‘Tis the season for game delays. The latest extra quality casualty is Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom. The release date has only been moved to March 23rd, 2018. That’s not so bad, and you have enough notice to reschedule your time off.
In order to take some of the sting out of the message, a new trailer has been released. It focuses on the Japanese voice over actors, and shows them recording. They share thoughts on their characters and the game, which they both enjoyed. This is relevant, because the game will come with both English and Japanese audio.
We do think it is interesting that the trailer to announce a delay starts with the main character saying he will never run away again. Whether that is telling us there will be no more delays, being ironic considering a delay is purposely moving away from the original release date, or is purely unintentional is up to you.
As we grow older (not necessarily wiser), we have come to appreciate and respect (but never like) game delays. That tells us the studio and publisher have enough faith in a project to delay their payday and make it better.
If that’s more of a fairy tale than anything in Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom, let us stay optimistic and ignorant a little longer.