It’s not a good looking day for Ni no Kuni fans. Already faced with one delay to January 2018, the company announced earlier today in a release to the press that the game would be further delayed to March 23, 2018. To tide over viewers, Bandai Namco released a new trailer for the game, coming in at just under five minutes of material to digest.
Akihiro Hino, Level-5 President and CEO, stated the reasoning for the title’s delay in the press release, citing new modes available in the game being added.
Here is the full statement:
“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