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Famitsu: Valkyria Chronicles 3 confirmed… for PSP

Wednesday, 15th September 2010 03:06 GMT By Nathan Grayson

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Have you been marking down the days on your calendar until Valkyria Chronicles makes its glorious return to the big, beautiful realm of HD?

Well, you might want to go ahead and grab a few new calendars. Does Costco sell calendars?

According to a listing in the most recent issue of Famitsu, Valkyria Chronicles 3 is returning for another gritty, blood-soaked tour of duty in happy, colorful, I-think-the-sun-just-winked-at-me anime land all right.

On PSP.

Valkyria Chronicles 3′s existence was already more confirmed than most games released during the SNES era thanks to a slip-up from Sega and  a teaser site, but the publisher still had the game’s platform under wraps.

Many fans and a few art museum curators had their fingers crossed for PS3, but if Famitsu’s typically reliable info is accurate, those people are out of luck.

The game will release on January 27, 2011 in Japan, will have a new and original story with a new set of leading characters and is based in the same time period as the original Valkyria Chronicles. It’s focused on a group known as the “Nameless”.

Thanks, Siliconera and Andriasang.

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39 Comments

  1. Bleak Harvest

    The sound of my heart breaking.

    The first advertisements and shots in Famitsu make me hopeful, though.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Johnny Cullen

    Bit bummed it’s not on PS3. But it’s Valkyria Chronicles!

    Even more so, it’s set during the same timeline as the original! Must buy!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Bleak Harvest

    Check your Twitter, John.

    Also, Released January 27th…. 2011.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Fuck you sideways Sega.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Kuwabara

    its cause of u stupid mw2 fanboys, u spending ur money on shit shooters, and true quality games like valkyria chronicles get low sales, so sequels come out on psp!

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LordCancer

    If ya smell what The psychotext is cookin!

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @5

    Yeah blame the MW fanboys. Activision advertised MW what did Sega do with Valkyria not even an advert.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. LordCancer

    well if theyd have made it for xbox 360 I would have bought it for $15… thats all I had left after I bought mw2.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. HighWindXIX

    Dammit SEGA! You fail at life. Advertise your games. They’re quality but no one knows about them (nor how to pronounce Valkyria for some reason. Makes me wanna rage. Ya know?) SEGA dropped the ball big time on this. I don’t think there’s a single person out there that wasn’t hoping this would be PS3. Listen to your fans. Give us a damn PS3 VC game again.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. LordCancer

    sega never listen to anyone, least of all there fans.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. loki

    hell no, i wont it for PS3

    #11 4 years ago
  12. revolting

    Embuggerance.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Elven_Star

    SEGA’s main market is Japan where people actually know what to look for in a videogame and in Japan, PSP is huge.
    After the first game’s sales disaster in EU/US markets, I’m amazed they even wanted to take the risk to publish VC2 outside Japan. Dunno about VC3 yet.
    Anyhow, I have VC2 on PSP and it’s every bit as good as the PS3 game, if not better. so…
    /whine off

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    Failure. but stil… As JC said… It’s Valkyria Chronicles.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Ge0force

    I don’t see what the problem is, VC2 plays as good on PSP as VC1 on PS3.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. itsucks

    A thoused phony fanboys cry because they now can’t use this shit series as cannon fodder for their list wars for the pieceofshit3. A shitty game on the pspflop againts the ds is like listing a turds numrous shit toppings next to a cheesecake.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. Detale

    I think the only word I understood in that little rant was “cheesecake”.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Kerplunk

    People complain when PSP doesn’t have games they want to play
    People complain when games they want to play are on PSP

    People complain

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Psychotext

    PSP has plenty of games I’d want to play… I’d still rather pretty much every single one of them in HD on a big screen with a decent controller though.

    (That’s aside from the fact that VC2 has some gameplay limitations that VC1 didn’t have, entirely because of the platform restrictions)

    #19 4 years ago
  20. kasasensei

    This is so stupid………….

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Blerk

    My condolences, VC fans.

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Kerplunk

    (Retracted and edited)

    Or you could just enjoy the game for what it is.

    It’s odd that should anyone ever complain about another handheld platform’s game not being HD, small screen or hindered by limited controls that the response is that they’re silly to care about that peripheral stuff and should focus on the gameplay.

    People’s principles about games seem to change when it comes down to which platform the game is on.

    VC is a great game. Enjoy it for what it is, not for what it’s not.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. Psychotext

    You do realise you’re still not playing in HD if you do that right? In fact, I’d say it looks worse than it does on the PSP.

    Bah, you edited. Anyway, if they didn’t want people to whine they shouldn’t have switched from the PS3 to the PSP. Had it been on the PSP to start with then I wouldn’t have said a thing. Besides, as I said, it’s not just about the screen or the controls… they had to limit the actual gameplay to make it run on the machine.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Kerplunk

    If you can only bear to play a strategy game if it’s presented in HD then I think you’re kind of missing the point about games in general.

    I guess that means you must find every single handheld and Wii game intolerable. ;)

    I don’t mind people whining. They’ll do it anyway. Which is fine because it entitles me to comment on the fuzzy logic and selective principles they base their whining on.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Psychotext

    I struggle to play any game on the Wii, yes. Also, if they were to take Fallout (for instance) and downgrade it to run on the DS… yeah, I’d find that pretty much intolerable.

    It’s all irrelevant though. Thanks to piss poor PSP game sales in the West it’s unlikely that they’ll bother to localise this one.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. Kerplunk

    Excellent! You’ve introduced a new (speculative) complaint into the mix.

    People complain when games are released
    People complain when games aren’t released

    People complain

    Go to @18

    #26 4 years ago
  27. StolenGlory

    I would much rather have Valkyria Chronicles 3 on PSP, than no Valkyria Chronicles 3 at all.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. Psychotext

    It’s not a complaint 26, just a reason why the argument may end up as rather pointless.

    #28 4 years ago
  29. AHA-Lambda

    hmm kinda sucky for VC fans i guess

    #29 4 years ago
  30. Marcus Gv

    I dont understand why they don’t just port it to port it to the PSN. Good work Sega for giving me another reason not to buy one of your games.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    Well fuck you Sega.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. zoopdeloop

    Was state of the obvious they were going to release it on the Psp.The 1st had mediocre sales (surely SEGA wasn’t pleased)hence the 2nd on the Psp where the sales were even worse but then again they put less money time and effort on it.Kind of obvious were the 3rd was heading to…

    #32 4 years ago
  33. 2plus2equals5

    I can’t stand this ipocricy anymore! Where were you (generic you referred to all the people who wants vc on ps3) when vc1 was released? If you read some sites you’ll see much more negative comments on vc3(and vc2) on psp than copies of vc1!
    Buy vc1 and sega will develop a new vc for PS3!

    #33 4 years ago
  34. Psychotext

    Importing the game, then buying all of the DLC (yes, even the shit one) in the hope that Sega would sell enough to warrant a sequel… for the PS3.

    #34 4 years ago
  35. AHA-Lambda

    @34 – all you do is vindicate their decision to put the franchise on psp

    #35 4 years ago
  36. Psychotext

    Not sure I’m following the logic behind that one.

    #36 4 years ago
  37. AHA-Lambda

    @36 – if a psp game sells well that means they’ll make more psp games, no?

    clearly VC1 didnt do aswell as hoped on ps3 thus the shift to handhelds where financial risk is lower. Success on psp will not necessarily mean a transition back up to HD, much more likely for them to stick there =/

    #37 4 years ago
  38. Psychotext

    I don’t think you understood what my response was. 2+2 asked where I was when VC1 was released, I replied that I was buying VC1, and all the DLC.

    I assume you thought I meant buying VC2?

    #38 4 years ago
  39. No_PUDding

    It’s a crying shame.

    #39 4 years ago

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