Valkyria Chronicles 3 Marching To Japanese PSPs In January

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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.
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#1  Edited By mattbodega

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.
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#2  Edited By Blueman

nice 
 
EDIT: BOOM.
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#3  Edited By DrinkBourbon

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

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#4  Edited By Goldanas

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.

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#5  Edited By Laharl

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

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#6  Edited By DriveupLife

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

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#7  Edited By Krakn3Dfx

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

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#8  Edited By eroticfishcake

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.

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#9  Edited By Vorbis

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.

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#10  Edited By Milkman

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

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#11  Edited By Chris2KLee

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.

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#12  Edited By orgunuk

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

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#13  Edited By chililili

I WANT MY PS3 VERSION

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#14  Edited By boring_prophet

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

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#15  Edited By numberThirtyOne

Nooooooooooooo!

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#16  Edited By chaser324  Moderator

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  Edited By jeffk38uk

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.

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#18  Edited By ZeroCast

Next up, some kind of VC game on the DS...or 3DS.
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#19  Edited By SomethingClever

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.  

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#20  Edited By asurastrike

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

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#21  Edited By lukos

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. 

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#22  Edited By Ace829

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

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#23  Edited By rargy

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

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#24  Edited By DarkbeatDK

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.

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#25  Edited By MeierTheRed

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?

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#26  Edited By hyperfludd

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

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#27  Edited By MisterMouse

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

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#28  Edited By wadtomaton

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.      

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#29  Edited By nexas

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.

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#30  Edited By Krystal_Sackful

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

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#31  Edited By lead_farmer

sweet. good thing i have a psp.

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#32  Edited By Gatz

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.

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#33  Edited By bigchief

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

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#34  Edited By AuthenticM

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

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#35  Edited By Diamond

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...

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#36  Edited By GearDraxon

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

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#37  Edited By StealthRaptor
@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.
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#38  Edited By Zafmg

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.

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#39  Edited By Donos

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.

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#40  Edited By LiquidPrince

They are knocking 'em out aren't they?

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#41  Edited By Brendan

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

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#42  Edited By CrescendOtaku

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

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#43  Edited By Faint

change that p to a 3 and im there.

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#44  Edited By nweasel

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. :/

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#45  Edited By Turambar
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.

 
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#46  Edited By vigorousjammer

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.

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#47  Edited By GrocersPride
@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.
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#48  Edited By Vitius

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

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#49  Edited By Orestes

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 ?

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#50  Edited By TobyD81

Dammit, how about a new PS3 game?!

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