Posted December 1, 2011 by Tony Tuason in Gaming

Studio Ghibli and Level5 develops — Ninokuni: Shiroki Seihai no Joou (“Queen of the White Ashes”)

Fans of Studio Ghibli’s stellar animated films like Ponyo, Spirited Away, Totoro and Princess Mononoke are sure to be in for a fine treat with Ninokuni: Wrath of the White Witch – a game that will be co-developed by Japanese developer Level5.

The game puts players in the shoes of young Oliver, whose mother has passed away. When his childhood toy comes to life – a fairy-like thing called Shizuku, he is told that he can revive his mother in an alternate dimension called Ninokuni (or “Second Country” in English). There’s no doubt Studio Ghibli can deliver, and by the looks of it, the game will have the traditional look by Ghibli used in their past animated films. Hopefully, they do a great job in letting gamers experience the world created by Studio Ghibli.

Ninokuni is the first videogame made by an anime company, and will be available for the Nintendo DS and the Playstation3, and will have a western release early in 2012

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