A statement from Level-5 studios explains the reasons for the delay, and confirms the new launch date. Read the details here!
“Ni no Kuni fans, We are committed to delivering the highest levels of quality and innovation in each of our titles. The development of Ni no Kuni II is coming along very nicely and we can’t wait to share this new adventure with you. However, with that innovation and quality comes the need to ensure everything works together in a fun and cohesive way, this means we’ll need a bit more time to make sure the entire Ni no Kuni II experience meets our highest quality standards. So today, we would like to ask for everyone’s patience as we move Ni no Kuni II’s worldwide release date to March 23, 2018. On behalf of everyone at Bandai Namco, we want to thank you all for your patience and continued support. In the meantime, check out this all-new trailer featuring the Japanese voice-over cast of the game. Ni no Kuni II will feature dual audio tracks (English and Japanese).”
From Bandai Namco Entertainment EU:
A group of heroes heeds the call of a new King! Evan will get all the help he can to defeat the evil forces and learn what it truly means to rule. Ni No Kuni II is coming on March 23rd, 2018 on PS4 and PC, with a brand new combat system for dynamic fights, and the expertise of Level-5 to tell you an emotional story. Discover also in this trailer the Japanese audio (that can be selected instead of the English audio) and the great Japanese voice actors.
Stay tuned for more updates!