Level-5, developers of the Professor Layton Nintendo DS series, teamed with Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli (Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle) to create the upcoming PS3/Nintendo DS RPG, Ni No Kuni (The Another World in English). The trailer embedded below for the Playstation 3 version, which was just released into the wild today, shows off the title's beautiful visuals and a bit of the gameplay.
The games plot, according to the ever-reliable Wikipedia, revolves around a 13-year old named Oliver, whom you play as. After his mother passes away, a doll she had given to Oliver springs to life and confesses that he’s a fairy named Shizuku. Shizuku offers a book to your character that grants him the ability to travel to a parallel reality where he may be able to bring his mother back to life.
Ni No Kuni will be published in Japan next year. Here’s hoping a US release isn’t far behind.