And that’s delay number two
JRPG fans looking to get their next fix in the Ni No Kuni series will have to wait a little longer. Yes, again. Bandai Namco has just sent out an update that Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed until March 23, 2018. I know this is disappointing for many, I know it is for me. However, the president and CEO of Level 5, wants us to know that the delay wasn’t something easily decided on.
Hello Ni no Kuni fans,
As you all know, LEVEL-5 is committed to delivering the highest levels of design and quality in each of our titles. The development of our latest project, Ni no Kuni II: REVENANT KINGDOM, is coming along very nicely and we can’t wait to share this new adventure with you, our fans. In an effort to constantly innovate, we’ve also implemented new modes in Ni no Kuni II, including the new Skirmish and Kingdom Modes.
However, with innovation and new ideas comes the need to ensure everything works together in a fun and cohesive way; this means we’ll need a bit more time to make sure the entire Ni no Kuni II experience meets our highest quality standards. So today, I would like to ask for everyone’s patience as we move Ni no Kuni II’s worldwide release date to March 23, 2018. 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.
So there you have it. Ni No Kuni II has been delayed for more optimization and to make it be as good as possible. You can’t really fault anyone who this sort of decision. I’d rather have a polished gem than a rotten turd, so if it has to be delayed. Then delay it, but it better be good once it’s released.
Let’s hope the game isn’t hit with yet another delay in the coming months. In the meanwhile, enjoy the trailer that was sent along with the delay announcement.
No Ni Kuni II releases on March 23, 2018 (for now) on the PS4 and PC.