Sorry, but you’ll have to wait until March to play Ni no Kuni II

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I was not quite as enamoured with Ni no Kuni as the rest of the world seemed to have been. While I loved the art and the animation provided by Studio Ghibli, the actual mechanics of the RPG were too much of a grind for my liking. Still, it was beautiful – and though Studio Ghibli’s no longer directly involved, its sequel Ni no Kuni 2: The Revenant Kingdom looks even more so.

Originally slated for release this year, it’s quite obvious that it’s just not going to happen. The game was then delayed to January, with information from retailers later suggesting the game would be out in March 2018. Bandai Namco has been curiously quiet about it – but they’ve now broken that silence.

“As you all know Level-5 is committed to delivering the highest levels of design and quality in each of our video game titles,” says the press release.

“The development of our latest project Ni No Kuni 2: 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 2 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 2 experience meets our high quality standards.”

 

Last Updated: December 13, 2017

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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