Debut trailer for The Another World is so beautiful it'll make you cry

Just wow. That's all there is to say about the debut trailer for the Level 5 and Studio Ghibli PS3 RPG collaboration, Ni no Kuni: The Another World. It is a work of amazing beauty. Watch it:

The story is about a boy that finds his way to - think about it - another world, which happens to be a parallel world to his own. There's magic. There's battles. There's lots of monsters and beasties. There's rumours that it'll use PlayStation Move.

As someone that could happily watch Ghibli movies all day, I am hyped to the maximum for this game. It's scheduled for a 2011 release in Japan. No word on when/if it might find its way West, but a game of this magnitude simply has to be shared with the rest of the world. We must demand it.

A DS version was revealed all the way back in 2008 and seems equally worthy of wow and mega-hype. This is what the DS version of Ni no Kuni: The Another World looks like:

And the DS version will be released with a 'Magic Master' book of spells. Or, at least, it will do in Japan. Again, there's still no confirmation of it actually coming out in the  US or UK. But it has to. So it's going to. Otherwise my Totoro plushie will be most displeased. And that simply won't do.

June 24, 2010




  • philipshaw - June 25, 2010 12:36 p.m.

    This looks proper amazing,they better bring it out over here
  • Craza - June 25, 2010 9:30 a.m.

    You know what would be awesome? If they had cameo appearances from Studio Ghibli films. Awwwwww yeah.
  • shyfonzie - June 25, 2010 7:51 a.m.

  • The_Tingler - June 25, 2010 6:12 a.m.

    Let's just hope the damn things are coming to US and UK/Europe before we get too excited, shall we?
  • maxcogert - June 24, 2010 11:14 p.m.

    Absolutely beautiful. Plus, Level5 and Ghibli is a license to print money
  • Evil_AppleJuice - June 24, 2010 7:23 p.m.

    my eyes just exploded into rainbows.
  • grizzly311 - June 24, 2010 5:09 p.m.

    me likey. just hope its not too pokemon. not that i didn't love me some pokemon back in the day, but not something i necessarily want to go back to
  • Elemental - June 24, 2010 4:08 p.m.

    Count me in. Hopefully it'll have the original Japanese dub with subtitles.
  • Cyberninja - June 24, 2010 3:55 p.m.

    this better be realeased in the us and uk or i will go to japan and burn down level 5 for keeping this from the non japanese
  • InFeRnOg - June 24, 2010 3:34 p.m.

    I think everyone who is complaining about Level-5 needs to look at their history, namely the following gems: Dark Cloud 2 Dragon Quest VIII Rogue Galaxy Jeanne D'Arc Level-5 can make incredible games (I particularly liked DQVIII and Rogue Galaxy) and I have hopes that they will return to their PS2 glory days with this title (and that we'll get it in the West).
  • db1331 - June 24, 2010 3:03 p.m.

    That is one beautiful looking game. I wish the new Zelda used this art style instead of its current one.
  • EnragedTortoise1 - June 24, 2010 2:39 p.m.

    Holycowohmygod that's IN GAME?
  • JohnnyMaverik - June 24, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    Looks pretty cool, but as it's Level5 it's a 50/50 affair.
  • V1N3 - June 24, 2010 2:14 p.m.

    Looks like Studio Ghibli movies, FF and Dark Cloud smashed into one piece. Looks really cool :D
  • NeonSalmon - June 24, 2010 2:09 p.m.

    wow.. looks beautiful, but will it come with the spell book like the DS version will because that looks really cool
  • FearlessRaven - June 24, 2010 2:04 p.m.

    I <3 Jeanne D'arc. This sort of looks like it's spiritual successor. Count me in.
  • HitmanSB07 - June 24, 2010 1:51 p.m.

    Oh my god i've been waiting for this for a year or so and there's a PS3 version!!! it has to come out in europe, it has to.
  • Modroneman - June 24, 2010 1:20 p.m.

    Blame western RPG's, but I just don't have the love for Japanese RPG's anymore. I actually got bored watching this trailer. Yes it may be a beautiful looking game, but its still the same RPG that came out 10 years ago.
  • Awesomeforthemasses - June 24, 2010 1:15 p.m.

    Now my love of Studio Ghibli films and Level 5 games is in one glorious package!
  • H2A2I00 - June 24, 2010 1:12 p.m.

    I love the art direction, now I am looking forward to this game

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