It has only been a month since Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom got a November release date at E3, making fans extremely happy after hearing next to nothing since the sequel was announced more than a year and a half ago. Fans will once again be disappointed, as developer Level-5 and publisher Bandai Namco have pushed the game's release back by two months to January 19.
“We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans,” Level-5 CEO and President Akihiro Hino said in a statement. “I deeply apologize to those who have been looking forward to the game's release. Please rest assured, however, that we will continue to strive to provide a deep and satisfying single player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying.”
While delays are not unusual, it is odd that only a month after the release date is put out with much fanfare at E3 that it would be suddenly pushed back past the holiday season and into an all new fiscal quarter. While we won't know the exact reasons for the game's delay, two months is not an inordinate amount of time given how long fans of the series have already waited.
The good news is that we got to talk a bit about the game at E3, so fans can satisfy their Ni No Kuni needs with this in the interim.