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Ni No Kuni 2 Ghibli JRPG delayed into 2018

by Joey Davidson | July 13, 2017July 13, 2017 1:00 pm PST

Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has officially been delayed from its targeted launch of November 10, 2017, to January 19, 2018. That goes for both of the game’s platforms, the PC and PlayStation 4.

The word comes from Level-5 Director Akihiro Hino in a message he recorded for fans.

What delay would be complete without an apology from a sad Japanese developer these days? Hino “deeply” apologizes to those “looking forward to the game’s release.” “Please rest assured,” he offers, “that we will continue to strive to provide a deep and satisfying single player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying.”

That emphasis on single player was intentional. There was some news around E3 that the game would offer multiplayer elements, but that’s not the case. Hino apologized for playing a part in that rumor because he “misunderstood the interview question.”

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 announcement of in-game events. As a result of this, I wrongly gave the impression that the game features multiplayer content.”

We’ll see you next year, Ni No Kuni II.

Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...