Sega announced today that the Valkyria Chronicles saga will continue exclusively on the PSP.
Valkyria Chronicles, originally a PS3 game, received widespread critical acclaim and was lauded for its addictive gameplay and cool visual style. If you have a Playstation 3 and haven't checked it out yet, give it a try--even if you think it looks like something you wouldn't like to play. You may be pleasantly surprised.
Valkyria Chronicles 2
will take place two years after the end of the first game. The new Gallian Revolutionary Academy stages a coup, and the Gallian Military Academy become embroiled in a civil war. There will be blood, sweat and tears--but most importantly, there will be friendship and romance (girlish squeals!).
Look for it Summer 2010.
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (September 16, 2009) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced that Valkyria Chronicles™ 2, is coming exclusively to the PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system. PSP system owners will be able to experience the highly acclaimed mix of distinctive visuals and addictive gameplay first seen in Valkyria Chronicles™, one of the most highly reviewed tactical RPGs ever to appear on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.
The story of Valkyria Chronicles 2 takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.
“Valkyria Chronicles is a genuine hidden gem on PS3™,” said Sean Ratcliffe, VP of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc. “It was one of the PS3’s most highly rated tactical RPG games so we’re delighted to offer PSP system owners to play Valkyria Chronicles 2. It’s one of our most cherished franchises so we hope the fans will welcome this exclusive sequel.”
The “CANVAS” engine originally developed internally by SEGA Game Studios Japan for Valkyria Chronicles™ on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system is being fully redesigned for the graphical capabilities of the PSP system. This incredibly distinctive engine will power over 20 new distinct and visually stunning environments within which players will have hundreds of different missions to explore.
Valkyria Chronicles “BLiTZ” battle system has also been re-designed to offer players the freedom to strategically move around the environment and attack enemies using real-time controls, something never before seen in the tactical role-playing game genre.
Valkyria Chronicles™ 2 will be available for the PSP system in summer 2010. For more information and assets from the Valkyria Chronicles 2 game, please visit the SEGA Press FTP site at: http://segapr.segaamerica.com.
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SEGA® of America, Inc. is the American arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. SEGA of America’s Web site is located at www.sega.com.
SEGA® Europe Ltd. is the European Distribution arm of Tokyo, Japan-based SEGA® Corporation, and a worldwide leader in interactive entertainment both inside and outside the home. The company develops, publishes, and distributes interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms including PC, wireless devices, and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe. The SEGA Europe Web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.