Seems someone at Bandai-Namco is having a very, very bad day since most (if not all) their entire E3 2019 line-up has quickly and steadily leaked online for all to stumble upon. Among such titles is none other than acclaimed 2010 PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch which is gaining a remastered version on the competition and the original re-release on the Nintendo Switch
This JRPG was developed by Level-5 and featured animated cutscene sequences by Studio Ghibli, famous for animated masterpieces such as Princess Mononoke and Howl’s Moving Castle. Rounded up by a beautiful soundtrack co-composed by Joe Hisaishi it was with little surprise the game captured the hearts and minds of reviewers and players alike.
It is always a terrible way to discover such major news (even if it is a re-release) by the way of leaks instead of having the proper surprise of the official reveal, but it would probably be a bigger disservice to Nintendo Life readers to ignore this one since it is one of the more commonly requested Switch ports among JRPG fans. Who knows, maybe this is the first step to having the equally brilliant sequel on Nintendo’s hybrid console down the line. We look forward to further details such as a solid release date at E3 (for now only a vague ‘Fall 2019’ release has been spotted).
Are you happy to see Ni no Kuni on the Switch? Did you play or finished the original? Will you pick this up to add to your growing collection of quality JRPGs on the system? Tell us in the comments section below.