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Ni no Kuni II PS4/PC Game Delayed to January 19

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Game's simultaneous launch originally slated for November 10

Bandai Namco Entertainment America and Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe announced on Thursday that the release of the Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom game has been delayed to January 19 in order to ensure the game's quality for players. The companies also began streaming an English-subtitled video for the announcement on Thursday. In the video, Level-5 CEO and the game's director Akihiro Hino explains the delay and clarifies that the game will not have multiplayer content.

Bandai Namco Entertainment had announced in June that the game was slated to ship on November 10. The company is releasing the game for PlayStation 4 and PC simultaneously worldwide. Bandai Namco Entertainment also began streaming a new trailer for the game in June.

Hino, artist Yoshiyuki Momose (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Only Yesterday, Pom Poko), and Hayao Miyazaki's longtime collaborator Joe Hisaishi (Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away) are all returning for story and general direction, character designs, and music, respectively.

Level 5 debuted the fantasy role-playing game Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch for the PlayStation 3 in Japan in 2011, after a Ni no Kuni: Shikkoku no Madōshi game for Nintendo DS in 2010 and a game for Japanese phones. Namco Bandai Games then released Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch outside Japan in 2013. The RPG featured cut scenes from Studio Ghibli, although Ghibli was not specifically mentioned on the new sequel's staff.

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