Looking good

Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a JRPG from Level-5 and Studio Ghibli that, for those aware of the project, is undoubtedly one to watch. In fact, in our Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch preview we said that its 'beautiful art style, empowering soundtrack and colourful overworld make it one of the most exciting propositions on PlayStation 3'.

The US release is confirmed, and those who are particularly keen can order the Wizard Edition direct from Namco Bandai for $99.99, which includes DLC, a plush doll of sidekick Drippy and a 300-page hardback spell book. Namco has now added further incentive with a Ninostarter campaign that's tracking pre-orders of this edition, with the promise that hitting certain targets will add additional goodies to the bundle. At the time of writing the tally was 2495, roughly 35% of the target.

No news yet on European release details, but this Kickstarter-esque approach to pre-order bonuses is certainly novel; we'll see whether it succeeds.

[source ninostarter.com, via eurogamer.net]