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White Knight Chronicles Is Level 5's "Largest Project To Date"

As we roll on into the holiday season, RPG fans are centering much of their attention on Level 5's promising project, White Knight Chronicles. Previously confirmed as having a December 25 release date - and clarified once again in big bold print at the official Japanese PlayStation site - role-playing aficionados can barely contain their excitement. And now, more developments-

The official site for the game (entirely in Japanese, of course) has been updated with a letter from Hino Akihiro, Level 5 President. Rather than break it down and tell you about it in our own words, we'll let Akihiro-san do the honors. This translation comes courtesy of a NeoGAF forum member:

"Everyone, thank you for your patience.

It's been a while, but we will be bringing you a lot of new information rapidly, so please check back frequently.

Now, this mega epic RPG is LEVEL5's largest project to date. We went through a lot of hardships to bring the game to this point, but the effort was worth it, and is something we can present with much confidence, as we bring the development to its conclusion. In this orthodox fantasy world, in addition to the satisfaction of controlling a giant character, we have a transforming hero (lol) which has allowed us to create a world where kids now and kids of yester-year can get excited about.

There is a feature that we haven't told anyone about which we are preparing. We will announce this at TGS 2008 in October so please look forward to it!"

We haven't the slightest idea what this new feature might be, but at the very least, we know we'll have more news next month at the Tokyo Game Show. And of course, all gamers in North America and Europe will be awaiting the announcement of a release date, which we all hope isn't far behind the December 25 Japanese launch. We're been starting to see new details almost every week now, and as Akihiro says in the letter, "a lot of new information" will be coming "rapidly." Well, good enough for us!

Related Game(s): White Knight Chronicles

9/19/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (31 posts)

DIsmael85
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 11:02:22 AM
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Oh man I am so excited about this I can hardly contain it. PS3's first big RPG.

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Riku994
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @ 8:06:44 AM

Oblivion was the PS3's first RPG :P lol

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LowKii
Wednesday, September 24, 2008 @ 4:00:49 AM

he said first BIG RPG Oblivion was actually Crapbox i think Folklore was ps3's first RPG but i may be wrong

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BlinkBoy
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 11:05:03 AM
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This epic RPG will soon be mine.

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Dustinwp
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 11:06:44 AM
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I think and hope it's an MMORPG feature! Level 5 is starting to get me totally amped about for this game. I just hope it's big news unlike Square-Enix's earth shattering announcement at their event.

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Aftab
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 11:19:35 AM
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What games have they done before?

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Riku994
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @ 8:07:32 AM

They made all the Dark Cloud games, and in partnership with SE, the Dragon Quest series.

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camaro300zx
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:08:39 PM
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Most notibly "Jeanne D'Arc" for PSP. Great game btw.

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Dustinwp
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:09:03 PM
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The games they have done are,Rogue Galaxy,True Fantasy Live Online,Dark Cloud series,Professor Layton.

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Geobaldi
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:12:39 PM

Crap, you beat me to it lol

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Orvisman
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 4:25:00 PM

I believe True Fantasy Live Online, for the Xbox BTW, was cancelled.

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Geobaldi
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:12:03 PM
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Actually they are more known for making the excellent Dark Cloud series as well as Dragon Quest VIII and Rogue Galaxy.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:12:44 PM
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Yes, let's not forget DQVIII, one of the best PS2 RPGs. :)

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Geobaldi
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:20:26 PM

Very much so. Shame to hear the new one is coming to the DS only. As of right now at least :(

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Dustinwp
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:19:47 PM
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Sorry, I totally spaced DQVIII.My bad,hope you can forgive my ignorance Ben.

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LightShow
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:22:08 PM
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You know what i bet this new Feature is?

Online Multiplayer

wait, how would that work?

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Ed_Wayne
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 12:31:37 PM
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This is going to be a great game. I just know it. I remember seeing gameplay back in 2006 and it wasn't too bad then. Imagine how far it's come in these 2 years.

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Mystearica
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 5:38:22 PM
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PLZ PLZ PLZ deliver >.........< Been waiting for this for a while - then poof no more news. Now a wave of new info *so excited*

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Scarecrow
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 7:31:22 PM
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God this game reminds me so much of Final Fantasy XII <3

If it's similar I'll be in love with it, put 221 hours in FFXII. Hope to do the same with White Knight Story.

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AceTatsujin
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 7:47:16 PM
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oh man i can't wait for this!!! i can't wait for this!!!! i CAN'T WAIT FDOJSADJFLKJWELKRUOI721398EVU OI J Jlkj .. lol

Scare you played FF XII? How was it man? I never played that game as much, the main character seriously sucked =( ... heh, and I hated the "if you open the chest, you get 50/50 of either gil or item, and if it is an item then its 50/50 between those two items ... " thats a nightmare ...

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Scarecrow
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @ 12:45:45 AM

I suggest you give IGN.com's review a look, they really do a great job at breaking down the game and telling you what you'll find and what to expect.

Also Gameinformer.com has a better review(more in depth and clearer).

As far as I go, I'll say this it's one of the best FFs I've played, and I've been playng FFs since FFVII.

There's really a lot of hidden plots to FFXII, not your typical FF either. If you're looking for the same hero types and the same "love endings" you're looking at the wrong game.

It's a true adventure of war, deceit, betrayal, redemption, etc.

Reminds me of FFVI

Anyway this game reminds me a lot of FFXII at the moment in terms of looks and how the story seems to be shaping up. A joining a forces if you will.

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Geobaldi
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 7:52:14 PM
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I don't think it's going to like FFXI, judging from the footage and screenshots it reminds me more of Soulblazer and Shadow of the Colossus.

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Geobaldi
Friday, September 19, 2008 @ 7:57:55 PM
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FFXII I mean. Edit button wouldn't work :(

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DcIronfist
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @ 11:15:44 AM
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I will have to give this one a try. Hopefully we will not have to wait too long for the translated version:)

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orangpelupa
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @ 11:55:26 AM
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this will be a good addition to PS3 RPG library

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Riku994
Saturday, September 20, 2008 @ 12:27:41 PM
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I'm actually really looking forward to this, I really wanted this to be available in 07 when I first got my ps3 I really wanted a good RPG.

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DIsmael85
Sunday, September 21, 2008 @ 5:25:15 AM

Oblivion isnt so much of an RPG perse. I guess I should have said PS3's first big JRPG, for those Elitist folks out there. Oblivion is multiplat, this game is not.

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Alienange
Sunday, September 21, 2008 @ 10:14:00 AM
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Insta buy for me. Well ... unless the reviews are horrific.

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Draguss
Sunday, September 21, 2008 @ 10:41:03 AM
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Haven't got a single good RPG since I bought my PS3, this better come out soon in NA too.

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LowKii
Sunday, September 21, 2008 @ 5:42:01 PM
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I think i just peed in my pants a little.

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BigBoss4ever
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 1:05:32 AM
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I need Chrono Break and ICO III (after ICO and Shadow :P ) to be made and released on PS3, the combination of the two will bring me into instant ecstasy. lol

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