CERGY-PONTOISE, FRANCE – 29 June 2012 – NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S. today announced that it will be releasing a limited-run Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch ™ – Wizard$B!G(Js Edition alongside the standard version of the game on January 25, 2013 across EMEA and Australasia exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch , an epic tale of a boy travelling between two worlds on a quest to save his mother, is developed by the critically acclaimed Japanese development studio, LEVEL-5. The game features animations produced and cut-scenes supervised by the legendary Japanese animation company, Studio Ghibli, and music by the world-renowned Joe Hisaishi.
The Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard$B!G(Js Edition will include a 300+ page hardback physical copy of The Wizard$B!G(Js Companion, the spellbook Oliver uses throughout his journey in the game. The full-colour Wizard$B!G(Js Companion contains a bestiary of all the creatures found in the game along with in-depth item descriptions, spells and history of the other world. The limited-run Wizard$B!G(Js Edition will also contain a plush doll of Drippy, Oliver$B!G(Js guide through his adventures, as well as exclusive $B!H(Jgolden mite$B!I(J and $B!H(Jgolden drongo$B!I(J DLC familiars. Fans who pre-order Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch at participating retailers will also receive two exclusive familiars developed especially for the western release: flutterby and griffy.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into another world to become a wizard in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way Oliver makes new friends and tames many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be available January 25, 2013 across EMEA and Asia Pacific and will include both English and Japanese voiceovers as well as English, French, Spanish, Italian and German text.
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About LEVEL-5 Inc.
LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets videogame software in Japan. The company$B!G(Js flagship Professor Layton series has shipped over 13.5 million units worldwide, while the mega-hit INAZUMA ELEVEN® series has shipped over 4.9 million units worldwide. The Little Battlers eXperience® animated series, based on the hugely successful games of the same name, will soon make its western debut in Europe and the Americas. The company is also currently localizing Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ for North America and Europe, featuring animations by the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, and music by Joe Hisaishi. In September 2010, LEVEL-5 Inc. opened an office in Santa Monica, California. While maintaining its base as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media, as it strives to become a world-class entertainment brand.
About NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S.
NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe S.A.S., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content for platforms including all major video game consoles and PC, with marketing and sales operations in 50 countries across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Australasia. The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry$B!G(Js top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN™, Tekken™, SOULCALIBUR™, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™, Dragon Ball®, GALAGA™, RIDGE RACER™ and ACE COMBAT™. More information about the company and its products can be found at www.namcobandaigames.eu or www.facebook.com/namcobandaigames.europe.
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