Confirmed: White Knight Chronicles Headed To North America
We all figured it would happen, but it's never a good idea to assume anything without official confirmation. And now we have it.
Thanks to a recent interview with GameTrailers, CEO and president of Level 5, Akihiro Hino, has revealed that White Knight Chronicles will indeed arrive in North America at some point. Unfortunately, he didn't reveal an estimated launch window, but it's just good to know it's definitely coming. On the subject of cross-region online play for WKC - will NA gamers be able to play with Japanese gamers? - Hino would neither confirm or deny that option, but simply said they "haven't decided" what to do yet. This leads everyone to believe that if it's possible, Level 5 will work to make it happen; it's a feature that could really boost WKC's appeal here in the U.S. On the other hand, if word of Famitsu's relatively low review score continues to spread, Level 5 may have to do some serious promoting to get the game to sell 'round these parts. This is a title that sold very well in Japan, but considering the Eastern tastes, we have the feeling it would've sold plenty of copies even if it had scored poorly. North American gamers, who don't typically flock to JRPGs, may need to see some great critic feedback before taking the $60 chance...
But anyway, White Knight Chronicles is coming, and we're happy with that information for now. Next up: the rumored release date articles, which we imagine are just around the corner.
Related Game(s): White Knight Chronicles
1/7/2009 Ben Dutka