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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.

Tags: white knight chronicles, wkc, psp, ps3

6/30/2010 10:27:34 AM Ben Dutka

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 10:41:06 AM

Nice, I've been getting a lot of mileage out of my PSP as of late.

I will be adding this to my collection once available.

I was thinking about buying a PSP-3000 but rumor has it, Sony is going to release a PSP-4000 before the year is out. Anyone know how credible this is? Apparently some Japanese retailers are listing it now.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 10:46:06 AM

Oh yes! This is terrific news! Whether we like it or not, Japan is a major market for the PSP. Personally I love it, I use my PSP all the time. It's become a major powerhouse for JRPGs in this generation. Bringing White Knight to the PSP is awesome, and it makes use of the player's avatar. Even better.

This is most definitely a D1P.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 12:21:47 PM

Damn, I need to catch up on gaming on my psp slim. All i have for my psp is God of War Chains of Olympus, All the GTA that were on the psp, The Sims 2 along with the sims 2 Castaway and Pets and I almost forgot about MGS: Peacewalker and i have yet to buy

-Grand Turismo psp
- Little Big Planet psp
And a few others. so many games so little time :(

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 1:19:45 PM

This is awesome news. I can't wait to play white knight 2 and knowing that even more white knight games are coming out for my sony products is just music to my ears.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 3:24:23 PM

I really hope they can bring WKC2 stateside a lot faster than last time. While I don't have a problem with a PSP iteration I hope that doesn't mean the series will never return to PS3.

It's a good thing the WKC save data isn't locked or I would be forced to play the first game again in order to get to the new stuff.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 11:22:12 PM

agreed at most we should only wait like a month after it releases in Japan, even that will make me nuts. I want my white knight 2 please.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 5:53:45 PM

I never thought they'd bring WKC to the PSP, I look forwards to it =D

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 @ 8:59:13 PM

This is really exciting! I read something on IGN about the same news, and it looks like the PSP iteration maybe developed by another studio and not Level-5. They are only credited for the original idea, while SCEJ is listed as the producer. If that is true, I wonder who is making the game. If it's not Level-5, could it be Japan Studio?

It's possible that they are taking WKC to another direction as the original story ends with WKC2. The PSP game looks like it'll feature a new cast and new story. Anyway, I do hope that the game would be great. PSP is great for traditional RPGs, and this would be a very welcome addition.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010 @ 12:15:52 AM

Yes, yet another reason to love and have a psp, level 5 have already proved their salt on the psp aswell.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010 @ 3:35:07 AM

nice to see the PSP getting a new RPG.
with that said though why does almost every PSP exclusive have to be a remake of a ps3 exclusive?

come on sony if you want to compete with the iphone 4 and nintendo 3DS than your going to have to do a sh*t load better than that!
who is going to pay 300 AUD for a system + 100 bucks for a game they already probably played on the ps3?
the PSP exclusives lineup is so abysmal its starting to make the 360s lineup look amazing!

what do the psp and 360 have in common?
1 serious piracy issues.
2 very few games worth owning them for!

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Thursday, July 01, 2010 @ 4:05:31 AM

Not trying to rain on your parade, but the remakes you are talking about are actually NOT remakes per se.

God of War: Chains of Olympus and the upcoming Ghost of Sparta are games you won't get on the PS3. This game is not the same White Knight Chronicles game on the PS3. You can also count the next iteration of Valkyria Chronicle on that list, and I am sure that there are others out there that I don't need to mention anymore.

And lastly, there are lots of PSP games that are worth owning the system for. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is one of the best examples of that. The Patapon series have given me tons of playing time on the PSP as well. I'd rather play those games as opposed to most of the games that are out for the iPhone.

And yes, those are just the games. I also would rather watch videos on my PSP's large screen than on my mobile phone's 3-incher. The PSP is not as terrible as some people are making it out to be.

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Saturday, July 03, 2010 @ 9:12:07 AM

mhm maybe thats why i said almost every PSP exclusive?
how about reading the whole post next time instead of reading the first 2 words.
the very few amount of games that are not remakes of ps3 exclusives are sequels to once ps3 exclusives.
MGS peace walker for example.
almost every single game on PSP i can have the exact same experience on my ps3.
why would i spend 300 AUD on a psp to have the same experience i could have on my ps3?

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