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Ni No Kuni 2 Delayed Into 2018

by on July 13, 2017

Waiting for the sequel to the PS3’s excellent Ghibli-like adventure? You’ll have to wait a bit longer…..the game’s developer, Level-5, announced today Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom will be delayed by two months.

Akihiro Hino, CEO of Level-5 and director of Ni No Kuni 2, appeared in a video to explain the situation. The delay is for typical reasons: the game simply needs more polishing and bug squashing. It was originally scheduled to be released worldwide this November.

“We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni No Kuni 2 experience to our fans. I deeply apologize to whose who have been looking forward to the game’s release,” said Hino. While was he was on camera, he took the opportunity to squash a rumor he himself wound up starting via a mistranslation.

“During a recent E3 interview session, I may have caused a misunderstanding with my comments regarding Ni No Kuni 2’s multiplayer content. I misunderstood the interview question, thinking it was asking about online content in general and my answer referred to online announcements of in-game events. As a result of this, I wrongly gave the impression that the game features multiplayer content.”

Multiple news outlets picked up on this supposed multiplayer mode last June and speculated just how it was going to work, as there were no videos or description out there. Turns out there was no info because the mode itself didn’t exist. Ah well.

We can’t imagine the game being delayed any further than this, so we’ll say with confidence that you’ll be able to play Ni No Kuni 2 on January 19, 2018, for Playstation 4 and PC.

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