Bandai Namco announced that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed once again. Previously set to release on the 19th of January, the long awaited RPG is now scheduled for the 23rd of March.
Level-5 President and CEO Akihiro Hino released a statement in which addresses the reason behind the delay. According to Hino, Level 5 decided to implement new modes in Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, however, in order to ensure these new modes works "together in a fun and cohesive package", additional development time is required.
You can read the full statement below:
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. 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 PS4 and PC. 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.
To make up for the delay, Bandai Namco released a brand new trailer for the game. Titled "Team of Heroes", the new trailer features Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom main Japanese voice actors discussing their characters.
Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom will be available for PS4 and PC.