Now, imagine a video game that lets you play in one of those lush, animated worlds. And not just a few token animated cutscenes on top of blocky game graphics -- an experience where the entire game is Ghibli's style brought to life in 3D.
It's called Ni no Kuni, and it's not a PlayStation exclusive anymore -- the newest title, Ni no Kuni II, is coming to Windows PC.
If you haven't heard of Ni no Kuni before now, that's not terribly surprising: though the first title, (Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch) was released to critical acclaim in 2013, it was exclusive to the PlayStation 3, and easy to miss during the same year that the newer, more capable was released.
But now, developer Level-5 -- whose team includes some Studio Ghibli vets -- tells our friends at GameSpot that the sequel, Ni no Kuni II will be simultaneously released on PS4 and Windows PC (via Steam) this year.
(There's no word on whether the original will come to PC, but you can play it on PC or PS4 via Sony's PlayStation Now streaming game service.)
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a role-playing adventure game, and you can read more about it in this GameSpot preview.