Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Ni no Kuni: The Another World

Game developer Level5 has teamed up with Studio Ghibli to produce a Nintendo DS role-playing game called Ni no Kuni: The Another World.

Ghibli is producing the in-game animation footage. Apparently, the game's unique feature will be the “Magic Master” book that will come bundled with it. Within the story, a 13-year-old boy is transported to another world with the Magic Master book; the player references the physical copy of the book to learn magical spells while playing the game.

I’m interested to see how this collaboration works out. The development art for the game looks fantastic and the trailer is interesting (see below).

Ni no Kuni is due for release in Japan in 2009.

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