Level 5 Explains Why The Fantastic Ni No Kuni For Nintendo DS Won’t Come To West

Nintendo DS’ version of Ni No Kuni launched 2010 in Japan, but because it’s “too difficult” to package the physical magic book with the game and sell it outside Japan, it will not be released in the West. However, the PlayStation version of the game, titled Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, which includes a digital magic book, will launch in both Europe and North America in January 2013.

For reference, out of a possible 40 points, Famitsu awarded the Nintendo DS version with 38 points and PlayStation 3’s with 36.

“It was too difficult to package it with the book and sell it overseas. That was the biggest reason why it wasn’t brought overseas.”

-Akihiro Hino, Level-5 president

Nintendo DS: Level 5 And Studio Ghibli Show Off Amazing New Footage Of Ni No Kuni

Level 5 has released a trailer for the beautiful Ni no Kuni. The trailer is for the PlayStation 3 version of the game but Studio Ghibli and Level 5 have also worked on a version for the Nintendo DS which came out in Japan on December 9th. Personally I don’t think I’ve seen a better looking game, what do you all think?

Tip: Chris Smith