Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a game I've been excited about since I learnt about its cousin Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoshi on the Nintendo DS years ago. It's nearly out in America and Europe (and Australia, whoo!) and I've got my Wizard's Edition on pre-order. So Namco Bandai Games released a demo on the PlayStation 3 this week. It has one gigantic flaw: it's not out until next month and I'm extremely frustrated by this. Read on
Thirteen-year-old Oliver's mother Arie recently died while saving him from drowning. While crying about his tragic loss a doll given to him by his late mother reveals it is actually a male fairy named Shizuku. Oliver is given a magic book which is able to transport him to "Ni no Kuni" (literally the two countries, referring to the two worlds). Together Oliver and his new friend venture into the new land to try and find Arie and begin a grand adventure.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the PlayStation 3 version of Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madoshi - a Nintendo DS game developed by Level-5 and Japanese animation powerhouse Studio Ghibli. The PS3 version features a visual look which replicates Ghibli's well-known animation style.