Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom’s original release this November was delayed for two more months. Game director Akihiro Hino announced today that the role-playing game is now scheduled to arrive on Jan. 19 next year.
In a video statement, Akihiro Hino said, “We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni No Kuni 2 experience to our fans. I deeply apologize to those who have been looking forward to the game’s release. Please rest assured, that we will continue to strive to provide a deep and satisfying single player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying.”
Hino also clarified a statement he made during E3 about the game’s multiplayer content, which it won’t actually have.
“I misunderstood the interview question, thinking it was asking about online content in general, and my answer referred to online announcements of in-game events,” he added.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is developed by Level-5 and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Set hundreds of years after the events of Wrath of the White Witch, Revenant Kingdom features tribes of cats and mice, two warring factors in the town of Ding Dong Dell.
During the events of the game, the tribe of mice stage a coup d’état, taking control of the kingdom. The story follows Evan Pettiwhisker Tildrum, a boy king of the cat tribe, who is usurped from his castle and sets out to reclaim his kingdom. He is aided by Roland, a visitor from another world, and Tani, the daughter of the boss of air pirates.
What do you think of this delay? As for me, this year was pretty crowded with good games already. Also, a delay of a game usually means game improvement.