Bandai Namco and developer Level-5 announced today that the release of Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been postponed until January 19th, 2018. To communicate this change to fans, Akihiro Hino, CEO and President of the Level-5, released a video explaining the delay this morning:
"We have decided that more development time is required in order to deliver the full Ni no Kuni II experience to our fans. I deeply apologise to those who have been looking forward to the game's release. Please rest assured, however, that we will continue to strive to provide a deep and satisfying single player experience that our fans can look forward to enjoying."
Delaying the game a bit to make sure the release is a bit smoother is usually not a bad idea. Most games that are delayed often need longer delays than they get in the first place. Personally, I'm all for delaying the release of any game to make sure the launch runs smoother and fans actually enjoy the game, but I'm a perfectionist, so that naturally appeals to me.
The video also contains more info regarding online mode and E3 awards. You can check it out below.