Alongside the Switch release, a remastered version of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will also be available on September 20 for PS4 and PC.
It’s time to get those tissues ready. Now officially announced, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be heading to the Nintendo Switch on September 20, 2019. Additionally, a remastered version of the game will head to PS4 and PC on the same date.
The announcement coincided with a new trailer featuring its wonderful cast of characters and familiars, as well as its brilliant gameplay. If the animated sequences look familiar in terms of style, that is because Studio Ghibli, the animation studio responsible for classics such as My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke, and Howl’s Moving Castle produced the animated sequences. Furthermore, composer Joe Hisaishi, who is responsible for the music of the aforementioned films, composed the music for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, truly giving the game that Studio Ghibli vibe.
For those unaware, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an RPG developed by Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment originally released on PS3 back in 2011 in Japan; it was then released for the rest of the world in early 2013. You follow a young boy named Oliver, as well as his pal Drippy, as he travels to another world to save his mother. That beginning sequence is one of the saddest scenes I have seen in a video game. I wasn’t lying when I said “get those tissues ready.”
Last year, the follow-up to the critically acclaimed game, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, was released. Set hundreds of years after Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the sequel follows Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a young king who loses his kingdom overnight. You can check out our review of the game where we said, “By setting the bar higher with its meaningful side-quests and multiple systems executed perfectly, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is paving the way for future JRPG titles to build upon.”