Yeah, we know North American and European gamers don't have the first White Knight Chronicles yet, and while those lucky dudes and dudettes over there in Japan already have the "EX" version, we're still waiting over here. And now, details on the sequel… Maybe we should apologize.
Anyway, Andriasang has a whole host of new screenshots and information for White Knight Chronicles 2 , which Level 5 has obviously been developing for quite some time. First revealed at last month's Tokyo Game Show, the game can be called "White Knight Chronicles: Awakening of Light and Darkness" and it is a true sequel; it definitely "follows the events of the original." In this continuation, main character Leonard has struck a contract with one of the five giant knights, and he and his team unlocked the secrets of the ancient Dogma War. We can expect an "expanded scale" as when you first start the game, the City of Greed, Kingdom of Barandel and the Magic Republic of Foria are all in trouble somehow. So you'll once more create your own custom character and join Leonard in another quest to restore peace to the world and this time, you might be able to transform (as evidenced by those screens and a mysterious mention in Famitsu). Then there's the addition of that fifth White Knight – there were only four in the original game – and that new hero is called the "Moon Princess;" she will represent the first female knight. Yeah, we needed a lady.
The combat system should remain pretty much the same, although it seems Level 5 will be adding some new skills and "readjusting the balance of current skills," and furthermore, each member of the party will play more significant roles in the sequel. So as time progresses, expect to hear more about the game, although we imagine all you RPG fans here in the US and across the pond in Europe are simply waiting for the day the first WKC hits store shelves. Let's hope it's not too much longer.