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Ni No Kuni 2 Delayed Until January 2018, Won't Have Multiplayer

Level-5 needs just a little more time with its next RPG.

News by Mike Williams, .

We're not that far out from Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) 2017, but things are changing already. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was announced at the show with a release date of November 10, 2017 on PlayStation 4 and PC. Unfortunately, a month later it looks like that announcement was a bit too hasty.

In a video message released this morning, Level-5 president Akihiro Hino revealed that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom isn't coming to either platform until next year. The new release date is January 19, 2018.

"We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans,” said Hino. "I deeply apologize to those who have been looking forward to the game's release."

Hino also addressed a miscommunication in an E3 interview, regarding the game having a multiplayer component. Apparently, a question was lost in translation and Hino thought he was being asked about online features.

"During a recent E3 interview session, I may have cause a misunderstanding with my comments regarding Ni no Kuni II's multiplayer content," said Hino. "Please allow me to clarify that Ni no Kuni II will not have multiplayer content."

So there you have it. Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is a single-player RPG coming this January 19, 2018 to PlayStation 4 and PC.

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  • Avatar for Vaporeon #1 Vaporeon 4 months ago
    Props to Level-5 for transparency and sincerity on this. January will still be the depths of winter for me, so no big deal about the delay. Thanks for the update!
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  • Avatar for TheWildCard #2 TheWildCard 4 months ago
    Aw, 2017 got a little weaker I guess. I believe the first one had a January release too.
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  • Avatar for semolous #3 semolous 4 months ago
    Why you shouldn’t be upset at the new release date:

    1. The first game was fantastic. In my opinion, best RPG of 2013. As such, the dev team simply need more time to make the game as good as the original.

    2. Making a game of this scale takes a lot of time. Trust me on this. I’m a game developer myself. These things take time, not to mention money to make.

    3. If the devs release the game on the original release date, and it’s a buggy mess, it will look bad on their part, and we will get a subpar game. We do not want that. Therefore, the devs want to release the game with as little bugs as possible.

    4. There are lots of other games coming out between now and Jan 18th, of all different genres.
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  • Avatar for Roto13 #4 Roto13 4 months ago
    Them's the breaks.
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