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Tokyo Game Show, Tokyo - October 10th 2008: A young man, protecting a princess, comes to possess an incredible ancient artefact that can transform him into the White Knight, an all-powerful, seven-metres-tall warrior from ancient times. This is the setting for the eagerly-awaited White Knight Chronicles™, the forthcoming flagship role-playing title for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) that takes players on an epic quest in a huge, lavishly-designed medieval world, and also allows them to team up in bands of four to quest online via PlayStation®Network. An enormous role-playing adventure developed by acclaimed RPG developer LEVEL 5 and published by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, White Knight Chronicles will be previewed at the PlayStation stand at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, with its online features showcased prominently.
The story of White Knight Chronicles begins in the kingdom of Balandor, where a princess’s coming-of-age banquet is raided by an evil Corporation called “Wizard”. A boy called Leonard grabs the princess’s hand and leads her to safety in the castle cellars, where he finds a strange suit of armour that transforms him into the White Knight – an ancient warrior with the strength to defeat the Wizard corporation forces. Leonard’s transformation into a mighty hero, the White Knight, is the beginning of a life-changing fantasy experience, fighting against the fiercest enemies.
Alongside the huge single player quest, adventurers will be able to meet in online lobbies to team up for their quests through the wide world of White Knight Chronicles. Players will find friendship and team spirit in abundance as they journey through a land of awe-inspiring mountains, a lofty castle, a cavernous mine and a towering mobile city built on the back of a gargantuan creature. They’ll hone their combat skills and strategy against foe after foe in gripping melee battles with enemies large and small – and they’ll join a globe-spanning community of brothers (and sisters)-in-arms with a shared taste for adventure.
Don’t miss your chance to see White Knight Chronicles in action at this year’s Tokyo Game Show.
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