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Valkyria Chronicles 2 Website Opens

Some fans of the original Valkyria Chronicles were a little upset to learn that a much-anticipated sequel would actually release on the PSP. However, we have to assume that handheld aficionados will be quite satisfied.

Not long after the game was revealed in the latest edition of Famitsu, Sega has gone and launched the official website. There isn't much content yet, but you can read the first page of the developer's blog, check out a few early screenshots, and examine the latest news (hope you can read Japanese). As you can see by the screenshots, the style and artistry of the PS3 title is evident, despite having to suffer from the obvious drawback of lesser hardware. Andriasang went ahead and translated the dev diary, and it explains that VC2 is on the PSP "to expose the series to a greater variety of users," and it further tells us that this is indeed a "true sequel." The game takes place in 1937, two years after the storyline found in the original title, and you will take control of Aban Hadens, a student who joined up with the Ranseal Royal Military Academy after the unfortunate death of his older brother. This is about the extent of our knowledge right now, although we certainly expect that site to receive plenty of updates in the coming months. Perhaps we'll also get an estimated launch date, too, and maybe news that some other VC title might be headed to the PS3... Really, many fans of the first game aren't too happy.

But then again, exclusive titles really do have difficulty breaking a lot of sales barriers, and we have to remember that VC didn't really start selling well in the U.S. until several months after its release, when Sega dropped the price and critics everywhere were literally screaming at gamers to buy it.  We told you it was great, too. ;)

Related Game(s): Valkyria Chronicles 2

7/17/2009 John Shepard

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Comments (15 posts)

godsman
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 9:40:30 PM
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Its hard to imagine how the game will play with less buttons on the PSP. Definite first day purchase for me though.

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Kevadu
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 1:46:52 AM

Is that really hard to imagine? The original is not a title that really used all the buttons in the first place. The lack of a second analog stick might be a bit of an annoyance but developers have learned how to work around that for a while now.

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Alienange
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 10:09:21 PM
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I've got to pass on this one. It looks like friggin' Panzer General or something.

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Catastrophe
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 2:56:24 PM

you dont have an idea of what you're talking about, are you?

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Alienange
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 3:26:15 PM

You don't have any idea what you're writing do you?

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 10:28:27 PM
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No.

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Karosso
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 10:40:08 PM
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I'm enjoying VC a lot! Thank you guys for keep on recommending the game.
I know it's not a full fledged RPG per say but, the semi turn based game play is great.
Will surely support them on the PSP, that way we might see another attempt on the PS3 later on.

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kevinater321
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 10:54:29 PM
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Well seeing as how this genre is not my prefernece i will not personally purchase this game, but i do know some people that will and it's good news to hear the official site is up.

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ThePearlJamer
Friday, July 17, 2009 @ 11:14:26 PM
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I never was interested in this game, but for those who are, the original is on sale for only $25 at best buy...

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Karosso
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 8:16:59 AM
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This game is really good guys!
Give the Demo a try at PSN.

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NoSmokingBandit
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 2:07:45 PM
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Im still surprised at how badly Valkyria Chronicles sold. Its one of the best game i have played in a very long time. Millions of copies of Halo 3 will sell, but a good original game comes along and nobody really notices it until the fans start riots.
Cant wait for the psp game though, it cant come soon enough!

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AceTatsujin
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 5:35:42 PM
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Wait hold on, YOU told us it was great? Or WE told you it was great? Last time I remember YOU didn't play the game but rather asked if it was worth playing.

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Bardock617
Saturday, July 18, 2009 @ 6:23:13 PM
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i cant stand this game though i have a thread for the second on a forum XD

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Robochic
Sunday, July 19, 2009 @ 1:43:10 PM
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this game is great, can't wait for the second installment guess i have to buy a PSP next

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smileys_007
Monday, July 20, 2009 @ 8:49:36 AM
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i'll buy this game. This will be a good game for the psp..

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