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.

Related Game(s): White Knight Chronicles , White Knight Chronicles 2

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bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

awesome…

This happens alot lately lol!

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Huh?

bebestorm
bebestorm
11 years ago

I can't believe WKC still does not have a release date.

Victor321
Victor321
11 years ago

I remember it was sometime in next Spring, or in February 2010.

Hope that helps 🙂

napoleon85
napoleon85
11 years ago

Wow… is this a joke? This is getting a little ridiculous.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

Well, the western release of WKC includes all the updates and enhancements to the Japanese version. So I'll give them the benefit of the doubt on the release of WKC1. Even so, I wish they'd hurry up.

WKC2 sounds nice, an improvement over the original. Enhancements, tweaks and such. Perhaps the sequel will not see such a long gap between the Japanese release and the Western release.

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

this is ridiculous, the first one is not out yet, not even have a date. now it is already having a second one in developing…

don't know what they are doing with this game, and i don't know what is taking so long to just translate the damn language. normally the localization only takes 6-8 months.

p.s. the more i look at this game, the less exciting I feel about it — last year, when no other titles were close to release, this one stands out; but now, we have Demon's Souls out, which I think is the greatest this generation so far on PS3, plus the FF13 and Resonance of Fate are coming in 6-8 months, I don't feel WKC is as attractive as it was last year.

They missed out the best time to release the game, and now when they release, it can't compete with the FF13, 14, Nier, Versus 13 and Resonance of Fate. They must learn a lesson by missing out the best time to release, it is just so annoying (1.5 year to just translate )


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 10/9/2009 11:51:47 AM

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

People have pointed out over and over that it is not just a localisation process. They are adding entirely new systems!

For me its the opposite, the more i hear/see of it, the more im thinking its the ONE. It quite literally has the most advanced, unique online component on consoles, which is also what they have been working on before releasing here.

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

"They missed out the best time to release the game, and now when they release, it can't compete with the FF13, 14, Nier, Versus 13 and Resonance of Fate."

Versus?! Wow, somebody is optimistic…

I doubt we'll be seeing Versus in Japan until mid-2011 at the earliest, which means we won't see it here until late 2011. I would add Atelier Rorona to that the list of competitors, though.

Still, I agree with you. To me WKC looks really generic. It would have been nice if we got it during the great RPG droubt of last year, but now that there are some decent offerings on the table I just can't get excited about WKC.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Let's not get ahead of ourselves, Nier is a SE game so you know we won't see it on shelves for 4 more years.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

I hear what your saying there boss, if they'd have just translated the damn game into English we'd have it already and it would have fit in nicely. All the nonsense they're adding to the "non japanese" version is just a waste of time. Let us play WKC and we'll get the added features in WKC2 like everyone else.

coverton341
coverton341
11 years ago

What would be awesome is if WKC1 came over here at the same time as Yakuza 3 and then Yakuza 4 and WKC2 came out around the same time but only after a 4-8 month localization period. We would be swimming in Japanese gaming goodness and it would be amazing. But on a side note they can keep localizing WKC1 until I at least get half way through Demon's Souls, that game is the jam.

Lotusflow3r
Lotusflow3r
11 years ago

Only good news.

As long as L5 are making RPG's, JRPG's are safe.

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

well… square enix does the same thing. we all knew about ff13, but before it even had a release date, ff14 was announced. now ff13 and 14 might be coming out in the same year.
watch, before any of those comes out, ff15 would be announced or at least a screenshot. than new trailers for a ff7 would come out while declining the remake rumor. i guess its the new trend.


Last edited by kreate on 10/9/2009 2:24:03 PM

Kevadu
Kevadu
11 years ago

FF14 isn't really a sequel to FF13, though. They're two completely different games that happen to be part of a larger metaseries. And we all know S-E has multiple development teams that work in parallel, so with all the delays of FF13 it's not really that surprising that it's bumping into FF14.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Kevadu gets word of the day "Metaseries"

kreate
kreate
11 years ago

story sequel or not, whats the point?

with mutliple development teams. ff13 should of been done 2 years ago.

*dont worry. u wont be playing wkc2 before wkc1. unless u do it on purpose.


Last edited by kreate on 10/9/2009 3:02:02 PM

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Well its a lock for me, if it ever comes out. But yeah Level 5 why don't you take a break after this one and make me a Rogue Galaxy 2 k? 🙂

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

No Dark Chronicle 2/Dark Cloud 3 is more important
^_^

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Holy cow.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Looking great!
Can't wait for part 1 and 2

If the babe in the image is new I feel part 2 will be way better <3

BigBoss4ever
BigBoss4ever
11 years ago

anyway, regardless when we get the game, the JRPG drought on PS3 is starting going away, most of us here will be the happy gamer again drowning in massive JRPG metaseries (using WorldEnds word) 😀


Last edited by BigBoss4ever on 10/9/2009 3:28:49 PM

therabbitkinge
therabbitkinge
11 years ago

Were all gonna buy it lol they've dangled it in front of our faces and we feign pride and deny its seemingly great… greatness. But we know were gonna buy it im just wondering when the hell its gonna release!

Metal Head
Metal Head
11 years ago

I need white knight chronicles before Final Fantasy X111 comes out. Playing Demon' souls and is not a real rpg. Demon's souls is good, but I was expecting it to be better.

___________
___________
11 years ago

was thinking today why dont western developers use the "localization" BS excuse to delay there games?
i mean there doing everything the asian devs are they not?
from what i understand all the asian devs doing is translating the audio from asian to english and other languages, and changing the subtitles.
but does not every other game have to do that?
its BS that we have to wait like 5 extra months for bayonetta just so they can translate the audio and subtitles.
how about western developers do the same thing and see how they like it, see how they like getting uncharted 2 or GOW3 or heavy rain 5 months after everyone else.
and just now i read a article saying japan may be the first to get access to the GOW 3 demo.
WWWWWWWWWWTTTTTTTTTTFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
sony, are you trying to loose half your customers?
because your 100% on track to doing so!

Nerull
Nerull
11 years ago

Indeed, everyone in lv5 should be served a restraining order from GoW3.