"Ni no Kuni II" Pushed Back to March 23, 2018
When we last checked in on Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, the sequel was set for a January 19, 2018 launch. Those plans have since changed, though, with Bandai Namco announcing a delay that pushes it back to March 23, 2018.
The reasoning is pretty much what you might expect, and seems to mostly hinge on quality control. Here’s what Level-5 President and CEO Akihiro Hino had to say about it:
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.
Akihiro Hino – President & CEO of LEVEL-5
While we wait around for the delayed release, here’s a new trailer featuring the Japanese voice cast: