Ni No Kuni will add additional stuff to special edition as pre-order numbers rise

Namco Bandai, the publisher behind the highly anticipated Studio Ghibli/Level-5 collaboration Ni No Kuni, has announced a unique new initiative that will allow gamers to enhance the special edition of the game simply by pre-ordering.

Your pre-order alone wont do anything, but as more and more people place a pre-order for the title through Namco's site, the special edition will get more and more stuff crammed into it. They're calling it a sort of crowdsourcing called the "Ninostarter." You can watch the progress of the Ninostarter on a special site Namco has set up. They're currently about half way to goal #1.

The Ninostarter will officially end on August 31, so if you're planning to pre-order you might want to do it soonish. Ni No Kuni is slated for launch early next year on January 22, 2012. The special edition (aka the Wizard's Edition) is what you'll need to pre-order for it to count toward the goal. That will cost you a fairly hefty $99.99, and it comes with the following things (so far) in the image below.


  • ObliqueZombie - July 20, 2012 11:38 a.m.

    This. This is why I need a PS3.
  • einhazard - July 20, 2012 8:57 a.m.

    "Ni No Kuni is slated for launch early next year on January 22, 2012" .........Great Scott, IT WORKED!
  • falcon4196 - July 19, 2012 4 p.m.

    I'm excited for this unfortunetly I can't justify spending $100 on game right now. The Studio Ghibli art style and story stelling is just so well suited for a game. Can't wait until it comes out. (Not to nitpick but there is small typo in the release date "launch early next year on January 22, 2012.")
  • Shadow Of Death - July 19, 2012 1:39 p.m.

    I noticed they stated ", the fans, the chance to help determine what else will be included in the Wizard’s Edition in the United States." The United States. Sounds like Canada is going to be shat upon again. I hope I'm wrong. Would be nice if the Special Edition (including changes) made it Canada as well.

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