I don’t know how or why this rumored, but sadly this definitely wasn’t going to end well. Yes, folks, the rumor of Ni No Kuni II making its way to the Xbox One was definitely a tall tale. And one that was, unfortunately, has proven to be false. A fellow gaming site, Gemastu, reached out to Bandai Namco who commented on the rumor.
Bandai Namco's response to Gematsu regarding Ni no Kuni II for Xbox One rumors: "Ni no Kuni II is only in development for PS4 and Steam." pic.twitter.com/xfTSsg2Oos
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) October 19, 2017
Honestly, I had only heard about this rumor recently. And it surprised me, especially since I had spoken to multiple representatives with Bandai Namco on the matter (at E3 2017). Every one of them had said that the game was exclusive to the PlayStation 4 and PC/Steam. When I had asked about the Xbox One, I was given an answer that I expected – no, it isn’t happening. The fact that the user base for the Xbox One in Japan was non-existent. That being the case, Bandai Namco simply doesn’t want to push a title that’s still niche as hell, on the Xbox One.
So, unless the stars align and Bandi Namco changes their tune, this won’t change. So Xbox owners, if you want to play Ni No Kuni II, it’s either the PS4 or PC. Don’t shoot the messenger, but that’s how it is right now.
Editors Note: As a gamer, I’m not a fan of 3rd party games being exclusive to any platform. I don’t like when gamers are forced to buy another system because their platform of choice is being neglected or underperforming. I get that it is a business decision, but it doesn’t change my stance. I feel it hurts people a bit more than they think. I know I’d hate to be an Xbox owner, solely, and being told, “sorry, if you want an RPG, go PS4” and vice versa.
Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is set for release on January 19, 2018, for the PlayStation 4 and PC.