We haven't heard much from White Knight Chronicles since the Japanese version came out last Christmas, but with E3 just a month away, Level 5 Games is gonna brew some major hype before launching the PS3 exclusive on Western shores. Jeff Rubenstein managed to get a few words with White Knight Chronicle's US Producer Tsubasa Inaba and talked about how things are gonna be different for the North American release.
With the amount of text and voice-overs in White Knight Chronicles, it has really taken the devs a lot of time to localize the game. While the others translate, the others go find tweaks and minor improvements here and there that eventually add up to a significant amount. Inaba also confirms - they're hard at work at implementing voice chat for online play, due to the demand for the feature.
There's also gonna be co-op, not for the main story mode, but in a number of online multiplayer quests that Level 5 has prepared. There's also gonna be a lot of weapons, like over 200, combining two of which will result in a more powerful weapon - a Level 5 specialty carried on.
They covered so much stuff in that interview, and with about 15 other interviews prior to that one, no wonder poor Inaba looks so harassed. As for the other details, I'll just let Inaba tell it to us straight up. As for a release date, they can't give an estimate yet since the localization is still taking a lot of time.
Back on the Japanese end: