Keep Your White Knight Chronicles Clear Data, Or Else...
By now, RPG fans know about Level-5's ambition to include the original White Knight Chronicles with the upcoming sequel. They should also know that what they've done in WKC won't be lost; most all of their avatar's stats and accomplishments will make the jump, too.
But you know, there's a reason for all this. The other aspect of this deal is that if you don't have a clear save file from the first title, you'll be forced to play through the original WKC before embarking on the sequel. We were actually wondering if this might be the case when we heard the developers were overhauling the first game to look and play exactly like the follow-up story. And according to Andriasang citing a recent 4gamer interview with series director Toshiyuki Kusuda, this is a fact: you need a "clear data" (not just "save data") file on your PS3 if you want to skip the revamped WKC and start White Knight Chronicles 2. If you have that file, you will have the option of skipping ahead to the sequel or starting fresh from the beginning, which lets you keep your items and such, but also means you have to start over at Level 1. If you just want to start WKC2, regardless of the level gained by your character at the end of the first game, you will be reset to Level 35.
Oh, and there's one other thing: because the version of WKC included in the sequel is so very different than the version currently available, they will not be compatible during online play. On the flip side, social networking components are shared, so you'll still be able to view old Friends lists and Journal entries.
Related Game(s): White Knight Chronicles 2
6/11/2010 10:29:22 AM Ben Dutka