Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, a roleplaying game from the minds of Level-5 and Studio Ghibli, is coming out on January 22nd 2013 and as the street date approaches, Namco Bandai have released the final video of their three part behind the scenes series for the game.
In this video, Joe Hisaishi, the composer/orchestral conductor for the game describes how he scored the soundtrack, taking inspiration from Irish folk music but somehow wanting to connect it to the future. Hisaishi also discusses the process of creating music for video games, which sometimes flows naturally to him or it can be really tough. As a conclusion to the video, Hisaishi states that he wishes to perform a concert with the music of Ni No Kuni and only by hearing the music in the background of the trailer, you would be convinced of Joe Hisaishi being worthy of that privilege. This composer has written highly regarded film soundtracks over the past few decades such as Spirited Away, Ponyo and Howl’s Moving Castle so there is no surprise that the musical score is excellent for Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch in this writer’s opinion.
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch exclusively releases on the PlayStation 3 on January 22nd 2013.