Ni No Kuni Now Wrath Of The White Witch

Studio Ghibli and Level 5 collaboration, Ni No Kuni, has got a new name for Western Markets.

The title is now Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch, according to a trademark listing discovered by Eurogamer. The game is set to release on PS3 in Japan and North America, but no release information for Europe has been confirmed. Luckily, the PS3 is region free so you can import Ni No Kuni Wrath of the White Witch.


Ni No Kuni Wrath of The White Witch is set to release in North America, early 2012. Japan is set to get it November 17 2011.

Source: Eurogamer/United States Patent and Trademark Office



  1. ‘Kuni’? Sounds rude to me :D

    • Kuni is Japanese for “country”.


    • Also, its Japanese sub-title, Shiroki Seihai no Joō, translates into “The Queen of White Sacred Ash”.

      So, I’m not surprised to see “White Witch” appear in the English version.

  2. Looks and sounds great, really looking forward to this.
    I can’t imagine it not getting a European release, even if our’s is slightly delayed.

  3. I would have preferred it if they left it how it was, now it just sounds like a generic kids game. I could feel my interest wane while reading it.

    • Point me in the direction of these similar games that conjure up such disappointment to you.

      • I can’t, it’s just so uninspired I’ve already forgotten what this game is called ;)

        And I said nothing about similar games or any disappointment, all I am trying to say is that I feel that for a game being co-developed by Studio Ghibli the title the American publisher has gone with is decidedly lacklustre. Where is the sense of creativity, the imagination, the overwhelming sense of magic that permeates the Ghibli works? The title certainly doesn’t do a good job of imparting that on me, hence my initial statement – though it was admittedly a bit short and unclear.

  4. this game looks B-E-A-UTIFUL ! cannot believe that studio ghibli have collaborated on this, i really hope that we get it released over here

  5. Region free you say?! Nice.

  6. I know it looks great…but it’ll fall in gameplay if its like White Knights combat, it isn’t bad but it gets so dull.

  7. Lovely… these games are a joy to play and watch. I feel that sometimes too much is happening on the screen, and that the game doesnt let you enjoy the graphics at all. Yes we need this in europe too.

  8. I’m surpised they didn’t translate Ni No Kuni, it translates to “Second Country” but is also called “The another world” according to wikipedia. But I guess it’s to do with the fact that fans now recognice it by it’s japanese name.

  9. I wonder if the game would have english subtitles if you import it? Prob not.

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