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Valkyria Chronicles Gets Budget Re-Release In Japan

It was easily one of the most under-appreciated titles in 2008 - it just recently won our "Most Overlooked" Award - so perhaps this is the boost it needs to garner a little more recognition.

According to RPGFan, Sega is scheduling a budget re-release of Valkyria Chronicles for Japan. It will be on store shelves on March 5 and include the Edie Nelson mission, which is currently only available via download on the Japanese PlayStation Store. And instead of the standard sticker price, it will boast a much more agreeable and appealing price of 3,990 yen, or a little under $44 U.S. Now, there's no mention of such a re-release heading to North America, but boy, it could really benefit from such a move. More and more people are starting to think they may have missed something in VC, and a cheaper version in March could serve to increase that poor overall sales number. Chronicles did release right around the time when so many huge blockbusters dropped in 2008, so it's understandable that it got lost in the shuffle, and a budget re-release would make the game appear as new to a whole lot of gamers. We say, give it to us in April some time, after the Killzone 2, Street Fighter IV, and Resident Evil 5 mania has died down just a bit.  Just don't drop it too close to RE5...that would be another mistake.

We'll let you know if we hear anything about Valkyria Chronicles coming back to North America with a lower price tag, and if you're one of the few who have already played it, tell everyone - once again - how great it is!

Related Game(s): Valkyria Chronicles

1/3/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (19 posts)

GoldenShadow
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:11:47 PM
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I finished the game less than 3 hours ago and if you even remotely like SRPG's then this game will deliver. Even if there is no price decrease where you live, I still strongly encourage you to buy VC.

Last edited by GoldenShadow on 1/3/2009 12:12:09 PM

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:20:48 PM
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I hope this works in favor for Sega. They deserve a lot more credit for Valkyria. I don't think that'll work here in America, unless they advertise well.

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Qubex
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:40:19 PM

Never could quite get into the game King James!

Q!

"i Am HoMe"

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:09:54 PM

as long as u tried the actual game and not the demo, Q....U're cool wit me, bro.

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shadowpal2
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 12:43:43 PM
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Again I feel sorry for them. It was an action RPG that most of the press actually liked but was just so overcrowded by all these hot name games like Gears and etc. I mean heck PS3 owners keep crying for "ZOMG WHERE ARE MY RPGs" - WELL Valkyria Chronicles is one, an action RPG a J ONE TOO. You'll enjoy it, trust me.

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King James
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:11:44 PM

VC is a Strategy RPG wit so Action elements in it, but still considered an strategy RPG.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:14:47 PM
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Price drops in NA seem to take forever, a year at least.

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bebestorm
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 1:26:00 PM

Amazon have price drops all the time you just have catch it when it happens. Most of the time its for a limited time.

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 2:18:58 PM

bebe: those are called "sales" not price drops. Price drops are permanent (more or less).

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 2:20:14 PM
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I'm a trophy whore, so I issue a challenge to Sega. Re-release this game with trophies for a cheaper price and I will buy it day 1. If not it may take longer for me to pick up.

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Sir Shak
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 2:45:13 PM

so does that mean you did not play games before trophies came out ?

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SHADOW [Moderator]
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 8:31:22 PM

No it means that if I could play the game AND earn trophies I'm more likely to pick it up.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 2:25:38 PM
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I have plans to buy it, I liked the demo. And some of you say the story is great too, so if that is true then I'll get.

I've just been disappointed with strategy rpgs and the lack of real storyline.

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chaosrunner
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 4:21:13 PM
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I'm about 4 hours in and absolutely in love with this game. More than anything else, I love how story-heavy it is. Unfortunately, I think that may be the same thing driving a lot of people off. The 'story bite, story bite, action, story bite, story bite, story bite' format could easily turn people off. But I'm blown away by the game and thoroughly enjoying every last minute. Even my wife seems to be getting a kick out of the story, and she's not overly fond of video games or anime, so...

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robinhood2010
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @ 5:36:35 PM

I have to agree, the one part I loved most about this game is the story. So many games recently in the RPG field are too action driven, with less emphasis on story. Such were the PS1 days.

The reason I fell in love with RPGs in the first place is because I love to read a damn good story, and a story I can interact with and essentially drive to the climax at the end was perfect.

That is the reason I love this game. Definately worth an investment now. Dont wait for the price drop!

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AceTatsujin
Sunday, January 04, 2009 @ 12:13:38 AM
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One of the best RPGs ever created. I have no words to describe. Simply, an RPG that is a must-have to any RPG freak.

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shreevin
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 9:15:57 AM
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I know the article mentions the inclusion of an additional mission, but the whole "budget re-release" sounds as if something is being cut. Wouldn't a re-release just incur more production cost? Wouldn't price cut of what's already on the shelves then automatic download of the additional level make more sense? Or am I just reading this all wrong?

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Arvis
Monday, January 05, 2009 @ 2:28:37 PM
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They need to release DLC for this game Stateside. I would instantly snap up anything they release.

-Arvis

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Elfen-Lied
Monday, March 02, 2009 @ 6:59:44 PM
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:O
People, people, people.
You own a PS3 and do not own VC!?
That should be against the law!
By FAR my favourite PS3 game to date. (Up there with LBP). I just finished it a couple days ago, and I cried so hard haha...
But yeah. Point is - get it. Now. No, seriously. Now.

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