Our very own Katy Ellis is crying into her DualShock as we type. It turns out that publisher Namco Bandai has been forced to delay its upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White With until 1st February in Europe. The title had been expected on 25th January, but a logistical error has pushed it back a week. "Sadly this is an issue we no longer have control over," a spokesperson for Namco Bandai UK explained on Twitter. "Our apologies."

In order to make up for the delay, the publisher will be giving away the title’s downloadable Draggle familiar, which was presumably intended as premium DLC. You’ll be able to grab it from the PlayStation Store on launch day. Meanwhile, the North American release date remains unaffected, and is still on track for 22nd January. That’s of no comfort to our Katy, though. Spare a thought for her when you’re greedily tucking into the adventure later this month.

[via twitter.com, twitter.com]