elements floating around and there seems to be a nice variety of combat, puzzles, and exploration.  Level-5 put together some great RPGs on other systems (Rogue Galaxy, Jeanne d’Arc, and Dragon Quest VIII), but they’re still looking for their PS3 RPG hit since the also-visually-impressive White Knight Chronicles games have been met with a lukewarm-at-best response.  If Ni no Kuni‘s gameplay matches its visuals, it will be one of the best games ever made.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.  Ni no Kuni (literally translated as “Second Country: The Queen of White Sacred Ash“) hits stores in Japan on November 17th and is due out in the U.S. in early 2012.

Trailer via Topless Robot.


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