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^^ Unless Nintendo changes it mind and goes ahead with the DS version, yes.
...Hang on, british kids travel to another world with strange talking animals and an evil white witch?
edited 12th Apr '12 9:08:10 AM by LE0Night
Wow, I didn't realize that! Wonder if it was intentional?
That... is not what I expected Shizuku to sound like in English.
I do like the sheer blatancy of that trailer, though. "FYI: YOU ARE GOING TO CRY AT THIS GAME. kthnx."
Nino Kuni sequel possible if PS3 version succeeds overseas
Oh no you didn't, Level-5.
Also the translation of DS version has been completely canned, mostly because translating and printing that book would just be too much trouble.
Let us bow our heads and have a moment of silence... And then let's see who's planning the inevitable fan translation.
it would take 10 years to translate that Giant book
If you've got the spell list on hand, you don't really need the book. Aside from the spells, it's mostly just a strategy guide with some worldbuilding in it.
I want this game so bad. It looks gorgeous, and the premise sounds really interesting from what I've heard.
As irritating as the statement may be, it's actually got a little bit of context to it.
Both versions of Ni no Kuni had soft openings. The DS version had the misfortune of being released the week after Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, and wound up selling around 170,000 copies in its first week, which was just over a quarter of its initial shipment.
As for the PS 3 version... Things were a bit less encouraging. It managed to sell through a larger percentage of its initial shipment in its first week (~40%), but the raw numbers were something like 40% of that of Ni no Kuni DS. To add insult to injury it managed to get outsold almost 3 to 1 during launch week in its home market by Modern Warfare 3 of all things.
So yeah, it makes sense that Level 5 would have a bit of pause if Ni no Kuni didn't have some more promising fortunes overseas, though clearly NamDai thinks that it may have a shot to be at least profitable to localize. Let's hope that it winds up panning out, because Ni no Kuni really is a wonderful game... If a little hard to understand for the rabble unversed in Japanese such as myself.
edited 7th May '12 11:35:16 PM by TracerBullet
The same thing was said about Rayman Origins, whose performance was (comparatively) abysmal and that sequel is being developed as we speak. So I guess there's hope.
Only around its opening. It did do badly off the starting gate, resulting in a price drop, but the price drop combined with positive word of mouth meant it did well in the long run and was decently profitable.
Release dates! US gets it January 22, UK & Europe the 25th.
edit: and apparently this trailer is supposed to be new, but I can't watch it myself at the moment.
edited 1st Jun '12 1:49:20 PM by LE0Night
The collector's edition includes the book. The book.
You have no idea how hard it was to not write that in all caps.
Really? Really? Well, screw that noise. You went through all the trouble to translate the book and you're not going to give us the DS edition anyway? C'mon, it's still backwards-comptabile! There's still a trickle of vanilla DS stuff anyway!
Not to mention the fact that the book is freaking required for the game! Why the bl**d* f*ck is there a vanilla edition to add to not having the DS version?
I don't think it's required for the PS 3 version. I know there's some significant play differences between the two, and I think the book's involvement is one of them.
I'm pretty sure the PS 3 has the book accessible in game.
Either way, what the HELL Level 5?
And Nintendo fans were sad everywhere.
And of course, they won't ship to Canada. Joy.
Well, Canada isn't that far from the US.
I guess Level 5 we're too busy swimming in the pools of cash that come from the Professor Layton games to localize the DS version.
Isn't the DS version basically a stripped down version of the PS 3 one?
No, the stories are different, but to what extent I don't know.
The main focus is the same, but the story goal and big bad are different.
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