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'Ni no Kuni' developer Level 5 wants to make more Studio Ghibli games, eyeing 'Castle in the Sky' film

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Level 5, the developer behind Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is interested in adapting existing Studio Ghibli properties into video games, and its eyes are on 1986's "Laputa: Castle in the Sky."

Level 5, the developer behind Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, is interested in adapting existing Studio Ghibli properties into video games, reports Joystiq.

"If there is a potential opportunity to work with them again, yes, we'd like to work on some joint projects with them in the future - if there is, of course, a possibility," CEO Akihiro Hino said in a group interview earlier this week prior to the Tokyo Game Show.

The company has been working with Studio Ghibli on Ni no Kuni, and Hino expressed Level 5 would like to continue making games with the animation studio best known for its work alongside manga artist and animator Hayao Miyazaki (My Neighbor Totoro, Princess Mononoke).

Hino said the company would love to adapt the 1986 animated film Laputa: Castle in the Sky, a sci-fi fantasy story about a young boy and girl seeking to unravel the mystery behind an ancient airborn castle.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is coming to North America January 22nd and Europe January 25th.