Valkyria Chronicles 3 Marching To Japanese PSPs In January

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Posted by MattBodega (1903 posts) -

Hop back in your tanks, everyone. The latest issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu has announced the arrival of Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles, the next installment of Sega’s critically acclaimed shooter-RPG-strategy hybrid.
 
And while some players have been clamoring for the franchise to make its return to consoles in 1080p, Famitsu has confirmed that, to play this latest game, you won’t need more than 2p; Valkyria Chronicles 3 is a PSP-exclusive release, just like its predecessor.
 
Famitsu, as reported by Andriasang, describes how the newest installment of Valkyria Chronicles will put a greater emphasis on storytelling than the previous game, swapping out Valkyria Chronicles II’s mission-based structure for a more linear design. You’ll once again roll with a brand new squad of soldiers as you take the fight across Gallia in a story that occurs concurrently with the original Valkyria Chronicles. Sega producer Shinji Motoyama reports that additional gameplay changes will be rolled into the sequel, including more advanced special abilities and new progression systems. 
 

  "2p." What a zinger! That will nail me a corner office for sure!

Valkyria Chronicles 3 will hit Japanese store shelves and tubes on January 27 of next year, just a year after the previous game launched in Japan. The game will be playable at Sega’s booth during the Tokyo Game Show this week, so we should get more concrete gameplay details in the next few days. In the meantime, who’s willing to take a bet that we’ll see the latest incarnation of Japanese-Europe hit our local PSPs sometime next fall? I will. I’ll take that bet.
#1 Posted by MattBodega (1903 posts) -

Hop back in your tanks, everyone. The latest issue of Japanese game magazine Famitsu has announced the arrival of Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles, the next installment of Sega’s critically acclaimed shooter-RPG-strategy hybrid.
 
And while some players have been clamoring for the franchise to make its return to consoles in 1080p, Famitsu has confirmed that, to play this latest game, you won’t need more than 2p; Valkyria Chronicles 3 is a PSP-exclusive release, just like its predecessor.
 
Famitsu, as reported by Andriasang, describes how the newest installment of Valkyria Chronicles will put a greater emphasis on storytelling than the previous game, swapping out Valkyria Chronicles II’s mission-based structure for a more linear design. You’ll once again roll with a brand new squad of soldiers as you take the fight across Gallia in a story that occurs concurrently with the original Valkyria Chronicles. Sega producer Shinji Motoyama reports that additional gameplay changes will be rolled into the sequel, including more advanced special abilities and new progression systems. 
 

  "2p." What a zinger! That will nail me a corner office for sure!

Valkyria Chronicles 3 will hit Japanese store shelves and tubes on January 27 of next year, just a year after the previous game launched in Japan. The game will be playable at Sega’s booth during the Tokyo Game Show this week, so we should get more concrete gameplay details in the next few days. In the meantime, who’s willing to take a bet that we’ll see the latest incarnation of Japanese-Europe hit our local PSPs sometime next fall? I will. I’ll take that bet.
#2 Edited by Blueman (753 posts) -

nice 
 
EDIT: BOOM.
#3 Posted by DrinkBourbon (90 posts) -

I am slogging through the first one, close to controller-throwing. I should probably be thankful I don't have access to these, right?

#4 Posted by Goldanas (542 posts) -

Word is they're trying to make it a PSP exclusive series, because it actually sells on the PSP in Japan. 
 
It really is a backwards world out there.

#5 Posted by Laharl (350 posts) -

Ugh again on the psp? Guess im done caring about this series.

#6 Posted by DriveupLife (896 posts) -

FUCK YOU SEGA. God damnit, why the hell are they putting another onto the god damned PSP?

#7 Posted by Krakn3Dfx (2480 posts) -

PSP only? 
 
I'm always shocked that anyone is still wading into the PSP development waters.

#8 Posted by eroticfishcake (7780 posts) -

Hmm? It'll be nice to have it on consoles but so far VC2 is still great fun on the PSP despite some rather...strange things design wise.

#9 Edited by Vorbis (2748 posts) -

I'll take any platform aslong as they keep bringing it out, one of my favourite franchises currently.
 
Those who seem confused it's on the PSP, handheld gaming is huge in Japan, even the PSP.

#10 Posted by Milkman (16226 posts) -

I didn't even know the second one came out. I guess that makes me part of the problem.

#11 Posted by Chris2KLee (2308 posts) -

Yep, the PSP is alive and well in Japan, and the risk reward ratio is better on that system in the land of the rising sun. Production cost go way down when you don't have to worry about HD. Finally started the first game and I am loving it, minus an archaically designed stealth mission.

#12 Posted by OrgunUK (78 posts) -

That's a shame, hopefully they'll release 2 and 3 on PSN or I somehow win a PSP for free or something.

#13 Posted by chililili (1328 posts) -

I WANT MY PS3 VERSION

#14 Posted by Boring_Prophet (10 posts) -

It's a real shame, but it makes sense from a business standpoint I guess.

#15 Posted by numberThirtyOne (62 posts) -

Nooooooooooooo!

#16 Posted by Chaser324 (5961 posts) -

FYI...that 2p joke is pretty lame. I think it's more likely to land you in the mail room than in a corner office.

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#17 Posted by Jeffk38uk (710 posts) -

I'm still surrpsied that Valkyria Chronicles has become a PSP franchise now. Never played the first, but played the 2nd and it was pretty good. But it still baffles me why they decided to port it from a cionsole to a PSP franchise wise. 
 
Can't complain I suppose as it means more VC on my PSP.

#18 Posted by ZeroCast (1870 posts) -

Next up, some kind of VC game on the DS...or 3DS.
#19 Edited by SomethingClever (411 posts) -

Man, I guess I'm glad that there is more VC but I don't currently own a PSP.  I might have to start looking into trying to find one on the cheap because I loved Valkyria Chronicles and I would really like to play more of them. 
 
Also, that would have been a very different game if the Japanese WWII Europe setting was filled with actual VC.  Imagine Japanese European Viet Cong.  

#20 Posted by Asurastrike (2151 posts) -

Cool, so then I'm done with Valkyria Chronicles.

#21 Posted by Lukos (74 posts) -

I'm sad that it's not coming to PS3, Sega is forcing me to buy a PSP. I loved the first game, but it wasn't a success on the PS3. Lets just hope this franchise keeps going and that some day it returns to the PS3. 

#22 Posted by Ace829 (2083 posts) -

Sega is still fucking up? Well at least it's more VC.

#23 Posted by rargy (434 posts) -

There goes any hope for a trophy patch for the first game..

#24 Posted by DarkbeatDK (1190 posts) -

I know that you Giant Bomb guys ain't so keen on Japanese games, but give VC2 a go... It's really, really good! I'd love to see a Quick Look of it.

#25 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

I don't quite understand why this isn't released for the PS3, where the sales too low on the first one that a full console release was deemed too expensive to make?

#26 Posted by Hyperfludd (369 posts) -

Again on the PSP? Looks like I'll sadly never revisit the Valkyria Chronicles series again.

#27 Posted by MisterMouse (3531 posts) -

wonder why they dont want to put it on the PS3?

#28 Posted by demonknightinuyasha (451 posts) -

this isn't surprising at all.  2 probably sold better in japan in a week than 1 did overall. 
 
Personally I'm fine with it on the psp, it still looks good and as far as I could tell from the demo of 2 plays fine. since i have the output cables, if i could just support for a more comfy controller I'd be more willing to play these on the psp.      

#29 Posted by Nexas (623 posts) -

Can't say this is surprising. If a game sells like shit on a platform, but sells gangbusters on another platform that is cheaper to develop for, then of course sequels are going to be on the cheaper platform.

#30 Posted by Krystal_Sackful (808 posts) -

PSP? Damn. Looks like I'll never play it then.

#31 Posted by lead_farmer (1038 posts) -

sweet. good thing i have a psp.

#32 Posted by Gatz (11 posts) -

I'm playing through the first game now and loving it so far.  Glad to see they made it to a third installment considering VC1's poor sales.

#33 Posted by BigChief (503 posts) -

Oh come on, when will I get my PS3 Valkyria Chronicles?

#34 Posted by AuthenticM (3672 posts) -

I'll take any form of Valkyria Chronicles. That said, 4 should definitely be on PS3.

#35 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -

Very disappointed that it's not on PS3.  I have a PSP but I have zero desire to play anything on it.  Maybe PS3 should get native PSP support...

#36 Posted by johnLongview (131 posts) -

PSP only? 
 "You maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!  "

#37 Posted by StealthRaptor (525 posts) -
@Diamond said:
" Very disappointed that it's not on PS3.  I have a PSP but I have zero desire to play anything on it.  Maybe PS3 should get native PSP support... "
Agreed.
#38 Posted by Zafmg (324 posts) -

Makes sense. VC2 is definitely already one of the best games in the PSP library (not saying much, I know). Plays very well and the slice-of-life ambiance / murdering people disconnect of the narrative is alive and healthy.
 
Sucks that we'll have to wait longer for a HD console Valkyria game, but on the other hand... at least we're getting more! I'm happy to see the franchise survive and potentially even prosper now.

#39 Edited by Donos (1193 posts) -

I bought a PS3 for the first Valkyria Chronicles. If they're not going to bother making sequels for it, then I guess it's time to sell.

#40 Posted by LiquidPrince (15606 posts) -

They are knocking 'em out aren't they?

#41 Edited by Brendan (7511 posts) -

 
Hey look!  It's one of the few good games Sega is involved with!

#42 Posted by CrescendOtaku (53 posts) -

No more RPGs on my handheld! A man can only sit on the can for so long

#43 Posted by Faint (833 posts) -

change that p to a 3 and im there.

#44 Posted by nweasel (24 posts) -

I am admittedly sad about this. I LOVED Valkyria Chronicles on the PlayStation 3. And now, I may never play another one again, because I won't be getting a PlayStation Portable for this or anything for any reason. :/

#45 Posted by Turambar (6484 posts) -
For those wanting another PS3 VC game, I got some bad news.  As seen in the latest Famitsu,

Why is it on the PSP?

There are 3 titles in the series and 2 are on the PSP. We wanted to mature the series whilst incorporating new elements. Of course, we realise there are users who want it on the PS3. But it has been over 2 years since the original, and we can’t just tweak the game a bit for the PS3 – we think new ideas are required. But we couldn’t call a game like that part of the same series.

 
#46 Posted by Vigorousjammer (2385 posts) -

okay, Valkyria Chronicles is good... but I'd rather see it on the ps3...
 
and I'd MUCH RATHER see these guys put out a Skies of Arcadia 2...
of course, we all know that'll never happen.

#47 Posted by GrocersPride (14 posts) -
@DriveupLife:  It's like you read my mind when I first read this story.
 
I enjoyed the Demo of the PSP version, but Jesus man, I bought a nice ass TV to play console games. When I commute, I'm driving for an hour to and from work so I can't play a portable system then. And when I'm at home I have the aforementioned TV that I want to play VC on, not the PSP.
 
I loved the first game and enjoyed every minute of it. I'm still not sure if I'll even buy the second game because I don't want to play long games on the PSP. I love Jeanne D'arc, but I know I won't ever finish it becuase I just don't want to play my PSP for more than 10 minutes at a time. Which is also the only reason why I will never buy Peace Wlaker.
 
I'm hoping that Sega uses revenue from the two VC installments on the PSP to take a chance on another PS3 version of the game. I'm certain the second proper console version will be a much greater success than the first.
#48 Posted by Vitius (18 posts) -

I really wish they would make a PS3 version. This dissapoints me.

#49 Posted by Orestes (39 posts) -

NOOOOO ! 
Come on, man ! 
 
Who owns the PSP ?? I cannot see how you get more sales from makeing this for the PSP and not PS3 ?

#50 Posted by TobyD81 (1227 posts) -

Dammit, how about a new PS3 game?!

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