A month after saying it would be out in November, Bandai Namco announced today that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed to January 19, 2018.
In a statement, Level-5 President and CEO Akihiro Hino said they need more time to deliver the full experience:
We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans. I deeply apologize to those who have been looking forward to the game’s release. Please rest assured, however, that we will continue to strive to provide a deep and satisfying single player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying.
In the above video, Hino also addressed Ni no Kuni II’s multiplayer content, revealing that it won’t have any:
Please allow me to clarify that 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 announcements of in-game events.
As a result of this, I wrongly gave the impression that the game features multiplayer content. I would like to sincerely apologize for causing this misunderstanding.
Ni no Kuni II will be available for PlayStation 4 and PC when it launches in January. You can read our E3 2017 preview over here.