Ni no Kuni II Game’s Release Date Moved Back to March 23
Bandai Namco Entertainment announced on Tuesday that the worldwide release date for its and Level-5’s Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom PlayStation 4 and PC game has been moved back to March 23, 2018. The game was previously slated for worldwide release on January 19, after a delay from November.
Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino explained in a message that the developers are including new “Skirmish and Kingdom Modes” and need more time to ensure the game meets their standards.
The company began streaming a new trailer with comments from the Japanese voice cast:
The game’s “King’s Edition” in Europe comes with a season pass for all future DLCs, a “Prince’s Equipment pack” for digital in-game items, a steelbook case, an animated music box, a vinyl record including the game’s main theme by Joe Hisaishi, an artbook, and a making-of Blu-ray Disc.
The game’s “Prince’s Edition” includes a steelbook case, a making-of Blu-ray Disc, a season pass, and the “Prince’s Equipment Pack.”
Those who pre-order the game will receive a digital sword set.
Hino, artist Yoshiyuki Momose (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko), and Hayao Miyazaki‘s longtime collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) are all returning for story and general direction, character designs, and music, respectively.
Level-5 debuted the fantasy role-playing game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in 2011, after a Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi game for Nintendo DS in 2010 and a game for Japanese phones. Namco Bandai Games then released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch outside Japan in 2013. The RPG featured cut scenes from Studio Ghibli, although Ghibli was not specifically mentioned on the new sequel’s staff.