'Ni no Kuni' Gets an English Title in Preparation for U.S. Launch

Posted Mon Oct 3, 2011 at 08:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward

It's going to don the title 'Wrath of the White Witch.'

Studio Ghibli is the company behind some of the greatest animated films of all time. They're like the Japanese Disney, pumping out amazing titles like 'My Neighbor Totoro,' 'Spirited Away,' 'Princess Mononoke' and of course 'Ponyo.'

Hayao Miyazaki is the man behind most of these titles and also the one who has been stopping talks of Ghibli based videogames before they start, but he's finally relented and let a Ghibli game be made. It's called 'Ni no Kuni' in Japan and it's developed by Level-5 who created titles like 'Dark Cloud,' 'Rogue Galaxy' and the 'Professor Layton' series.

The game is slowly but surely making its way to American games, and one step of the process is out of the way. Instead of bearing the Japanese name 'Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Jyoou,' it's being called 'Ni no Kuni, Wrath of the White Witch.' Is it a minor development? You betcha. Is it exciting anyway? Sure is.

Source: Kotaku

Tags: Nintendo DS, PlayStation 3, Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni (all tags)