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Ni no Kuni 2 delayed a second time to March 2018

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Level-5 needs ‘a bit more time’

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Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed for a second time. Previously scheduled for Jan. 19, 2018, the role-playing game will instead launch on March 23, 2018.

In a note about the shifted release date, director and CEO of development studio Level-5 Akihiro Hino wrote that the team is still tinkering with the game to ensure it “meets our highest quality standards.”

“With innovation and new ideas comes the need to ensure everything works together in a fun and cohesive way; this means we’ll need a bit more time to make sure the entire Ni no Kuni 2 experience meets our highest quality standards,” Hino wrote. “So today, I would like to ask for everyone’s patience as we move Ni no Kuni 2’s worldwide release date to March 23, 2018.”

Bandai Namco Entertainment first announced that Ni no Kuni 2 would launch in November 2017. In July, however, Hino said that Level-5 needed extra time to work on the game, pushing the release to January. Since then, the team introduced two new modes: a kingdom builder and a separate battle type called skirmishes.

We went hands on with a skirmish during Gamescom 2017 and found it to be an interesting addition. We won’t be able to play any more of that mode or the rest of the PlayStation 4 and Windows PC game until March, but a new trailer below gives us another look at Ni no Kuni 2 until then.