October 12, 2008

I have to admit, I'm not much of a video game player. On top of that, I've never cared much for RPGs. But I'll gladly make an exception and dive stylus-first into a Nintendo DS when the design and animation of the hand-held role-player are by Studio Ghibli and the music by my hero, Joe Hisaishi.

From Ghibli World:
Ni no Kuni: The Another World follows the adventure of a 13-year-old boy whose actions lead to the death of his mother. One day, the boy encounters a fairy who gives him a book which promises to lead him to the mysterious world of Ni no Kuni, a reality parallel to his own. There he encounters alternate versions of people he knows (for example his neighbor's cat is a king there) and attempts to save his mother.

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July 4, 2008

If you live in Japan and are tired of using your Nintendo DS for nothing more than playing games, it's time to rejoice. For only $40 (3,980 yen) you can buy yourself a starter kit with adapter, card reader, and a 512MB microSD card that will transform your gaming handheld into an anime paradise!

DSvision is marketing the hardware package to support it's new download service, online and available now. 20 minute animated programs sell for $2 (210 yen) and 200 page manga volumes will run you around $3 (315 yen).

Image: AM3
Via Wired.com

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