It seems like every year one or two games scheduled for a fall/winter release always get delayed until the following year. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is the latest title to join that collection.
Bandai Namco has announced Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will slip from its original release date of November 10, 2017 to January 19th, 2018. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino released a video statement addressing the delay. Hino expressed how more development team is needed on the game and cleared up a misunderstanding regarding multiplayer content. Hino corrects a previous statement and confirms the game will not have multiplayer content.
Game delays are not surprising and I think the delay will be beneficial to the game’s sales. The end of the year is always crowded with big titles and Ni no Kuni II could have risked getting lost in the shuffle.
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