Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Has Officially Gone Gold

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

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Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

NAMCO BANDAI Games and LEVEL-5 announced today that the highly anticipated JRPG Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch™ has gone gold for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game will be available for purchase at the PlayStation®Store and at video game retailers in Europe and Australasia on the 25th January 2013 in standard and ‘Wizard’s Edition.’

The Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch – Wizard’s Edition will include a 300+ page hardback physical copy of The Wizard’s Companion, the spellbook Oliver uses throughout his journey in the game. The full-colour Wizard’s Companion contains a bestiary of all the creatures found in the game along with in-depth item descriptions, spells and history of the other world. The limited-run Wizard’s Edition will also contain a plush doll of Drippy, Oliver’s guide through his adventures, as well as exclusive ‘golden mite’ and ‘golden drongo’ DLC familiars.

Fans who pre-order Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch at participating retailers will also receive two exclusive familiars developed especially for the Western release: flutterby and griffy.

For a preview of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, the demo can be downloaded from the PlayStation®Network and will give access to two different levels of the game where players can test their mettle against a couple of the game’s most infamous bosses: Guardian of the Woods and Moltaan.

For more information about NAMCO BANDAI Games Europe and its line up, please visit

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  • Luis Gonzalez

    so hang on, wizards edition will be available outside the bandai-namco webstore? or is this just for europe and australia?

    • Guest

      For North America (maybe just the US), it was through the Bandai-Namco site a few months ago.  Outside of that, I’m not sure about Australia, but it’s available elsewhere in Europe.  I actually ordered mine through, but people have pre-ordered from, Shopto, and Zavvi.

  • Henks

    JUST played the demo and immediately went and pre-ordered the wizard’s edition.

    This is my dream game. This is it. The epitome of gaming.

    Ok I MIGHT be a little overhyped right now =P

  • Close thy mouth and take my shillings post haste! Seriously, just… throw it on PSN now… please?

  • Damn, I still need to pre-order it!

  • Ok, forgive my ignorance, but what does it mean when a game goes “gold”?  I know Ni No Kuni looks like a great game, but going gold sounds like something specific, like it sold X number of copies or something.

    • dbclick

      Going gold means that the final game code that will be pressed on the discs (and downloaded) is finished with development/debugging, etc and is ready to pass on to the Blu-Ray disc manufacturer.

      Often this finalized copy is called a Golden Master (GM) since it’s the master copy that all other copies are made from, hence the term “going gold”.

  • Sun King

    They should have put this on the Wii U. >:[ Now I will never play this game… anytime soon.