Darn it, we knew it was too good to be true. Japan has had an incredible year so far when it comes to PlayStation 4 games, and Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom was shaping up to be the icing on the cake. However, Bandai Namco and developer Level-5 have announced that the role-playing title has been pushed back into 2018.

The PlayStation 4 console exclusive will now launch on the 19th January. Level-5 CEO Akihiro Hino says that the delay will ensure that the studio can produce the best possible experience, and goes on to issue an apology to eager fans in the video that we've embedded above.

What's more, Hino clarifies previous comments that he made during an E3 interview. Back then, he mentioned multiplayer content would be present in the game, but misunderstood the question. As such, he now says that Ni no Kuni II won't feature any multiplayer component. Fair enough.

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