It's the news role-playing fans have been waiting for, plus a whole lot more in the way of pertinent information and details.

It has been confirmed that White Knight Chronicles is indeed headed to North America – although we still don't have a solid release date – and it comes courtesy of an interview with US Producer for the game, Tsubasa Inaba, conducted by Social Media Manager for SCEA and the PlayStation blog, Jeff Rubenstein. The video features an awesome Q&A between those two guys; the questions came from PS blog readers, which must be most satisfying. Inaba first clarifies that the combat in WKC is best described as "action/turn-based," which means it's not the traditional press-button-and-watch, but there are turns for the player and opponents. The next question involved any possible changes the North American version may have, and although Inaba wasn't specific, he did say they're using the localization time to iron out a few kinks and institute a few "tweaks." He went on to talk about voice chat (they're trying to get it into the North American version) and the possibility of getting the original Japanese voices. Inaba actually said he hadn't thought about it and the game currently only has the English voices, but if the fans really want it, maybe we'll get it…

And of course, because there's a large online multiplayer component, there were questions that involved the co-op aspect. There won't be a co-op where you follow the single-player campaign, but Inaba says there are "plenty of motivating factors" to jump online and play with friends. One of those factors is all the weapons you can find (there are over 200 in the game), and the fact that you can take any weapons found online and use them in the single-player mode! Stay tuned for more on White Knight Chronicles , and here's hoping a solidified release date will come our way at E3.

Related Game(s): White Knight Chronicles

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Mista
Mista
11 years ago

Well at least that is good to know most of the work seems to be done if the localization process is already done. hopefully this game releases before the rush of holiday games this fall like usual. I've been watching and waiting for this game it seems like forever now.

Kain81
Kain81
11 years ago

WKC is there any chance that they will announce a PAL Version for this Year.

Level 5 said last Year that they work on other PS3 games i hope they Announce Darkcloud 3 and Rouge Galxy 2.

Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

i hope the online aspect has a pc mmorpg feel… i'd much enjoy a console mmo with a skillbase and a virtual economy of sorts… a game like WKC with over 200 weapons alone just screams 4 a trade mechanic..

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Sounds like they are ready for September release. Holiday will be a rush. I say GT5 will be out this Christmas. I'm so excited this year with all the games coming out.

karneli lll
karneli lll
11 years ago

Releasing all the stellar games at once, you'd think Sony learnt from last year's holiday rush

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

When all the games releases are close together, it'll definitely sell consoles, just not much copies of each game. It's not necessarily bad.

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

Can't wait for this game once they have a solid release date i'm there pre-ordering it.

sdodge
sdodge
11 years ago

Demons souls needs to happen in north america!

rell
rell
11 years ago

I agree dude, from software need to jump on it and release it to west.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

Does this mean I helped or not Ben? lol 😛

Mista
Mista
11 years ago

I was gonna say that Demon Soul needs to hurry the hell up and get announced for NA also, couldn't remember the name earlier.

Riku994
Riku994
11 years ago

July 22 please? Hint hint my birthday lol. But still, 200 weapons thats pretty amazing.

Reccaman18
Reccaman18
11 years ago

That was a big thing for me too. I was like "Holy crap man!" lol

SnipeySnake
SnipeySnake
11 years ago

Thumbs this up if you like broadswords or just reply and say. I love them xD cloud ftw

King James
King James
11 years ago

"Broadswords" – the ol' school shotgun.


Last edited by King James on 4/30/2009 10:36:00 PM

Arvis
Arvis
11 years ago

I like spears/polearms/halberds myself. There's so much you can do with them! =)

-Arvis

b3mike
b3mike
11 years ago

I'm playing Rogue Galaxy right now and it's loads of awesome, WKC is a first day purchase for me!

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

i could beat the last boss in that game 🙁 though my character wasn't lvl'ed up too much.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

whoops, meant 'couldn't' no edit button…hm..

King James
King James
11 years ago

Seems like they are working on making an even better version to release in the US.

WKC, where are u? I need a RPG!

Demon's Souls, Where are u? I need a RPG!

FF13, Where the hell are u? I need a great RPG!


Last edited by King James on 4/30/2009 10:38:49 PM

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Woooooo yeah.

Now make Dark Chronicle 2 (Dark Cloud 3) please =D I'm still playing the 2nd game. 3rd time through. It's photography mode is intense.
Thank's Level 5.

😉

DragonSphere
DragonSphere
11 years ago

Kotaku is reporting this winter? Anyone have more info on that?

I was really hoping for a summer release too, but given that they only showed a portion of the localized release, seems like the end of the year is our best bet 🙁

K ASH
K ASH
11 years ago

If sony decides to delay some of the games that can be release this year i will be happy. I fear that jrpg's might be overlooked if they are released anywhere close 2 the holyday season especialy WKC, Demons Souls has more chances to be a success Sony just needs to market them & E3 will be the best platforms for them. It hope sony continues to put demos of thier exclusives in other games like they are doing with Infamous & Uncharted 2 its direct marketing & putting the product right on the customers face.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Bastard Sword, Bastard Sword +1, Bastard Sword +2, Bastard Sword +3 ! There's four weapons right there. There had better be over 200 in the game.

I am so there on day one… so there.

LowKii
LowKii
11 years ago

Snazzyyyyyy