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Famitsu News: - White Knight Story to launch on 25 th December 2008 in Japan

Famitsu has revealed that White Knight story would be coming to PS3 exclusively in Japan on 25/12/2008

The much anticipated title has also been renamed as:-

"White Knight Chronicles -Heartbeat of the Ancients- / -Ancient Pulse-"

Famitsu further reveals some interesting info on the title. According to the developer Ryko WKS is:-

"-Largest/most extravagant title he's ever worked on and will more than likely remain that way.

-Alludes to being interested in producing a sequel...WKC is probably only the first chapter in an epic story

-Includes an aspect which go beyond typical RPG gameplay which is only possible on PS3, but hasn't been revealed yet "

Update:

TRANSLATED INTERVIEW OF RYKO

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Hamamura: The fact that you called us into the Level5 studio must mean that something big's stirring right?
Hino: Of course. We're finally nearing completion and decided on 12/25 as the release date, so we wanted to inform you of that.

Ha: December! That's right around the corner!
Hi: Yeah, lol

Ha: Ah..so the game development is almost done then.
Hi: Actually...not as close as you might think so we're working very hard at the moment...
Ha: LOLOLOL
Hi: We're finally seeing the light at the end of the long development tunnel, so the entire staff is doing some major final work.

Ha: I see. When I first saw WKC, I was astounded by the quality of the artwork. You know...how those humongous monsters actually move, the beauty of the artwork contrasted with some very grotesque monsters. I thought "wow!" at the initial stage, but thought it would take a considerable time to develop.
Hi: I've created a lot of RPGs to date so there were a lot of parts where I could apply my experience, but due to the fact that it was an RPG on an epic scale, compounded with tackling another huge aspect of the game, caused the development to take a very long time. This is a title that had 3 major parts to it: developing on the PS3, developing an epic RPG, and a tremendous additional piece. From a gamer standpoint, it is a very rich title, but from a developer's standpoint, it gave us a lot of headaches. This is the largest title I've ever created, even at Level 5. I've been very fortunate that I have been able to create this title with SCE.

Ha: There's a keyword that's grabbed my attention, but I'll ask about that in a bit lol. Is there any story aspects which haven't been talked about before?
Hi: The concept of transforming in a fantasy world hasn't changed. We decided to make WKC an orthodox story where the protagonist goes to rescue a kidnapped princess; where the protagonist fights evil and rescues the princess.

Ha: Orthodox, indeed. lol. A lot of the characters are also very charming aren't they.
Hi: Not necessarily charming. There are a good number of characters that have an "out there" personality and because of that, it was difficult to balance out the character settings as well as the world view. Because I've learned from working on the Dragon Quest series that character design is painfully important, I struggled a lot with character design and world views. It got to the point where I struggled so much that there was a time where I wandered aimlessly trying to deal with this. Creating the world view was also something that my staff put a tremendous amount of time and effort into out of necessity. Also, as a game, I felt it was important to include situations where some tense situations could be relieved in a fun manner so we've included a good amount of that. To the point where it was sometimes difficult to incorporate such events.

Ha: I can hear your suffering lol.
Hi: The story is so immense that every aspect of the game took a lot of time to develop. Because of that, though, this game has an immenseness that I feel will be difficult to recreate in future titles, nor will that opportunity rear it's head for atleast a very very long time.

Ha: So the official title has been decided.
Hi: Yes, WKC -Ancient Pulse-

Ha: What does the subtitle mean?
Hi: WKC is, in fact, a very sorrowful story, but the event that started the chain reaction of events occured ages ago. The event that occured ages ago affects the present day time that the protagonist and friends live in. The title essentially has the meaning that the event of the past is reawakening in present time. How should I put this; from the title, I tried to portray that this is only the beginning, that this is the f

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cahill3595d ago

RIP x360 (2005- dec, 2008)

The biggest RPG of this gen

Tear away the competition

:)

-_-3595d ago

[[Rest in peace xbox 360]]

cemelc3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Damn it i miss the funeral, someone pass me the videos of the 360 RRODing for the last time

R.I.P 360, beloven oven, paperweight you shall not be missed.

AngryXbot3595d ago

And so it begins...

Btw I have also stated that WKC will come in December a while ago, all the fking xbots rated me down.

Hahaha today is ownage day.

Freezingduck3595d ago

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

And my comments?

RIP XBOX360 :)

I cannot wait for this game; it looks very promising.

TANOD3595d ago

X360

2005-DECEMBER,2008

GametimeUK3595d ago

360 gets fail RPG's like blue dragon
we wait a bit longer and get EPIC JRPGS
POOR BOTS PLAYING CRAPPY RPG GAMES

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InfiniteUnfloppery3595d ago (Edited 3595d ago )

Time to Laugh at Xbots,*Ahem*:

cahill3595d ago

WKS is the biggest RPG of this gen

silverchode3595d ago

i still think ff13/vs will be bigger than wks but i still think wks will sell a lot in japan but not as mucha s ff13/vs

AngryXbot3595d ago

Flopple dies.

Crap60 owners actually think they stand a chance at all?

Shane Kim3595d ago

I think WKC will be better than FF13. Squeel Enix seems to have lost its passion on making good RPG's.

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InfiniteUnfloppery3595d ago

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cahill3595d ago

It is over for x360 in console war in both JAPAN and EUROPE

NEXT GEN starts with LBP/RESISTANCE 2/MOTORSTORM 2 and WKS

sonarus3595d ago

What did sonarus say...first true next gen RPG right now

Jamie Foxx3595d ago

but japan gets the present,typical......lol

facepalm3595d ago

^-^ He should have said...

"Ho ho ho... Merry Christmas PS3 fans of Japan!!"

Final_Rpg3595d ago

This game is going to blow some doors down... At least I hope.

arika3595d ago

white knight chronicles - ancient pulse, final fantasy 13 and 13 versus are the rpg games that's going to make xbox extinct and give nintendo wii a run for their money in japan and soon all over the world. believe it!

n4gzz3595d ago

what about us that live in north america ?? We didn't get afrika, not sure where ff13 is and now this !!!
I want this game so bad. Its up there with killzone 2.

gaffyh3595d ago

Level 5 has been described as the new Squaresoft, and I really liked Jeanne D'Arc from them, so I've been hyped for this game for a long time.

Can't wait

Jecht3595d ago

That statement is filled with so much truth and win, it deserves its own dictionary definition.

RememberThe3573595d ago

Can't wait for it. The first true next gen JRPG.

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Chris Hansen3595d ago

Did someone mention Last Remnant? What's that?

pwnsause3595d ago

some crap square enix made in order to make money over quality. in all seriousness though, i hope WKC sells a ton over there, thats what i call Quality, just looking at the gameplay, it has sold me for this game. its awesome that Level-5 is also thinking of making a trilogy out of this.

TOO PAWNED3595d ago

I dont like sound of this:
"Hi: The story is so immense that every aspect of the game took a lot of time to develop. Because of that, though, this game has an immenseness that I feel will be difficult to recreate in future titles, nor will that opportunity rear it's head for atleast a very very long time. "

What is he trying to say?

TheExecutive3595d ago

I think he's just hyping up the title.

Saigon3595d ago

I think what he is trying to say that because of the level they made this game, it will hurt the sequels meaning that people will expect more from each installation of the series. Think of it like this, DMC was a great game and when DMC2 was released, people expectations were so high for the game it failed. Though it was a good game, it could not live up to the original.

TANOD3595d ago

THATS A CRAP FROM TRI ACE

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