I know…I shouldn’t be bummed. A game delay typically means the final product is really good, and worth the wait. Still, I can’t help but feel a little saddened. This is the second delay the JRPG sequel has been hit with (we’d be playing it already if it’d stuck to its initial date), but once again, it’s not a major one. It’s moving back just a couple months from the January 19th, slot, and will now arrive on March 23, 2018.
Level-5 President and CEO, Akihiro Hino, announced the delay with this letter to the fans:
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.
Time to change the calendar….