PS4/PC RPG Ni No Kuni 2 Release Date Delayed

You'll have to wait a bit longer.

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Ni no Kuni gained a devoted following when it launched back in 2013, and Ni no Kuni II aims to give players even more of its distinctive JRPG gameplay and story. Today, however, Bandai Namco announced that players will have to wait a bit longer for the game, as it's been delayed for two months.

Previously scheduled for release on January 19 on PS4 and PC, Ni No Kuni II has been pushed back until March 23 . According to a press release, this delay is due to developer Level-5 needing more time to ensure that the game meets the studio's standards.

"With innovation and new ideas comes the need to ensure everything works together in a fun and cohesive way," Level-5 President Akihiro Hino said. "This means we'll need a bit more time to make sure the entire Ni no Kuni II experience meets our highest quality standards."

This is the second time that the game has been delayed; the developer originally aimed for a November 10 launch. Alongside this announcement, Bandai Namco also released a new trailer showing off some of the Japanese voice acting. You can watch it above.

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Having such a long and varied backlog of games -this is actually not bad news.

Delayed games should in theory be better, fuller and more polished!

So glad this game comes to PC.

Will the 2nd game feature more voice acting? Or be fully voiced this time around?

The last game was painfully lacking voice acting in key moments of the game as well as free roaming and gameplay. I didn't really play it, but my brother did and told me it was bizzare how some of the most important scenes weren't fully voiced.
Anyone knows if this game is fully voiced this time around? (In English too?)

Also, can't get over the fact that that "boy" Evan looks and sounds exactly like a girl. I was 100% sure it was a princess before reading otherwise. Having a female voice actress doesn't do it favors either. That Roland character looks awesome though. Wish he was the protagonist, maybe he is?

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Better a delay than an unpolished title.

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Looks like this Kuni is taking longer than expected.

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nnnnnnooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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Too many games in March. I'll have to skip this for Dragon Ball Fighter Z, Sea of the Thieves and Bayonetta.

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I waited months to play Ni No Kuni 1. When I finally played it I immediately regretted not picking it up sooner and getting the collectors edition. Did not hesitate to pull the trigger on NNK2 and I have my collectors edition waiting in the wing.

I don't mind the delay because I am positive that they will offer the most polished product that they can. There is also a wealth of gaming choices right now despite all the cynicism conveyed on the internet. I'll just pick something from one of my backlogs and play while I wait.

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Fuk. Oh well as long as its polished

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Fine by me. I got lots of other games I need to play due to my large backlog of games on Steam anyways.

So take your sweet time with Ni No Kuni 2.

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GOOD for em

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Still plenty of games to play.

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That's ok, I just hope it is done right. Lots to play at the moment.

I hope the battle system will be good.

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I'm getting a little worried at this point - when games are delayed once, okay, sure, but after that I become worried.

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Or they could also indirectly be waiting for sales of Super Mario Odyssey and Breath of the Wild to die down. Nobody would want to compete against games like those right now. The delay was a good move on both accounts of quality assurance and business.

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@neurogia: Its not coming to nintendo switch...

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Sure, fine, but I really wish the first game was available on PS4.

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@Barighm: Yes absolutely.

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@girlusocrazy: I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere down the line a new collection was available encompassing both.

I don't think NNK 1 needs that much of a remaster anyway because the artwork and style was fantastic even on the PS3.

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@RicanV: It's a beautiful game, I got addicted to catching and leveling the creatures as well even though Pokémon never grabbed me

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Can't wait for this one. The first game was a masterpiece..... Was kinda like falling into a story book. The music, the story, and the art direction were all on point.

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No problem. Perfection cannot be rushed.

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I'm totally ok for delays if it ensures better quality.

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A little disappointed but at least I'll have more time to beat the first game

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They don't call it the Delaystation for nothing. lol

Wait I know you guys are going to respond by saying they don't call Xbox the box with no games for nothing. ;)

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@xhawk27: So.....Xbox One still does not have a single exclusive RPG on the platform. When is one coming, or did Phil cancel it again?

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@xhawk27: Run along little one you're insecurity is showing.

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@xhawk27: last I heard crackdown, sea of thieves, ori 2, state of decay 2 and even cuphead was delayed... Your point?

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@xhawk27: it’s not made by playstation stupid. Level 5 and Namco made game they just has exclusive deal with playstation. Crackdown is delayed Xbox delayed station .

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I really wish companies would just hold off on announcing release dates until they are really sure about it. I don't mind the devs taking the extra time but it gets old constantly hearing about delays.

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Alas

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Lol this why Sony with own game studios don’t give out reasle dates to there games anymore because it gets delayed .

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Oh well, was super looking froward to it but a delay for them to work on it more is a good thing.

If only other companies did this.

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