Ni No Kuni II Officially Delayed To March 23rd, 2018
Bandai Namco announced in a press release that the rumored delay for Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, originally due to release on January 19th, 2018 for PC and PlayStation 4, is real and the game has been moved to March 23rd, 2018.
President & CEO of LEVEL-5 Akihiro Hino explained:
As you all know LEVEL-5 is committed to delivering the highest levels of design and quality in each of our video game titles. The development of our latest project Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM is coming along very well and we can’t wait to share this new adventure with you our fans. In an effort to constantly innovate and bring new experiences to players, we’ve also implemented new modes in Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM including the new Skirmish and Kingdom Modes which will surly delight players.
However with innovation and new ideas come the need to ensure everything works together in a fun and cohesive package. This means we’ll need a bit more time to make sure the entire Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM experience meets LEVEL-5 and BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s high quality standards. So today I would like to ask for everyone’s patience as we move Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM’s worldwide release date to 23rd March 2018 for the PlayStation 4 and PC. We will be sharing more news about Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM in the coming weeks and months as we move closer to our new launch date. On behalf of everyone at LEVEL-5, I want to thank you all for your patience and continued support.
Dave was able to go hands-on with the game a couple months ago and had this to say in his preview:
The game is tough, too – bosses hit hard. The new flexibility in battles means you have to be more aware than ever, making space so you can heal and deal damage from safety, rather than tanking damage and persevering – though I’m sure that’s possible too with a bit of grinding.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is shaping up to be the sequel everyone wants from the lovely PlayStation 3 JRPG, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the full game.