Studio Ghibli's DS Game Moves To PlayStation 3

One of the best-looking games due for the Nintendo DS is now one of the best-looking games due for the PS3, with this weeks' Famitsu reporting that Level 5's Ninokuni is getting a major facelift for a home console.

What had been a quaint role-playing game for Nintendo's handheld now, even in awful photos of a magazine on a man's lap, looks stunning on the PS3, Studio Ghibli's (Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke) art design leaping off the page. Imagine how all that animation will look in 1080p on a big screen.

What's more, there's the game's key mechanic to consider: the DS version had the player drawing symbols mid-air to cast spells, which were learned from an actual book included with the game. Could this PS3 version include support for motion controller PlayStation Move?

God, I hope so.

There was no actual information included in the piece aside from the shots and platform reveal, so it's unclear whether there's still a DS version coming, or whether it was scrapped in favour of this (which may be likely, considering the lengthy delays affecting the handheld edition). Soon as we know, we'll update you.


    Well clearly the solution is to buy both versions!

    Now excuse me as a I go roll in large piles of cash.

    If they are doing this, then someone give this story to the makers of Okamiden, so we can get a big screen version of that!

    Finally a studio that has some common sense for once.

    Wow, that sucks. I was actually looking forward to this, but I'll be damned if I'm going to fork out for a PS3 to play it.

    Thanks, but no thanks.

      It's still coming to DS!

    Interesting development... now I'm caught... I'll have to wait to see the gameplay on both before I choose which version :)

    Fantastic, loved Ghibli stuff and love my PS3. /hugglez

    I don't care if the game is a Studio Ghibli game or not, all I can is the game is developed by Level 5... I like their games since PS2 era

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