Nightly News Roundup, 2010.09.08

Ni No Kuni Named, More Epic Mickey Movie, and Real-Life Donkey Kong make up today’s News Roundup.

By Matthew Tidman. Posted 09/08/2010 20:00 Comment on this     ShareThis

Nightly News Roundup

Ni No Kuni Coming West?

If you’ve been coming to Nintendojo for awhile now, you know that many of the staffers are fans of developer Level 5 which is the company behind, among other things, the Professor Layton series. What you may not know is that there is a vocal minority of us here on staff who really enjoy the films of Studio Ghibli, known for Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, and most recently, Ponyo.

Months ago Level 5 and Studio Ghibli announced that they would be working on a video game project together known as Ni No Kuni. This project was originally going to be a DS title until Level 5 also announced a PS3 Ni No Kuni game. While the game looks impressive, it was thought that neither would see the light of day on western shores. Thankfully there is a glimmer of hope now: Level 5 has announced an official English subtitle for both games. The DS game is titled Ni No Kuni: The Sorcerer of Darkness. Please note, however, that just because the game has an English subtitle does not mean it will make it to the US. If a US release date is announced, you can be sure we’ll let you know.

Source: Silicon Era

Epic Mickey Gets Epic Second Part of Opening Cinematic

At his keynote address to PAX, Warren Spector revealed the second half of the opening cinematic for Disney Epic Mickey. We shared the first part almost a month ago, but also wanted to make sure you got a chance to see Mickey’s first encounter with his older half-brother, Oswald. You can watch the second part embedded below.

Source: Disney Interactive Studios

“Project Miyamoto” Bringing Donkey Kong to the Real World

Fans of recreating classic video game moments in real life definitely have something to look forward to. A group of students at Colombia University are attempting to pull off one of the biggest pranks in school history. That prank being to recreate the ladder level from Donkey Kong in Lerner Hall. To hear more about the project or to help by donating a couple of bucks to the project, be sure to check out the source link.

Source: Project Miyamoto

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