It really looks like Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch is trying to avoid getting released in the west as much as it can. The Japanese Role Playing Game, originally developed and released on Nintendo DS back in 2008 and later remade as a Ps3 title in 2010, was supposed to be released on January 25th, courtesy of Namco Bandai, but it was delayed to February 1st.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath Of The White Witch is an incredibly interesting game: developed by Level 5 with art direction and plot elements handled by the famous animation production studio Studio Ghibli, led by Hayao Miyazaki, the game is really a wonder to look at. Thanks to Studio Ghibli’s work, Ni No Kuni truly looks like an interactive animation movie. Gameplay wise the game has a lot of interesting feature: an innovative real time battle system, interactive dungeons with many puzzles and riddles, a monster catching and growing system reminiscent of the Pokemon games and an engaging plot, starring a young kid as he travels to the magical world of Ni No Kuni to bring his dead mother back to life.
As a way to apologize to players for the delay, Namco Bandai will offer a free DLC for all players: a downloadable Draggle familiar, available from day one.
As for the reasons behind the delay, Namco Bandai says it’s due to logistics issues.