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Ni no Kuni II Delayed Two Months

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It is with great sadness that I report that I have delayed yet another game: Ni no Kuni II is now coming out in January. The role-playing game, a PS4 and PC sequel to the 2013 PS3 game Ni no Kuni, was previously scheduled for November.

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“We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans,” Level-5 president Akihiro Hino, who actually delayed the game, said in a recorded video message this morning.

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Hino added that despite an interview he gave at E3 suggesting that Ni no Kuni II would have some sort of multiplayer, it is in fact a single-player-only game.

As someone who cannot wait for Ni no Kuni II, I am totally fine with this news for several reasons: 1) delays usually make games better; 2) this fall was pretty damn crowded already; and 3) this gives them more time to release a PS4 port of the first Ni no Kuni. I mean, come on already.

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uuuugh Jason!!!! Why can’t you control yourself!!!?

But as you say, it’s a great move, there’s already too much to play from august to December, plus Ni No Kuni II can now maybe enter as a ‘sure game of the year’ for 2018?