Anyone who’s around me for more than five minutes will probably get an earful about how much I love the work of Studio Ghibli. Creating such fanciful and critically-acclaimed tales as Ponyo, Spirited Away, and Princess Mononoke, these films are world renowned for their gorgeous hand-animated artwork and brilliant stories that speak to both children and adults alike. Mix that with the RPG wizards over at Level-5 studios (creators of Rogue Galaxy, Dark Cloud, and Professor Layton, also critically-acclaimed), you have a concoction for one hell of an experience with Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. In anticipation for the impending American release, Namco Bandai has created the Ninostarter, a program in which they have been adding more goodies to the Wizard Edition when the game reaches a certain milestone of pre-orders. Originally slated to end tomorrow, the program has been extended out to September 3rd in celebration of the Penny Arcade Expo. Also, all pre-orders of the Wizard Edition will contain a little bonus:
NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. would like to further thank fans for their support of Ninostarter by including a bonus Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch music CD in every copy of the Wizard’s Edition in North America. This music CD contains a couple of complete orchestral music tracks from the game, hand-picked to show the range and emotion of the beautiful music composed by famed composer Joe Hisaishi.
The pre-order is available for residents of the US and Canada now, so go pre-order your copy before the 3rd. As of today they are about 81% toward the next bonus, so if you really want to pick this up, don’t procrastinate, as you only have a few more days left to grab it. The Wizard Edition of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is available only through Namco Bandai’s online store, and will be available for PS3 on January 22, 2013.