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Zendervai Eccentric Dreamer from St. Catharines Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Eccentric Dreamer
Oct 15th 2011 at 7:36:28 AM

Its been announced that Level-5 isn't bringing Ni No Kuni over. It's Namco Bandai of all people. They seem to have made a complete reversal on their opinion of the jRPG market in the West, what with Tales of Graces F, Dark Souls (iffy I know), Tales of the Abyss 3DS and now Ni No Kuni.

GiantRobots ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED from Victoria Harbour Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
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Zendervai Eccentric Dreamer from St. Catharines Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Eccentric Dreamer
Oct 15th 2011 at 10:29:13 AM

I found it here: http://www.rpgfan.com/news/2011/2301.html It was announced at the Level-5 press conference.

Oct 15th 2011 at 10:53:19 AM

Well as long as SOMEONE is bringing it over, I can be happy anyway.

Speaking of, I loved the rage over at Neo GAF that the game is doomed to not sell because they didn't localize the title correctly. Correctly being banishing those wretched foreign words "Ni no Kuni" from the title, of course.

Zendervai Eccentric Dreamer from St. Catharines Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Eccentric Dreamer
Oct 15th 2011 at 11:28:35 AM

Solatorobo, Shin Megami Tensei, any number of games with gibberish in the title, even American ones. I don't think it will be an issue.

Oct 15th 2011 at 12:42:40 PM

BUT THAT MAKES THEM NICHE GAMES INSTEAD OF AAA CALL OF DUTY COMPETITIONNNNN!

...sorry, channeled. I'm just freaking happy we're getting it. Even if they changed to the name, I'd be happy.

Zendervai Eccentric Dreamer from St. Catharines Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Eccentric Dreamer
Oct 15th 2011 at 4:31:10 PM

What does Ni no Kuni mean anyway?

FreezairForALimitedTime Responsible adult from Planet Claire
Responsible adult
Oct 15th 2011 at 5:04:24 PM

"The Other World," roughly. Sometimes translated as "The Another World," intentionally ungrammatically. Not for the Zero Wingrish appeal, but to convey the sense that "Another World" is a proper name.

"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
Mihashi My Sword Hand Twitches from a coconut treetop
My Sword Hand Twitches
Oct 15th 2011 at 5:06:42 PM

If you want a literal translation, it translates to Second Country.

I spread my wings, fly away. The wind sweeps me off my feet, blowing me away yeah. Trees whispering to me. I'm feeling free now.
KuroBaraHime ☆♥☆ from Somewhere...I think
☆♥☆
Oct 15th 2011 at 5:06:52 PM

[up][up][up]It basically means "The Second Country". The way it's spelled though, it literally means something like "The Country of Two".

edited 15th Oct '11 5:07:00 PM by KuroBaraHime

Zendervai Eccentric Dreamer from St. Catharines Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Eccentric Dreamer
FreezairForALimitedTime Responsible adult from Planet Claire
Responsible adult
Oct 15th 2011 at 7:17:45 PM

[up][up]: I stand corrected. "The Another World" was the subtitle for a while though. Then it became something about a crow wizard? And now it's about a black witch.

"Proto-Indo-European makes the damnedest words related. It's great. It's the Kevin Bacon of etymology." ~Madrugada
KuroBaraHime ☆♥☆ from Somewhere...I think
☆♥☆
Oct 16th 2011 at 6:08:42 AM

[up]The Japanese subtitle of the DS version is "Shikkoku no Madoushi", meaning the "The Jet Black Mage". The PS 3 version's subtitles is "Shiroki Seihai no Joou", meaning "The Queen of White Holy Ash".

According to that link, the English subtitle of the PS 3 version is "Wrath of the White Witch".

Oct 16th 2011 at 9:59:07 PM

New trailer. Play it in HD to get the full "Holy Crap, this is all running in game?!" experience.

Namco Bandai, do not ruin!

GiantRobots ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED from Victoria Harbour Relationship Status: I like big bots and I can not lie
ELBOW ROCKET ENGAGED
Oct 17th 2011 at 5:19:12 AM

[up]Holy shit.

Dat soundtrack. Also, how the hell did I miss Level 5's Youtube channel. Subbed.

edited 17th Oct '11 5:19:56 AM by GiantRobots

Oct 18th 2011 at 12:43:59 PM

I'm even happier with my buying a ps3 a few months ago now.

Recon5 Avvie-free for life! from Southeast Asia
Avvie-free for life!
Oct 18th 2011 at 11:21:11 PM

BUT THAT MAKES THEM NICHE GAMES INSTEAD OF AAA CALL OF DUTY COMPETITIONNNNN!

Well... 'AAA Call of Duty competition ' is a rather narrow category even if it is highly oversaturated. 'AAA Call of Duty crusher ' on the other hand is thankfully quite a bit broader.

edited 18th Oct '11 11:21:21 PM by Recon5

Apr 11th 2012 at 2:06:12 PM

Ni no Kuni delayed until Q1 2013 -_-"

edit: Oh, and apparently everyone but Oliver will be British, for whatever reason...

edited 11th Apr '12 2:10:23 PM by LE0Night

nomuru2d Gamer-turning-maker from Port Saint Lucie, FL Relationship Status: Longing for Dulcinea
Gamer-turning-maker
Apr 11th 2012 at 2:59:03 PM

I think every character might be British because Level 5's had a good track-record with British-sounding characters.

Long live Cinematech. FC:0259-0435-4987
Apr 12th 2012 at 1:33:58 AM

English trailer:

^ and I was more curious about why they didn't just make everyone British. First I thought Oliver's family was supposed to be foreign, but from that trailer it sounds like his mother is British as well.

... and he didn't really say "Porn Star" at the end there, did he? [lol]

edited 12th Apr '12 1:34:15 AM by LE0Night

SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Apr 12th 2012 at 2:26:51 AM

Is this game getting european release? tongue

Time to change the style, for now
Apr 12th 2012 at 2:50:40 AM

Oh god, it better be! *cracks knuckles & goes to check*

edit: grin yep, it is:

Ni no Kuni comes to Europe in early 2013 - Localized in five languages.

The Level-5-developed Studio Ghibli RPG is being localized “from beginning to end” in five languages, including English and Japanese voiceovers, and english, French, Italian, German, and Spanish subtitles.

edited 12th Apr '12 2:53:11 AM by LE0Night

SpookyMask Insert title from Corner in round room Relationship Status: Non-Canon
Insert title
Apr 12th 2012 at 7:01:48 AM

Only on PS 3?

Time to change the style, for now
Zendervai Eccentric Dreamer from St. Catharines Relationship Status: Wishing you were here
Eccentric Dreamer
Apr 12th 2012 at 7:59:52 AM

Localized from "beginning to end"? As opposed to what, only the first two thirds?


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