Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch - Wizard's Edition priced and detailed
I was at Anime Expo in Los Angeles this Saturday, taking in the sights and admiring the anime splendor (so… much… cosplay) , when I came upon a large Namco Bandai booth featuring playable demos for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. I tried it, and while the battle system left me slightly confused, I am curious to see more of the game (and its unquestionably awesome visuals) when it releases on January 22 next year.
Which brings me to today's news. Namco Bandai announced that a "limited-run" special edition of Ni no Kuni, the Wizard's Edition, will be released along with the standard version on the date above mentioned. As with any special edition worth its salt, this one will be packed with all sorts of treats for those willing to fork over some extra cash.
In the case of this special edition, though, most of these goodies will be in written form, as the Wizard's Edition will include a 300+ page hardback copy of the Wizard's Companion, the spellbook that Oliver, the game's protagonist, uses in his journey. Featuring a bestiary of all the game's creatures, in-depth descriptions for its items and spells, and the history of the world of Ni no Kuni, the book is like a strategy guide, only way cooler.
Along with the Wizard's Companion, players will get their hands on a plush doll of Drippy, Oliver's guide throughout the game, as well as two exclusive downloadable familiars, "golden mite" and "golden drongo", with which to assist them in battle.
The Wizard's Edition will be available for the price of $99.99. As stated before, it will only be so for a limited time. So take these six-or-so months between now and the game's release to decide whether or not you want to pay extra for all those goodies. If you've already made up your mind, then you can pre-order the special edition now at www.clubNAMCO.com.
Source: Namco Bandai press release
A writer, journalist, and aspiring storyteller, Peter Grimm has been gaming since the days of the Nintendo 64, and reporting on the goings-on in the World of Gaming since late 2011. His base of writing operations is located within the void between Here and There, or so he would have you think.
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