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White Knight Chronicles Launches In Japan On December 25

The lack of next-gen RPGs, especially on the PlayStation 3, has disturbed many a long-time fan of the genre. While we all understand it's typically the last category of games to really get rolling in a new generation, the situation is still most reminiscent of a stark, barren, desert wasteland.

But role-playing aficionados cling to a few big titles that loom on the horizon, and for PS3 owners, none is bigger right now than White Knight Chronicles. Certainly expected to be released long before Final Fantasy XIII or Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Level 5's promising RPG has hit news headlines recently for one simple reason: it seems we're getting closer to the release date. And now, several sources, including Kotaku and Magic Box, are reporting that Famitsu has revealed the official Japanese launch date for White Knight Chronicles: December 25, 2008. Obviously, as soon as this happened, everyone scrambled to get a date for North America and Europe, but both Level 5 and Sony are staying quiet on the issue. SCEE told Strategy Informer they have "no information" on a UK date, and SCEA hasn't released any public statements (as far as we can see), either.

However, if the December 25 date for Japan is true, this still sparks plenty of conversation: how much longer before it finds its way to other regions? Will White Knight Chronicles release within a few weeks of that day, or a few months? We are hoping Level 5 answers these questions in due time, but for now, let's just be happy that all signs are pointing towards the completion of this next-gen RPG.

Related Game(s): White Knight Story

9/17/2008 Ben Dutka

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 10:39:07 AM
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Cool!!!!!!!! Can't wait. I'm importing this.

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Wazomba
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 10:41:28 AM
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Im sceptial about this release date in japan, are games really released on christmas day? If it true its great news, i hope its released within a few weeks of that date in Europe and america if its true, ive got really high hopes for this RPG coz it looks really awesome and should be a classic.

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Orvisman
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 11:37:57 AM

Yes. Games are regularly released on Dec. 25 in Japan. Christmas in Japan is not the big religious holiday it is in the West.

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Daedusian
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 11:17:51 AM
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Ok lets hope Q1 '09 at the latest lol!

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Dustinwp
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 12:29:20 PM
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I am so excited for this title the only thing I can say is HELL YA!!!!!

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 1:11:57 PM
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Please Please Please be an amazing RPG. I need one.

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AnonymousPoster
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 4:11:34 PM

Level-5 hasn't let us down yet. There's no reason to think they will now.

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vampko
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 4:21:00 PM
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This...is THE game I have been waiting for!!!

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LightShow
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 5:01:43 PM
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evil, i concur

HELL YA!

finally, an RPG worth buying! coming withing 6 months!!!

I AM SO STOKED!!!

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 6:13:47 PM
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This is when learning Japanese really pays off!
I'll be getting this

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 8:00:45 PM
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Must. Have. Replacement. For backstabbing Final Fantasy people...

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cegmp
Wednesday, September 17, 2008 @ 9:19:37 PM
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I might be importing this!

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 18, 2008 @ 1:23:04 AM

Makes one hell of a winter/Christmas present...

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