Today Bandai Namco announced that Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is coming back.
The game will come with a remastered version on PS4 and PC including improved graphics and performance, and in its original form to Nintendo Switch.
Due to that, the release will be titled Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered on PS4 and PC, while it will retain the original title on Nintendo Switch.
Below you can read some official information about the game, including the improvements you can expect on PS4 and PC.
“Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch Remastered on PlayStation 4 and PC features brilliant new visual enhancements, letting PlayStation 4 players enjoy the game at 1080p resolution and with a super-smooth frame rate of 60 frames per second (fps). PlayStation 4 Pro users can also opt for true 4K resolution at 30 fps, or 1440p at 60fps.
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch on Nintendo Switch is the first handheld iteration of the acclaimed title, letting Switch players experience the game in 720p resolution at 30 fps in TV mode at home, or in handheld mode on-the-go. The game retains its original dynamic fight system, combining real-time action and turn-based tactical elements, as well as the dozens of locations and hundreds of creatures that comprise the vast universe of Ni no Kuni.”
We also get a comment from Bandai Namco Entertainment America brand manager Randy Le.
“For those who missed this amazing adventure, or those who would like to feel the magic again, these two Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch releases represent the perfect opportunity to get lost in a world of wonder, danger, love, and friendship.
A beautiful and compelling tale told by expert storytellers with a heartbreaking score, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch stands alongside the best games of the last generation. We’re excited to let gamers rediscover this rich world on modern systems.”
Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (remastered and otherwise) will release on September 20 for all platforms.
The announcement came with a trailer, which you can enjoy below. If you’re interested in the franchise, you can check out our review of Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, and a trailer of the upcoming anime movie.
If you’re not familiar with the original game, here’s an introduction:
“Originally developed by LEVEL-5, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch’s story unfolds through animation storyboarded and created by the legendary Studio Ghibli, with music composed by award-winning musician Joe Hisaishi. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch tells the charming yet tragic story of Oliver, a young boy who embarks on a journey to another world in the hope of bringing back his mother following a tragic incident.
With a copy of the Wizard’s Companion in hand and his pal Drippy by his side, Oliver must traverse exotic lands to tame familiars, take on malevolent foes, and overcome the countless challenges that stand between him and his mother’s salvation.”