I know...I shouldn't be bummed. A game delay typically means the final product is really good, and worth the wait. Still, I can't help but feel a little saddened. This is the second delay the Jrpg sequel has been hit with (we'd be playing it already if it'd stuck to its initial date), but once again, it's not a major one. It's moving back just a couple months from the January 19th, slot, and will now arrive on March 23, 2018.
Level-5 President and CEO, Akihiro Hino, announced the delay with this letter to the fans:
Hello Ni no Kuni fans,
As you all know, Level-5 is committed to delivering the highest levels of design and quality in each of our titles.