[Update: numerous people have pointed out that the cartridge is actually 4 gigaBITS, not bytes, which would put it at 512mb. Not quite as impressive, and we apologize for the error, but the fact remains that they had to develop a bigger cartridge just to hold the game's soundtrack, which is pretty damn cool in my book]
That’s right, and it’s all to make room for Joe Hisaishi’s fully orchestrated soundtrack for the game. According to the latest issue of Nintendo Power, Studio Ghibli is teaming up with Level 5 to create an RPG titled Ninokuni: The Another World for the DS, and Studio Ghibli music man Joe Hisaishi is on board to write a fully orchestral score, which also sounds like a first for the DS.
A special high-capacity cart had to be created to make room for the soundtrack, coming in at over 4GB, which is apparently the largest cart ever created for a DS title. While not much is known about the game, from what we’ve seen, it of course looks quite beautiful. I can’t wait to hear the game’s score, as most of us here at huge fans of Joe Hisaishi (see our Ponyo, Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and Ghibli concert reviews).
Are you looking forward to hearing Hisaishi’s score? Are you surprised that they’re going all out and developing a high-capacity cart specifically for the game?
[via Nintendo Power]Tags: DS, Joe Hisaish, Level 5, News, Ninokuni: The Another World, Orchestral, RPG, Studio Ghibli