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In the latest Famitsu on an article about White Knight Chronicles The 2nd Wave, the info was revealed that a sequel was in the making. “The 2nd Wave” is an add-on pack for WKC in Japan right now. There really isn’t any other information available but its good news. Now give us WKC1!
The reason the game is taking so long to get to the West is because Level-5 is working on extra content, which will be included on the disc. This content will be patched in to the Japanese version for free at around the same time.
Smaller features that are going to be added to the western release of the game include an autorun feature and improvements to the targeting system. The extra online missions that have been released since the Japanese launch — roughly two a month — will also be on the disc. Level-5 is also adding a system that was key to their Dark Cloud series, Georama, which will allow you to create your own town during the online portion of the game. Exactly how it’ll work or how it will affect gameplay is unclear.
Level-5 is looking in to getting Japanese voices into the western version of the game for Japanophiles, and is still “working on” voice chat, but White Knight chronicles will definitely support cross-region play for the US and Europe when it launches.
Info taken from Joystiq. I’m too mad right now to insert my own comments beside..WTF!?! 2010!
Developers Level 5 have set the release date for the Japanese version of White Knight Chronicles to 12/25. No word on when the western release will follow. For those that haven’t been following, this game is being published by Sony and developed by Level 5 which have a strong reputation for developing some of the best Japanese RPGs in recent years.
One other interesting quote from the interview (full translation here):
Aki: That’s why we have added in a lot of elements where the players will be enjoying. WKC is an Epic RPG title,but we have added in some element from the recent game, therefore it will become a very interesting game packed with MAJOR interesting game features.
Q: So there conclusion is, the game is not just about sitting back to see the story, there’s another face behind the game ,with a different play style? Is this right?
Aki: that’s right, WKC has Interesting elements that are not found in the current RPGs, we are unable to reveal it now, but this is not a game where you could just put yourself into adventure ,it is way more than that.
This sounds like much more than a tech upgrade or a yearly sequel; This sounds like a highly ambitious effort with some big ideas from a top tier developer. I can’t wait to give this a shot.
(thanks to mcloki in the shoutbox )