In an interview with Famitsu.com at Namco Bandaia's recent Gamers Day event, Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino said that, with regards to a Ni no Kuni sequel, he'd like to continue with the series if they see strong results from the overseas version.
I guess this means no sequel. :(
i'm not sure about that. Level-5 are known for one of our favourite RPGs on the PS2: Dark Cloud and they also made a little RPG called DQ8... Gibli studios are the most successful animation studios from Japan. i think it stands every chance of being successful
I guess it depends on what sales numbers L5 considers "successful". I'll be getting this for sure since I've always supported Level-5, on PlayStation anyway.
i'd say just over a million sales would guarantee a second game (on top of Japanese sales of course) i reckon it will easily top 1.5 million and then go on to sell 2 million, in other territories . their reputation is too strong for it to flop (fingers crossed)
I expect Namco to do a good advertisement. Sadly, the Japanese release sold only around 65K (the first week), so I don't know what American numbers will be like. I do expect it to sell around a million. Lots of Ghibli fans around the world, so that helps. Perhaps it's a good thing it's pushed to early 2013
Come on Level 5 bring on the sequel. I'm buying it day one
@ Maiden "Dark Cloud, which Level-5 developed for Sony, sold 120,000 units in Japan, but topped a million total in worldwide sales. Dark Chronicle also did better outside of Japan. The Layton series, while a huge hit in Japan, was an even bigger hit overseas." These type of games do sell well outside of Japan you know.
Nice numbers for PS2 and handheld titles but what PS3 exclusive rpg has sold well this gen? Not trolling by the way. It's just how it is nowadays. Good rpgs are overlooked for shooters in the West.
@ Maiden Demon Souls sold 1.57 million copies. Yakuza 3 sold 1.03 million. Valkyria Chronicles sold 1.03 million
I've overlooked most Level-5 RPGs this gen because they moved away from action RPGs. I want this game to do well, but I would prefer a sequel to Dark Cloud in the future.
Buy this game, people! :(
Why would anyone be worried? White knight series - 3 entries - 3 english releases d'arc - english release inazuma eleven series - more than 5 entries - 2 have started coming to europe I am not worried about level 5 and there english expeectations
yeah well only 1 of those wkc games came to EU and not NA, plus wkc1 and 2 both kinda gimped in a way since they're not getting what the JP players are gettng with all their updates and dlc's
Who cares? All 3 still came out in english
I can't wait to give these people money. They just keep pushing the release...
-I buy-This game awesome. Enough TPS and shooter....boring. I want this game and FF Versus XIII.
Level 5 made a great game for the PS2. Dragon Warrior Journey of the Curse King. I hope people go out and support. I think this is going to be a great game. It will actually be the 1st jrpg I buy this gen, with acception of Demons Souls, and Valkyria Chronicles
I have to buy this game; it looks absolutely amazing! After the disappointing White Knight Chronicles, this game seems very exciting.
WKC1 and 2 was ok for me. Too much hype killed it. I'll buy this game because its an improvement over WKC.
I'll buy it.
Day One buy then.
And if this doesn't do well for some reason they should finally make Dark Cloud 3 or a DC collection. Even if it does do well they should make a sequel to this, DC3, and a DC collection.
already got it preordered. just waiting for it to charge my card...in 2013:(
Do you actually get to ride that dragon or is it just a cutscene?
you can ride the dragon.
Awesome, thanks. +Bubble for being helpful
It would be very neat if they used some of this extra time to make some PSV stuff to go along with the game. For example, be able to use the PSV as a controller and have the screen be the book that you have right there and can flip the pages with the touch screen and such.
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