Eight Years Later, Ni No Kuni's DS Version Is Now Playable In English

While Ni No Kuni was first released in the PS3 in 2011, it’s easy to forget that there was also an entirely different DS version of the game that was released in 2010. Mostly because that game was only ever available in Japan.

Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn featured mostly the same story beats, but was built from the ground up for Nintendo’s hardware, and played as a completely unique experience. It even came with a huge book of spells, which was designed to be on-hand while playing so you’d know how to cast them.

It’s taken eight years (to the day, as both the original and this version were both out on December 9), but a team working over at GBAtemp (via Bya @ Resetera) have finally managed to build a complete fan-translated build of the game, which is now available for download.

What’s more, they even translated the spellbook so you can print it out and have it with you.

You can download the translation here. I remember being so excited for this game I got the Japanese version and tried to brute-force my way through it, to no avail, so I am super excited to try this out.


    Ni no kuni was the GoTY in 2011 and it’s a shame nobody played it

      Japanese games like this are always a niche in Western audiences.

      I grabbed a cheap copy of it in Japan just because it was pretty but being unable to read Japanese seemed a bit of a stumbling block :P

    But when can we get Ni No Kuni on PS4? Hell I'd even be happy with it for the Switch.

      I would by a switch to play Ni No Kuni Again!

      You can play it on ps-now on the PS4

        We dont have PS Now in Australia as far as I know.

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