FUKUOKA, JAPAN (March 7, 2014) - LEVEL-5, Inc. has announced that shipments of the PlayStation®3 game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch have surpassed 1.1 million units worldwide.

The American and European versions of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch have maintained strong sales figures since their release in January 2013 by NAMCO BANDAI Games. Shipments of the game have exceeded 1.1 million units worldwide, including sales of the download version through the PlayStation Network. The Ni no Kuni franchise, which includes both PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS® games, has now shipped 1.7 million units total.

In addition to its sales success, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch has achieved critical acclaim, winning over 60 awards from various media outlets and academies, including IGN’s Best Overall RPG award and the Spike VGX award for Best RPG. It has also been listed as one of Amazon’s “Best of 2013” in the Video Games category.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is an epic tale of a boy named Oliver, travelling between two worlds on a quest to save his mother, developed by the critically acclaimed Japanese development studio, LEVEL-5. The game features animations produced and cut-scenes supervised by the legendary Japanese animation company, Studio Ghibli, and music by the world-renowned Joe Hisaishi.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is available now; exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system with both English and Japanese voiceovers included. Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is available for purchase at video game retailers nationwide or via download on the PlayStation Network.  Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch carries an ESRB rating of ”E10+” for Everyone 10+. For more information about Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, please visit: http://www.namcobandaigames.com, http://facebook.com/namco and http://www.ninokunigame.com.

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About LEVEL-5

LEVEL-5 Inc. plans, creates, and markets videogame software in Japan. The company’s flagship PROFESSOR LAYTON series has shipped over 15.0 million units worldwide, while the mega-hit INAZUMA ELEVEN series has shipped approximately 7.0 million units worldwide. The Little Battlers eXperience animated series, based on the hugely successful games of the same name, will soon make its western debut in Europe and the Americas. The company recently released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for North America and Europe, featuring animations by the Academy Award-winning Studio Ghibli, and music by Joe Hisaishi. In September 2010, LEVEL-5 Inc. opened an office in Santa Monica, California. While maintaining its base as a game company, LEVEL-5 Inc. continues to actively explore collaborations with other media, as it strives to become a world-class entertainment brand.  More information on LEVEL-5 Inc. can be found at http://www.level5ia.com and http://www.level5.co.jp.

About NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.

NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc., part of NAMCO BANDAI Holdings Inc., is a leading global publisher and developer of interactive content — including all major video game consoles, iOS, mobile and online.  The company is known for creating and publishing many of the industry’s top video game franchises, including PAC-MAN®, TEKKEN®, SOULCALIBUR®, NARUTO™, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN™Dragon Ball®, GALAGA®, RIDGE RACER® and ACE COMBAT®.  More information about the company and its products can be found at http://www.namcobandaigames.com or www.facebook.com/namco

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