E3 2012: Ni no Kuni

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the first stab at video games by the legendary Studio Ghibli. You may be familiar with their highly popular anime titles: Castle in the Sky, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle, to name a few. Their storyboard experience and art style have translated beautifully into a fantastic looking game. The goal was to create a game with the look and feeling of playing through an actual Japanese anime, and Ni no Kuni appears to deliver masterfully.

Players control Oliver on his travels to a parallel world in a quest to save his mother. As he learns to become a magician, Oliver gains access to several spells to aide him in his battles throughout the adventure.

Ni No Kuni┬áhas already been released in Japan to great acclaim, but Stateside players can experience Ghibli’s latest story in January 2013.