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News: Someone Played White Knight Chronicles II For Nearly 9,000 Hours

Someone Played White Knight Chronicles II For Nearly 9,000 Hours

What's your Skyrim save file look like? Fifty hours, maybe sixty? Sounds like a lot, until you hear about the Japanese White Knight Chronicles II fan that invested nearly 9,000 hours into the Level-5 developed game

According to Siliconera, the unnamed man accumulated 8,701 hours playtime, bringing his playcount up to a whopping 362 days without rest. The website hypothesises that the man would have..

News: Step Back And Drool Over Ni No Kuni's Latest Trailer

Step Back And Drool Over Ni No Kuni's Latest Trailer

Ni No Kuni is officially coming to Europe and North America, so there's no need to dream

Your wish has come true. Exactly how long it will take adopted publisher Namco Bandai to localise the Level-5 and Studio Ghibli collaboration is still unclear, but the game's due out sometime in 2012. With the Japanese release date nearing, there's going to be an influx of trailers heading from the East. If you..

News: Namco Bandai Publishing Ni No Kuni In Europe, North America

Namco Bandai Publishing Ni No Kuni In Europe, North America

Level 5's announced that Namco Bandai will be handling publishing duties for Ni No Kuni in North America and Europe

As previously alluded, the game will travel to the West under the name, Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch. It's due out sometime in 2012. Ni No Kuni is a traditional RPG featuring the artwork of Japanese animation giant Studio Ghibli.

News: Level-5's Time Travelers Heading To PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable

Level-5's Time Travelers Heading To PlayStation Vita, PlayStation Portable

Level-5's one-time Nintendo 3DS exclusive Time Travelers is also coming ot PlayStation Vita and PlayStation Portable, the developer has announced

The news was revealed in the latest issue of Famitsu magazine, translated by Andriasang. Little is known about the game at the moment, but we expect more to be shown at Level-5's Japanese keynote over the weekend.

News: Level 5 To Stream Japanese Press Conference

Level 5 To Stream Japanese Press Conference

Level 5 is too big for the Tokyo Game Show these days

Instead it's holding its own press conference in a couple of weeks time. The main event will be open to the Japanese public, but only press will get entry to the company's keynote. Thankfully, said conference will be streamed online. The focus of the event is expected to be on Level 5's announced titles — including Ni No Kuni on PS3 — but..

News: Ni No Kuni Nets 'Wrath Of The White Witch' Subtitle For Western Release

Ni No Kuni Nets 'Wrath Of The White Witch' Subtitle For Western Release

Sometimes you have to make a compromise

There's a chance Ni No Kuni might never have released in the West, so you have to take the good with the bad. It's getting a sub-title in time for its Western release: Wrath Of The White Witch. We know, we know. Terrible. But whatever. The super pretty PS3-exclusive RPG is still getting a Western release and that's all that matters. No word on any European..

News: TGS 11: Ni No Kuni To Jump Stateside Early Next Year

TGS 11: Ni No Kuni To Jump Stateside Early Next Year

Level 5's confirmed that its cutesy tag-team with Studio Ghibli, Ni No Kuni, is set to get a North American release early next year

The studio wouldn't give a more specific time-frame, but did confirm that production on the English language version was already well under way. Level 5 added that there's additional content coming to the PS3 version of Ni No Kuni — leading on from the ending of the..

News: Ni No Kuni Hops Onto PlayStation 3 On November 17th In Japan

Ni No Kuni Hops Onto PlayStation 3 On November 17th In Japan

Level-5 and Studio Ghibli's long anticipated PS3 collaboration, Ni No Kuni, finally has a date in Japan

According to Andriasang, Famitsu lists the game's release for November 17th. The game focuses on a young boy called Oliver, who must make his way through the "Another World". Despite Level-5's hints, there's still no word of a Western release for the hotly anticipated RPG.

News: D3 Publisher To Bring White Knight Chronicles 2 To North America

D3 Publisher To Bring White Knight Chronicles 2 To North America

Despite Sony announcing White Knight Chronicles 2 for Europe a couple of weeks back, word of a North American release has been significantly more muted

That's because Sony's not publishing the game in the US, instead handing off the rights to D3 Publisher. The game will release on PS3 this summer, complete with the new game and the "remastered" version of the original (as in Japan). So,..

News: White Knight Chronicles II, White Knight Chronicles PSP Head To Europe

White Knight Chronicles II, White Knight Chronicles PSP Head To Europe

Remember White Knight Chronicles? Sony and Level-5's RPG series took a long time to come to the West, and when it finally arrived it did so with very little fanfare

That's not stopped Sony from giving the franchise another chance though, as the platform holder's announced that both White Knight Chronicles II for PlayStation 3 and White Knight Chronicles: Origins for PSP will be coming to Europe..

News: Level-5 CEO Hints At North American Release For Ni No Kuni

Level-5 CEO Hints At North American Release For Ni No Kuni

If you're a fan of Level-5, then prepare to be excited

Big style. Talking with Nintendo Power magazine, Level-5's president, Akihiro Hino, confirmed that DS titles Inazuma Eleven and Ni No Kuni could make it Stateside. Seeing as he's talking about the DS version of Ni No Kuni, you're going to have to read between the lines a touch. But that PS3 version of the game has generated a lot of buzz here..

News: White Knight Chronicles Heads To The PlayStation Portable

White Knight Chronicles Heads To The PlayStation Portable

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine has revealed that White Knight Chronicles is making its way to the PlayStation Portable

Going by the game's title - White Knight Chronicles: New Project - we're assuming its progress is pretty early. No other details were given. The same issue's also the PS3's White Knight Chronicles 2 a 33/40. That's out in Japan next month.