Bandai Namco has today announced that its upcoming RPG, Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed and will now release at the start of next year.
The news comes via a tweet from the official Bandai Namco US Twitter account. Accompanying the tweet is a video message from CEO and President of LEVEL-5 Inc, Akihiro Hino, explaining the reason for the delay. Hino noted that the team had “decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans.”
Hino also took the time to deeply apologize to fans who are looking forward to the game’s release, as well as clarify some confusion regarding whether or not the game would have multiplayer content. “Please allow me to clarify that Ni no Kuni II will not have multiplayer content. 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.”
Ni no Kuni II had been scheduled for a Nov. 10 release on the PS4 and PC, but the team has instead opted to push the game back a few months into the new year. Ni no Kuni II will now launch on Jan. 19, 2018.