Sadly, it looks like we won’t be able to get our hands on Ni No Kuni II this year. A recent update from Bandai Namco has confirmed that the title is being bumped back until 2018 – January 19th, 2018 to be exact. This comes two months after the recently announced release date of November 10th, 2017.
While none one enjoys seeing an eagerly expected title to be delayed, Bandai Namco did explain why it was delayed. And it’s a solid reason, so don’t get too mad at them.
“We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans,” said Akihiro Hino, CEO and President of LEVEL-5 Inc. “I deeply apologize to those who have been looking forward to the game’s release. Please rest assured, however, that we will continue to strive to provide a deep and satisfying single player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying.”
Ni no Kuni II has been postponed until Jan. 19, 2018. Watch this video from the President of LEVEL-5 Inc. for details on the delay and more. pic.twitter.com/E5jHoxTzer
— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) July 13, 2017
That said, pushing back a release date to ensure a better experience is always a good thing. It’s definitely something I wish more companies would do. So no Ni No Kuni II this year folks, I was really looking forward to it. Especially after my hands-on with the title at E3 2017.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be released for the PlayStation 4 and PC, on January 19th, 2017.