Bandai Namco and Level-5 have announced that Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom has been delayed and will now see release in 2018, specifically on January 19th, a message to fans was delivered by Akihiro Hino, the founder of the company, explaining why.
Here is that statement in text form, for those that love a static group of words.
‘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.’, said Akihiro Hino CEO and President of LEVEL-5 Inc.