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Valkyria Chronicles Drops In November

Contrary to what you may have seen or heard at E3, Sega's Valkyria Chronicles is exclusive to the PlayStation 3, not the PSP. This RPG has been available in Japan since April 24, and Siliconera confirmed with Sega today that we'll be getting it here in the U.S. on November 11.

Yep, this is an exclusive RPG that isn't coming to the Xbox 360, unlike many of Square-Enix's next-gen projects. Furthermore, there is a good possibility that the extra downloadable content (already on the Japanese Store) will come to the U.S. as well, although Associate Producer Christopher Kaminski said it won't be on the disc. There will be no localization issues as they "translated it directly," and overall, it looks to be a very promising role-playing title for the PS3...and there have been so few, we can't help but be excited. Remember, this is one game where if your character dies, they're gone forever. Kaminski elaborates:

"The way that works is when a character falls you have three turns to get to them and you have to get to them before an enemy unit does. If you do that it calls in a medic and you can save your character and bring them out later in a couple of turns. But if you dont then are gone forever, in the case of main story characters that will end the game."

This reminds us of Final Fantasy Tactics, where you had three turns to resurrect a dead character before his soul turned to crystal or a treasure box, meaning that character was gone for good. Hopefully, come November 11, Valkyria Chronicles will turn out to be a must-have for fans of the genre, and not just for fans of Japanese-style artistry.

Related Game(s): Valkyria Chronicles

8/15/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (12 posts)

pavlovic
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 10:56:07 AM
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Finally some love to all RPG lovers out there

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SpinningBeat
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 11:02:15 AM
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Oh man I have been waiting for this one. Is disgaea 3 still coming out in august?

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:54:02 PM

disgaea 3 still has a release of 8-29-08 on gamefly.

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DcIronfist
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:18:47 PM
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wonder if I should give RPG's a chance again.

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BlinkBoy
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 12:26:30 PM
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It is already on my list, It uses different style of strategy than FFT do. So it will be interesting to see if I like this one too.

Hope they do something new in the gameplay wise, so it will feel like something fresh.

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Dustinwp
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 1:07:42 PM
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This game is going to be so sweet!

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Minishmaru
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 1:19:30 PM
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Hmm this might counteract the Tales of Vesparia boost that the 360 got.

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Fatcat3788
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 1:30:03 PM
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Been excited about this game since the first time I saw it. Can't wait! Starting Oct. I am going to be broke. Which doesn't help that Christmas is right after that. Also... What the heck happened to White Knight Story? That and Valkyria Chronicles made me think that the PS3's RPG genre was going to be loaded but I have yet to hear about it again, and the PS3's library is short on RPG's...

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Fabi
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 2:24:54 PM
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So how was this game received in Japan? What did Famitsu give it?

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Minishmaru
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 7:26:33 AM

I dunno what the reviews was...but it sure did alot to boost up the 360 sales there. It outdid the PS3 by like 20,000? Something pretty high

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AceTatsujin
Friday, August 15, 2008 @ 7:20:51 PM
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Oh you damn right. Pre-ordered already and waiting like mad to get this game. But ... MC4 and LBP might be stealing me away. I might just play VC and beat it real quick then get back to LBP and MC4.

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BigT_1980
Monday, August 18, 2008 @ 3:56:18 AM
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It is nice to see that their are some RPG's coming our way. The mix of tactical elements with 3rd action intrigues me. This game seems to be a must have in my book.

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