No prices or exact calendar dates are nailed down yet (they'll be here in spring), but Sega just announced three packs of downloadable content coming for Valkyria Chronicles
. "Hard EX Mode" handicaps you of your main tank, Edelweiss, and puts you up against the entire Imperial army once again; that one sounds like it's for masochistic die-hards only. Edy's Mission "Enter the Edy Detachment" separates six members of Squad 7 and has them on a mission to reunite with the main body. Selvaria's Mission "Behind Her Blue Flame" is the war as seen through the eyes of the enemy; always an intriguing premise.
SEGA RELEASES DOWNLOADABLE CONTENT FOR VALKYRIA CHRONICLES
Visually Stunning Role-Playing Game Releases Three New Exciting Downloadable Packs
SAN FRANCISCO & LONDON (March 16, 2009) – SEGA® of America, Inc. and SEGA® Europe Ltd. today announced downloadable content for Valkyria Chronicles™ , the critically acclaimed role playing game featured exclusively on the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Valkyria Chronicles combines strategy elements of conventional tactical role playing games with real-time action sequences. The additional content allows players to immerse themselves once more in the beautiful 3D environments. Visually breathtaking graphics and an epic storyline blend well together for an astounding and satisfying gameplay experience.
The three new packs include Hard EX Mode, Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment”, and Selvaria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame”. Each new offering provides players with a brand new experience that will keep gamers wanting more.
Details on the new downloadable content:
· Hard EX Mode – fight your way once again through the entire Imperial army, where the enemies are more lethal and your main tank Edelweiss is unavailable. You’ll have to be more strategic in order to overcome your opponents.
· Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment” – six members have been separated from Squad 7 and on their journey to reunite with their squad, they stumble upon a tiny village under attack by the Imperial Army. Play as Edy and command your outnumbered team to defend the small village from annihilation.
· Selvaria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame”– Taking place right after the outbreak of Gallian battle lines, you play as Johann, a young and meek engineer assigned to Selvaria’s troop. See the action as it unfolds behind enemy lines and see the war play out through the eyes of the enemy.
Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe which has been divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, which is situated in the middle of the two great empires. The game follows a hero named Welkin and his fellow soldiers of Gallian civilian militia’s 7th Platoon. They fight against the Empire, who are intent on unifying the continent under its power. Gallia discovers that the Empire possesses a secret weapon, known as the “Valkyria”- an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends. With this new discovery, the fate of Gallia’s ability to win the war and a hope for a better future hangs in the balance.
Valkyria Chronicles downloadable content will be available for the PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system in spring 2009. For more information on the game, please visit www.valkyriachroniclesgame.com. For more screenshots and assets from the Valkyria Chronicles game, please visit the SEGA Press FTP site at: http://segapr.segaamerica.com.
About SEGA of America, Inc.:
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.
About SEGA Europe Ltd.:
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 Ltd. Web site is located at www.sega-europe.com.