Ni no Kuni's Behind-the-Scenes Featurette Posted

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Level 5's Akihiro Hino, Ken Motomura discuss game's theme, tour company's offices

Namco Bandai Games' European division posted a seven-minute behind-the-scenes featurette on Wednesday for Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch role-playing game. In the video, Level 5 CEO Akihiro Hino discusses the Japanese video game industry and the meaning behind Level 5's name, and he and game director Ken Motomura give a tour of Level 5's offices and motion capture studio. The two also discuss Ni no Kuni's theme and look.

Namco Bandai Games released a demo for the game on the PlayStation Network in North America on Tuesday and in Europe on Wednesday.

The PlayStation 3 game was developed by Level 5 and features animation by Studio Ghibli. The story involves a young boy named Oliver who crosses over into another world on a quest to find his mother.

The game will ship in North America on January 22 and in Europe on January 25. The game was originally released in Japan in November 2011.

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