It’s with a heavy heart that we report Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will not be making its gaming debut this January 19, 2018 as the European branch of Bandai Namco made an announcement on their official Facebook page. Luckily, however, eager fans of the series will not have to wait too long, as they have only moved back the launch date to March 23, 2018.
Akihiro Hino, President and CEO of Level-5 Studios, was gracious enough to accompany the delay announcement with a statement as to why Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was being delayed. It reads as follows:
“As you all know Level-5 is committed to delivering the highest levels of design and quality in each of our video game titles. The development of our latest project Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is coming along very well and we can’t wait to share this new adventure with you our fans. In an effort to constantly innovate and bring new experiences to players, we’ve also implemented new modes in Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom including the new Skirmish and Kingdom Modes which will surly delight players.
However with innovation and new ideas come the need to ensure everything works together in a fun and cohesive package. This means we’ll need a bit more time to make sure the entire Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom experience meets Level-5 and Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc.’s high quality standards. So today I would like to ask for everyone’s patience as we move Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom’s worldwide release date to 23rd March, 2018 for the PlayStation 4 and PC. 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.”
It’s never a fun thing to learn that a game you’ve been eagerly awaiting has been delayed. However it’s times like these where we need to concede that delays are sometimes a necessary evil to ensure the game itself is at its best standard. I for one don’t mind waiting if the end result is a better game. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will come to the PlayStation 4 and PC on March 23, 2018.