Earlier this year we reported on the joyous news that Level-5's Studio Ghibli-inspired JRPG Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom would release on PC alongside its PS4 version during the holiday season. While that's still partially the case, both sides will have to wait a little longer following the game's unfortunate delay.
The announcement was made by Akihiro Hino, both CEO of Level-5 and the director of its upcoming flagship sequel.
Through the specially recorded video announcement, Akihiro Hino announced that both the PlayStation 4 and PC version of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom wouldn't launch during 2017; instead opting for a two month delay pushing the game to January 19, 2018. While delays used to set the gaming world alight in screams of anger, however, most are understanding of the given reason hoping for a better game in the long-term.
Hino mentions that he felt the team would be unable to "deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience" in the current time-frame, instead opting to take a further two months to bring it up to par. He also aimed to rectify an answer to a recent E3 interview that led many to assume the game would feature multiplayer content. Misunderstanding the question, Hino retconned his answer citing that he was talking about how in-game events would be announced through its online capabilities.
While we can applaud Hino's decision to delay the game for refinement, shifting it out of the cluttered holiday season will likely give the Ni no Kuni II more room to breathe in the low crowded New Year release schedule. Maybe we'll even get an enhanced port of the original as an apology. Please?