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White Knight Chronicles Lands US Release Date

Back in 2006, we heard about this awesome RPG coming to the PlayStation 3 called "White Knight Story." Since that time, it has gone through a name change and a lengthy development process over at Level 5, and unfortunately for North American gamers, it has been available in Japan for some time.

But our day is a-comin'. As announced over at the PlayStation Blog, the International Edition of White Knight Chronicles will launch in the US on February 2, 2010. Not only will we get the fully localized game, but this edition also boasts 50 disc-based online quests (to be completed solo or multiplayer) plus the hint of much more come launch, voice chat, Live Talk (Leonard and his party will have little side discussions during the game), and the Georama, which is where you build an online village for your character and can then invite friends to participate in quests online. So there you go, role-playing fans: WKC finally has a confirmed North American release date and thankfully, it gives you more than a full month before Final Fantasy XIII hits on March 9. You can get your fill of Chronicles in five weeks, can't you? This is one game we've been waiting on for a very long time and we're just thankful it doesn't have to butt heads with FFXIII; Level 5 deserves a more open playing field to appeal to the widest possible assortment of RPG followers.

So anyway, we figure this will come as good news to our readers. I know for a fact that a great many of you have been waiting with bated breath for WKC.

Related Game(s): White Knight Chronicles

12/4/2009 8:47:45 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (60 posts)

Orvisman
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 9:28:59 PM
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My birthday. Cool.

Plus with Star Ocean The Last Hope International coming on Feb. 24 it is a good couple of months for RPG fans.

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Highlander
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:34:06 PM

2010 will be the year of the RPG on the PS3. Lots of big releases coming.

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coverton341
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:39:08 PM

Three days before mine...weird how there are a bunch of Aquarius' here...colour me frightened for the sanity of the rest of the patrons here

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:50:43 PM

It gets released 7 days befor my birthday have to agree with u coverton

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:07:18 AM

jeesh... as soon as i see my bday as the release date, i think i might be the 1st to say it... i look, and there's already like 7 people who must have had the same thought...

rofl can't wait! my, erm i mean, OUR b day's gonna rock!

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mexgeo86
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 9:54:37 PM
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Great news. It has made my day!

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BikerSaint
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 9:56:46 PM

WOW!!!!!! How cool is that...,
it's releasing only 276 days before my birthday too.

So "Happy birthday" to all of us!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:12:02 PM
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Oh man finally, but NO NO I can't be beating a game with over a hundred hours of things in just Five weeks. I'm gonna be soooo screwed when FFXIII hits. But ya know, in that good way.

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Lotusflow3r
Sunday, December 06, 2009 @ 7:01:34 AM

Watch it now, you might disturb the homophobes.

You been marked down, tut, tut.

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Lotusflow3r
Sunday, December 06, 2009 @ 9:35:21 AM

oops, that was supposed to be a reply to Jawknee

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:12:33 PM
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WKC > FFXIII

On design alonne

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King James
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:46:45 PM

I respectfully disagree.

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Jawknee
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:16:45 PM

Me too.

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godsman
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:22:53 AM

I'll have to say we wait till both releases until we make the judgement

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SnipeySnake
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:33:33 AM

I disagree, they might have shown some CG cutscenes but the actual in-game graphics are way under ffxiii.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:50:35 AM

What does design have to do with "waiting for the game to be released?"

I sure hope ya'll know what "design" means

It also doesn't mean "graphics."

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Alienange
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:52:35 AM

Oh Scarecrow ... you're so silly.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 1:06:06 AM

And you are...a troll

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Juanalf
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 1:09:30 AM

Desert Bus > WKC & FFXIII

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Jawknee
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 3:46:34 AM

WKC looks cool..like anime cool. I'll still play it and probably like it. But....it's no Final Fantasy.

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 6:01:59 AM

Scarecrow, exactly!

I'm with ya, FF13 is not doing it for me and looks wayyy too commercial for me. WKC stays true to RPG roots that we have lacked that this entire gen almost.

I've seen some extraordinary videos of WKC on Youtube that give me that CLASSIC RPG feel, the music, the feel, the charm, the battling, the imagery, art design, locations...it looks like RPG perfected!

FF13? Not one video yet does it for me...unfortunately.

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Jawknee
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 2:40:20 PM

What if Square introduced Prince as a playable character?

;)

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 3:25:40 PM

Wow. I never mention Prince here and yet people always do. Maybe y'all need my avatar instead? You seem to be more obsessed then me.

;)

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Jawknee
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 5:37:25 PM

It's his eye. Such a purty man.

;)

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piratedrunk
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:18:19 PM
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Stoked for this I think I can get it through my system in 5 weeks, play FFXIII and come back to WKC if I feel the need for some multiplayer

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Deleted User
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:20:29 PM
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been waiting for this game for so long! can't wait to play.

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frostface
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:24:52 PM
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When's the European release date? Up to last week I didn't have one RPG in my collection and wasn't sure I was ever gonna find one I enjoyed. Now I'm hooked on DA:O and need another RPG fix.
So many titles lined up next year, bring it on!!!

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King James
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:46:22 PM
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I thought the holiday was over? LOL...I'll add this one to my list. I don't think I'm suppose to be broke in Feb-Mar, right? I can't finish these games quick enough. They're releasing so close to each other. *sigh* I'm getting a Gamefly acct, tomorrow.

I just thought about it...this means I probably won't even get a chance to play Star Ocean. I'll be trying to beat WKC on Feb 24th.

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therabbitkinge
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 10:49:51 PM
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Now that is very good news here's hoping its still fresh when it gets here especially with all the new additions ^_^

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Scarecrow
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:14:59 PM

Same, haven't finished UC2, I like taking my time with masterpieces

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:16:10 PM
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Maybe if I go back to the way I used to play, like 5-6 hours at a time I can finish WKC in time. It's tough though with stuff u gotta do. I'm lucky to get in 2 hours a day if that.

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LowKey
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:23:50 PM
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FINALLY!. So stoked, good news.. Yes good.. very good indeed.

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Tristan
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:37:53 PM
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2010 is going to be an RPG Year. Woohoo!!!

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Kr3sn1k
Friday, December 04, 2009 @ 11:51:38 PM
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Im definitly getting this for my birthday..

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:11:18 AM

me too... groundhog day FTW!

(um just asking, but how many countries on this blue and green miracle rock celebrate ground hog day??)

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___________
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:29:37 AM
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same day as bioshock.
bad move.

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Gregory Freeman
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:32:24 AM

you never have an optimistic mood, do you?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:37:16 AM

Bioshock=pass until cheap.

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King James
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 2:34:51 AM

Bioshock and WKC don't compete with the same target market.

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Jawknee
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 4:14:23 AM

Bioshock=Unreal=probably never buy.

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Alienange
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:59:55 AM
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Looking forward to reading some reviews on this one. I'm almost positive that I'm getting this one, but only a month before FFXIII? I think that's going to be hard on Level 5.

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King James
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 2:36:06 AM

It was either that or release it in January. But SCE is releasing MAG in January.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 2:06:44 PM

Should have done it in Jan since MAG isn't an RPG.

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just2skillf00l
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 3:16:39 AM
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Release date sounds good to me. I had too many problems with the first Bioshock anyway. There were glitches everywhere, I couldn't keep playing it. I liked the game but man focus on the touch-ups.

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Jawknee
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 4:15:14 AM

Two words

Unreal Engine.

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I_defenestrate
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 5:22:15 AM

Two words

I agree.

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Banky A
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 5:42:14 AM
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Man been waiting for a this Level 5 game for ages. I want it but don't know if I'll have the spare change.
WKC!


*Oh and here's a hint at Dark Cloud 3. I saw one of the staff reply to a user comment:

"Georama? Wait, WHAT!? Is this game like Dark Cloud!? Oh, please say it is! I’ve been waiting for a new Dark Cloud game since I beat the second one… like ten times!"

Cristian Cardona replied on December 4, 2009 at 11:15 am
You’ll be seeing some stuff real soon on that and I think you’ll be pretty happy about it =)


- flippin sweeeeet yeah!

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 5:55:32 AM

OMFG!!!!

I have literally thrown up in excitement!!!

If this is true, THIS will be my most wanted ever on PS3!

However, i'm not gonna get too excited because he could of meant that we will see more of the georama for WKC soon.

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 9:27:51 AM

And the developer just confirmed that he meant the latter :(

Ah well, WKC is coming and im sure Dark Cloud 3 will come eventually...along with Rogue Galaxy 2!

:P

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Banky A
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 3:39:22 PM

Ah okay

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 5:53:49 AM
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This is my most wanted RPG. It has much more appealing stuff to me than any other so far, including FF.

Level 5 get it right because they always stay true to the old school. No other is really doing that and get carried away with current, terrible fads.

This is much more innovative than FF too, the online georama alone is testimonial to that!

Anyway, just need a Europe release, which i'm predicting within days of the US one, and im FINALY content and can peacefully wait for PS3's best RPG so far.

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Mista
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 10:23:24 AM
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Another Feb Birthday here, the 14th for me. Guess Mag and Star Ocean just got put on hold for me. With WKC, FFXIII, GoW3, Bio Shock 2, and Dantes Inferno, me and my wallet are gonna be in for it. And the original Bio Shock was awesome, period. I still need to get AC 2, Dragon Age, and Ratchet n Clank ACiT. Bad thing is there are about 3-4 games I know I'm probably forgetting to mention, lol. Oh Playstation how much I love thee.

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oldmike
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:53:08 PM
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i dont know way to many games in Q1
i already have been trying to cut down
i started with 10 now i am down to
for PS3
Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer
Final Fantasy XIII
God of War III

and PC
Star Trek Online
Mass Effect 2

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oldmike
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 12:56:38 PM

PS what REALY makes me mad is
why were so many games pushed back
theres only ONE game on my Xmass list
not every one is into FPS

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 2:09:26 PM

Its kinda of funny, every game decided to avoid the holiday competition so much so that there are no games in it anymore.

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NetheRealm
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 1:20:50 PM
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DS rental goes back next week finally got 712. Taking my time on DA & WKC after that not gonna rush thru anything, if I don't get to FF13 til summer oh well. Just good to finally have a decent rpg list going that started with Oblivion & Disgaea3 & by the time I'm done with FF13 hopefully I can get FO3GOTY for cheap & finally do the DLC extras, unless more new RPG's are out by then Mass Effect2? Dante's Inferno? & hopefully they will just keep coming.

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BigBoss4ever
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 4:24:30 PM
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Demon's Souls, WKC, FF13, Resonance of Fate, FF14, FFv13, JRPGs are finally flourishing on PS3... I am delighted.

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Lotusflow3r
Saturday, December 05, 2009 @ 5:34:32 PM

3d dot game heroes, star ocean, tales of vesperia, the last rebellion, trinity universe...it goes on.

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Robochic
Sunday, December 06, 2009 @ 3:45:19 PM
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Oh man, Another game to add to my ever growing list... but this is one that I wanted for so long so I'm on my way to preorder this and MAG.

If anyone wants to get me something a gcard would be nice :) LOL JK.

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smileys_007
Monday, December 07, 2009 @ 4:04:20 PM
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ahh.. This is such a good news. I'm gonna buy this game immediately once it's released

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