Music Featurette for Ni no Kuni

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A video depicting Ni no Kuni’s composer, Jo Hisaishi, has recently surfaced on the internet. In it, he discusses the enjoyable time he spent working on the game with Studio Ghibli. He also talks about how, compared with some other projects, working on the Ni no Kuni soundtrack was relatively easier as the people he worked with and the game itself inspired him so much.

Watch the five-minute feature here:

Ni no Kuni is a game developed by the renowned Level 5 and the Disney of the East, Studio Ghibli. Level 5 took on the gameplay. Some other titles from them that you may recognise are the Professor Layton games, White Knight Chronicles and Inazuma Eleven.

Studio Ghibli worked on the art and the music, which is where Hisaishi stepped in. Jo Hisaishi has composed the soundtrack for many of Studio Ghibli’s films, including Howl’s Moving Castle, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbour Totoro, and more.

Ni no Kuni will be getting an American release for the PlayStation 3 later this month, courtesy of Namco Bandai. It will release on the first day of February for Europeans.

I, for one, think it’s going to be a gorgeous adventure, especially considering the pedigree of the developers. Who else is looking forward to this game?