White Knight Chronicles PSP-Bound
With White Knight Chronicles 2 hitting Japan in July, it's not surprising to see the game dominate the latest Famitsu issue.
However, what might surprise you is the revelation that an entirely new entry in the series is set to go portable on the PSP. Right now, it has a "placeholder name of 'Shirokishi Monogatari: New Project,'" which is basically Japanese for "White Knight Chronicles." Handheld owners will also see a bit of a change in terms of story and - perhaps - gameplay, likely due to the inherent limitations of the PSP. Here's a quick explanation from the translated article via Andriasang:
"Leonard's story approaches a conclusion in White Knight Chronicles 2. This signals the end to the 10,000 year war between light and dark, known as the Dogma War. The PlayStation 3 White Knight Chronicles comes to a conclusion here. However, a completely new White Knight Chronicles starts.
White Knight Chronicles New Project. A story of your avatar and new allies, told on the PlayStation Portable, is set to start in 2011."
Then it hints at "major changes" and reads, "and then, to a new world." Level-5 is obviously satisfied with the success of WKC, especially in Japan, so perhaps this isn't surprising. However, considering the size of such an RPG, it must be an interesting endeavor to transfer it to the PSP. Either way, it's good to see gamers on the go getting their RPG love from a quality developer. These guys know what they're doing.
6/30/2010 10:27:34 AM Ben Dutka