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Ni no Kuni 2 delayed to 2018

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Plus, some clarification about the game’s online features

Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
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Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom won’t make its previously scheduled November release, game director Akihiro Hino announced today. The role-playing game is now scheduled to arrive on Jan. 19, 2018, Hino said.

In a video statement, Hino, who is also CEO of developer Level-5, said, “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.”

Hino also touched on Ni no Kuni 2’s announced multiplayer component, clarifying that ... there isn’t one. During an official Bandai Namco interview released in June, Hino said, “Yes, there will be multiplayer. You will be able to play online with your friends in various capacities.”

That was an error, Hino explained.

“During a recent E3 interview session, I may have caused a misunderstanding with my comments regarding Ni no Kuni 2's multiplayer content,” Hino said in today’s video statement. “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.”

You can watch Hino’s full statement below. Ni no Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom is coming to PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.