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Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn
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Game Information
Platform(s) DS
Developer(s) Level-5
Director(s) Ken Motomura
Producer(s) Hiroyuki Watanabe
Artist(s) Toshihiro Kuriaki
Writer(s) Akihiro Hino
Composer(s) Joe Hisaishi

Rei Kondoh

Genre Role-playing
Mode Single-player
Distribution Nintendo DS Game Card
Release date December 9, 2010 (Japan)

Ni no Kuni: Dominion of the Dark Djinn also known as The Jet Black Mage is a role-playing video game released exclusively in Japan for the Nintendo DS on December 9, 2010. The game was never released outside of Japan.  


After his mother dies, Oliver sets out on a journey to another world to save her. Alongside the fairy Shizuku, Oliver meets Maru and Jairo on the way, who assist him on this journey.  

The gameplay features turn-based combat with a focus on using imajinn to fight, but not exclusively party members such as Oliver and Shizuku can fight. Players complete quests to progress through the story. Outside of quests, players can freely-roam the world. Players explore towns, villages, dungeons and dangerous places scattered throughout the world, and possess the ability to travel between the world and Oliver's hometown of Hotroit


Differences with the PS3 game


  • The game came with a complete physical copy of the Wizard's Companion. The restrictive cost of localizing and printing this in other languages was the key factor in the decision to never release this version of the game outside of Japan. The game's story is essentially the same as the later release, Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, but ends with the defeat of Shadar.



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