Pre-order Ni no Kuni to meet the Griffy

Preorder Ni no Kuni to meet the Griffy
If you're not buying the lavish Wizard's Edition of Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, you still have the option to get some extra stuff with your purchase. Namco Bandai revealed two pre-order incentives today for different stores, one physical and one digital.

If you reserve Ni no Kuni at GameStop or (in Canada) EB Games, you can get a SteelBook case for the Level-5/Studio Ghibli RPG. If you opt for Amazon, you'll get a "griffy" familiar, exclusive to the Western release. We're just going to leave this sentence here: "With its fearsome Phantom Fangs and its potent Petrifying Puff, this creature is not to be trifled with, especially when it evolves into its most lethal forms, the griffurnace or the griffrigerator."

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NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. today announced their GameStop® and Amazon.com® exclusive pre-order bonuses for Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, available exclusively for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system throughout North America on January 22, 2013. Customers that pre-order the game at U.S. GameStop and Canadian EB Games® locations will be able to reserve an exclusive SteelBook™ case with alternate artwork, available while supplies last when they pick up their copy of the game. Customers that pre-order the game at Amazon.com will receive an exclusive griffy familiar, not seen in the original Japanese version of the game. Able to spy its prey from great distances, the griffy is known as the Hunter of the Skies. With its fearsome Phantom Fangs and its potent Petrifying Puff, this creature is not to be trifled with, especially when it evolves into its most lethal forms, the griffurnace or the griffrigerator.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is developed by the critically acclaimed Japanese development studio, LEVEL-5. The game features animations and cut-scenes produced and supervised by the legendary Japanese animation company, Studio Ghibli, and features music scored by the world-renowned composer Joe Hisaishi.

Garnering over a dozen BEST RPG of E3 2012 award nominations and winner of GameTrailers.com's BEST RPG of E3 2012 award, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is the heart-warming tale of a young boy named Oliver, who embarks on a journey into a parallel world to become a wizard in an attempt to bring his mother back from the dead. Along the way Oliver makes new friends and tames many of the wonderful creatures that inhabit the world, raising them to battle other creatures on his behalf as he takes on formidable enemies.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.