This winter, role-playing game Ni no Kuni will be released on the Nintendo DS. Know what that means? Marketing blitz!

Here are the first ads for the Nintendo DS version, which will be released on December 9 in Japan. The first ad mentions the collaboration between Level-5, the studio behind the Professor Layton games, and Studio Ghibli, the animation house behind movies like My Neighbor Totoro.

The second commercial is a heads up, telling players to pre-order asap so they can get a Ni no Kuni magic book.

The PS3 is also getting a Ni no Kuni game, but that isn't out until 2011.