White Knight Chronicles has been available in Japan for quite some time now, and we in North America are still awaiting an official release date, which should fall somewhere in the "early 2010" time frame.
But while we've waited, Level 5 has worked to add more to the critically acclaimed RPG. As some of you already know, they're prepared to issue what is known as the "2nd Wave" update for the game, and they've also announced a sequel already. As for the former, it seems a variety of Japanese gaming blogs have reported that a special WKC EX Edition will hit Japan in October for the agreeable price of 3,800 yen (about $40). This edition includes that 2nd Wave update, which features a ton of new equipment and items, and adds Georama while uncapping the Guild Rank. Now, this kinda begs the question: when we finally see Chronicles in this country, might it automatically be the EX Edition? Do they have the time necessary to toss in this extra content, or will localization issues once again act as a negative influence? We figure RPG fans in this country deserve it; they've waited for what feels like eons for this game. Furthermore, it doesn't help that the vast majority of titles released in this generation don't have to make the long, tedious trip from Japan and finally launch in the U.S. 8-12 months after its initial release.
We'll be interested to know what content WKC features when it becomes available here; this 2nd Wave update thing has really got us thinking… EX Edition? Great. Bring it.
Related Game(s): White Knight Chronicles