Free Ni No Kuni DLC coming this Feb 12

Ni No Kuni-ss Ni No Kuni just got released last week for the Playstation 3 and I'm sure most of you are playing right now. Well, if your loving the game so far, you might want to check out the Playstation Store on February 12 for some free DLC.

Publisher Namco Bandai just announced that you can download the Draggle Familiar free of charge on the Playstation Store when it gets available. With an industry now filled with paid DLC's at every corner, it's good to see every now and then free content, even though it's as simple as a new familiar for your game.

A new trailer was also released to get a glimpse of Oliver's adventure to another world. From what I'm hearing, this is turning out to be one of the best JRPG's to hit this generation. And that soundtrack...

[Source: Polygon]

Ni no Kuni gets an English trailer

Wrath of the White Witch Namco Bandai released the first trailer for Ni No Kuni's english port. Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is a Playstation 3 exclusive, and is about a boy discovering a whole new world and embarks on a journey to bring his mother back from the dead. If you are a fan of Japanese RPG's, then you might want to check this out.

Excited for it? Sadly, it's set for an early 2013 release. That's quite a long wait for a game released in Japan last November. It's just translating the game into english, but then again I don't really know the process of how it's done. The official site for the game has been launch if you wish to check it out.

The gameplay of Ni no Kuni has a strong resemblance of Pokemon but with the characters also being involved in the fight. Just to give you guys a better picture, Below is gameplay footage back in 2011 before it was released in Japan.

13 minute gameplay



Professor Layton and the Last Specter IN ENGLISH!

layton4 The non-3D DS ain't dead yet folks. After what seems like forever, for me anyways, we finally get an english trailer for the 4th installment in the Professor Layton series with Professor Layton and the Last Specter.

I hope that once this game is released that Nintendo officially declared the end of the DS since there is still a 5th Professor Layton game that still needs to be localized.

Oh, if you're wondering about the release date of this game. It's on October 17, 2011. Yaaaay!





Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney 2011 Trailer

Double Objection! Finally, we get to see some gameplay footage of Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney in this new trailer straight from Japan!.. Via youtube.

We get a glimpse of the court room gameplay which just looks like a (not so stellar) 3D rendition of the game sprites from previous Ace Attorney games. Goofy characters and striking soundeffects are still present and will hopefully bring the same amount of fun insanity that PW games are known for. With everything being done in 3D, this allows for a more dynamic view when s*** starts to go down.

Layton appears near the end of the trailer and we also see a bit of the Layton style gameplay as the cast wanders about the world. The dialogue sequences follows the Layton style with 2 characters being shown on the screen at the same time as opposed to the first person "dating sim" perspective of the PW games.

Since the cancellation of Mega Man Legends 3, I had lost all the will to save up for a 3DS but this trailer reminded me of 2 of my favorite DS titles and that their sequels and spinoffs will be moving on to Nintendo's new handheld. This trailer has slightly fueled my 3D desire but unless I see an English trailer of this soon, Nintendo won't be getting my money... Aside from Skyward Sword.


Yasumi Matsuno jumps to Level-5

Yasumi Matsuno, creator of Tactics Ogre, Final Fantasy Tactics and Vagrant Story has taken a position in the ranks of Level-5. Level-5 is responible for RPGs such as Dark Cloud and White Knight Chronicles as well as more casual titles such as Inazuma Eleven and the Professor Layton series.

Matsuno was personally invited to the outfit by Level-5 founder and president Akihiro Hino, who said it'd offer the designer an opportunity to work on stuff he's never had a chance to before, according to Famitsu.

While neither Hino nor Matsuno commented in depth on what they might work on, Hino stated that it won't take two years or so for the next Matsuno project to come out and that it could be "something that the nieces and nephews of Matsuno fans might also enjoy."

Who else is excited?

Via [1up]