Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be delayed until January 19, 2018, according to developers and publishers Level 5 Inc and Bandai Namco. The previous release date for the game was November 10, so it’s only about a two month delay for fans of the upcoming game.
To make the apology all the more sincere, they’ve put together a video for fans with Akihiro Hino CEO and President of Level 5 Inc. In the video, he states that the studio has decided they need more development time in order to give fans the full experience of the game. The time will also allow them to “provide a deep and satisfying single player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying.”
As usual, I would say that waiting for a game is always worth it, especially judging by the demos and trailers thus far of Ni No Kuni II. As a sequel to Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch, there will be an entirely new cast of characters, starring the hero Evan. The player will be taking Evan on a journey to explore all the new worlds Level 5 Inc is still doing their best to make perfect. Ni No Kuni II is an RPG with turn-based combat and a sprawling story with plenty of likable characters and villains. Though this doesn’t seem quite like my type of game I would be willing to give the series a chance.
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Hino also mentions about some previous confusion in an interview he gave at E3. He had apparently misunderstood the question and made it seem like Ni No Kuni II will have online multiplayer, but that will not be the case. His answer instead refers to online content in general, like online in-game events. Which also sounds fairly cool.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be available on the PS4 and PC.
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