E3 2012
Games of E3 2012

The Escapist Staff | 8 Jun 2012 20:30
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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

The first videogame made by Studio Ghilbi, the anime company behind Howl's Moving Castle and Spirited Away, Ni no Kuni tells the story of a young man named Oliver who is on a quest to reunite with his recently deceased mother. Players use magic and tactics to battle against the various strange creatures they encounter.

Read up on Mike Kayatta's full preview of Ni no Kuni here. The game is scheduled to arrive for the PS3 in January of 2013.

Mike Kayatta: The demo picked up somewhere a bit out of context--I think I was in some sort of pig country--so I found myself rather suddenly squaring off with a giant pig-tank. As the battle began, the scene maintained its 3-D depth, and defaulted my control to Oliver while the other characters in my party started to attack on their own. I was then able to freeze the action, access a menu, and assign attitudes to my comrades such as "Keep us healthy!" or "Watch our backs!" With the AI set to heal and support my attacks, I was then able to summon my familiars, silly little dudes with elemental spells. At any time, I was able to switch from Oliver to one of his familiars, or from either of them to another party member, or one of their familiars.

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