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.
Ni no Kuni II has been postponed until Jan. 19, 2018. Watch this video from the President of LEVEL-5 Inc. for details on the delay and more. pic.twitter.com/E5jHoxTzer— Bandai Namco US (@BandaiNamcoUS) July 13, 2017
"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.