A Grand Adventure Begins as NI NO KUNI: WRATH OF THE WHITE WITCH Launches In Europe and Australasia Today

Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ has shipped to retailers in Europe and Australasia, exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. This epic tale of a boy named Oliver crossing two realities on a quest to save his mother combines the talents of three of Japan’s most respected entertainment entities, LEVEL-5, Studio Ghibli, and Joe Hisaishi, to create what will be one of 2013’s most enchanting and unique video gaming experiences.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is developed by LEVEL-5, the studio behind the smash hits Dragon Quest VIII, Dragon Quest IX, and the Professor Layton series. LEVEL-5 collaborated with the legendary Studio Ghibli to create the cut-scenes in Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. Studio Ghibli is world renowned for creating memorable anime masterpieces including My Neighbor Totoro, Castle in the Sky and Spirited Away. The in-game music was composed by Joe Hisaishi the famed composer of musical scores for over 100 films including many of Studio Ghibli’s greatest productions and was performed by the Japanese Philharmonic Orchestra.

To celebrate the launch of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch players connecting to the PlayStation®Network will receive, for free, two exclusive familiars developed especially for the Western release: Draggle and Golden Hurly.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is available now; exclusively for the PlayStation®3system with both English and Japanese voiceovers included as well as French, Italian, German and Spanish texts at retailers and on the PlayStation®Store.

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