Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom is due out in just over a month. I'm still waffling over whether or not to get it and when. I'm disappointed that Studio Ghibli isn't involved with this one, and the consequent change in art style for the world is something I'm not a fan of. However, it looks like the combat may have been improved, and there are kingdom management elements being added that sound promising.
Here's a recent look at the combat: