Is This Ni no Kuni's Official English Title?

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The PS3 version of Ni no Kuni, the prettiest game of this year's Tokyo Game Show, is coming to America.

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The game's Japanese title needs an English localization, because its Japanese title Ni no Kuni: Shiroki Seihai no Jyoou is a mouthful in English.

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According to a U.S. government trademark registration by Level-5, the game does have an English language title. It is Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.

Hooray for alliteration!

Kotaku is following up with Level-5.

Ni no Kuni [Tarr via examiner.com Thanks, LulzJager!]


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Why god why do they always have to make things violent? There is no WRATH anywhere in the original title.

二ノ国 白き聖灰の女王 is the official Japanese title. I would change it into

Another World, Story of the White Queen. Why do they always have to make things more violent for an American release. Everything gets turned into violence. There is no "WRATH" in the Japanese title.

There are SEVERAL examples of this over the years. Way too many to list, but I found one:

[tvtropes.org]