Surprise, surprise. Level-5 announced yesterday that Ni no Kuni: Wrather of the White Witch won't be coming stateside until the end of 2012. The setback isn't particularly shocking: Ni no Kuni, an RPG for PS3 designed in collaboration with famous anime house Studio Ghibli, was expected to come out in "early 2012". Since we're rapidly approaching the end of that window and haven't a peep about the game in months, it was only a matter of time before somebody got around to telling the game isn't ready.

On the plus side, their announcement said the western version of the game will include both English and Japanese voiceovers. So that's something.