As you may know, a couple of months ago I reviewed the import version of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch and basically hailed it as one of the best RPGs ever. Luckily everything seems to be going smoothly with the transition to English.
Naturally the game still looks amazing but that wasn’t going to change. The translation is very well done although there wasn’t too much text in the E3 demo. Also, given the people involved and the over a year localization time, you should expect nothing but greatness.
The English voice acting is actually very good for the most part. Some characters have completely different voices but it’s nothing to complain about too much. The two party members that join you on the adventure have new names now and I’m not sure why because that could make the included Japanese voice track confuse people. Other than that everything was pretty faithful to the original.
For a plethora of more information on Ni no Kuni make sure to check out my spoiler free review of the Japanese version. The game is a complete delight to play and now that the rest of the world will soon be able to play it, everyone is going to have a wonderful time.
Bottom-line is that you’d be crazy not to pick up Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on January 22nd, 2013 exclusively for the PS3.