Fans of the JRPG genre have been anxiously awaiting the release of Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom for some time, and it seems that the wait will be longer once again. Level-5 has just announced another delay for the game, pushing it from January 2018 to March 23rd, 2018. This is even further from the original release date, which had it hitting PS4 and PC in November 2017.
“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,” reads the announcement from Level-5 president and CEO Akihiro Hino.
“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.”
Delays are always disappointing for fans, but with them comes the promise of a better game. I got to try out Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom back at E3 and enjoyed it quite a bit. The game is a big departure from its popular predecessor, but that could be a good thing in the long run. Let’s hope that this delay gives the team enough time to really get the game up to the high standards set by the first game.