Level-5's upcoming Nintendo DS RPG Ninokuni: The Another World finally has a release window of Fall 2010. This Level-5/Studio Ghibli collaboration has been in the works since last year.
The story of Ninokuni takes place in a town called Hotroit. The main character, Oliver, and his friend Mark build a car, but when they take the car out for a test drive, Oliver nearly drowns in a nearby river, but is saved by his mother, who then dies of a heart attack following his rescue. With the death of his mother, Oliver dreams of a way to change the outcome, and when he meets Shizuku, a doll-cum-fairy, he offers Oliver a chance to change his situation by traveling to the world of Ninokuni. Shizuku tells Oliver that if he helps him defeat the dark mage, that he in turn would help find a way to rescue Oliver's mother.
Ninokuni is set to release sometime this fall. Check out RPGamer's two impressions for the game by Chris Privitere and Michael Baker for more information.