Ni no Kuni demo hits PS3 this week

"With its charming presentation, moving story, and engaging battle system, it's hard not to eagerly anticipate Ni No Kuni," Alan Tsang wrote in our preview of Level 5 and Studio Ghibli's RPG. A downloadable demo will arrive on PlayStation 3 next week so you can see if all that anticipation pays off, or if you've wasted your time and your life and you may as well just give up.

How large this slice of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch will be and what it contains is a mystery for now, as all we have to go on is a very slim listing on the PlayStation Blog. Tutorials, cutscenes, and early levels are standard demo fare, yeah? You know, like in demos.

Ni no Kuni is slated to launch in North America on January 22, 2013, published by Namco Bandai. The Nintendo DS edition is not making the jump Stateside. Look, a video:

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