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Famitsu: Valkyria Chronicles 3 confirmed… for PSP

Wednesday, 15 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 5 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 5 years ago
  3. Bleak Harvest

    Check your Twitter, John.

    Also, Released January 27th…. 2011.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Psychotext

    Fuck you sideways Sega.

    #4 5 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 5 years ago
  6. LordCancer

    If ya smell what The psychotext is cookin!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Phoenixblight

    @5

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

    #7 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  10. LordCancer

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

    #10 5 years ago
  11. loki

    hell no, i wont it for PS3

    #11 5 years ago
  12. revolting

    Embuggerance.

    #12 5 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 5 years ago
  14. Erthazus

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

    #14 5 years ago
  15. Ge0force

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

    #15 5 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 5 years ago
  17. Detale

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

    #17 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  20. kasasensei

    This is so stupid………….

    #20 5 years ago
  21. Blerk

    My condolences, VC fans.

    #21 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  27. StolenGlory

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

    #27 5 years ago
  28. Psychotext

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

    #28 5 years ago
  29. AHA-Lambda

    hmm kinda sucky for VC fans i guess

    #29 5 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 5 years ago
  31. The Hindle

    Well fuck you Sega.

    #31 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  35. AHA-Lambda

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

    #35 5 years ago
  36. Psychotext

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

    #36 5 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 5 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 5 years ago
  39. No_PUDding

    It’s a crying shame.

    #39 5 years ago

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    The Alpinestars Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 is out now on Xbox One and its the only way you will ever be able to afford a 1992 Bugatti EB110 Super Sport. Unless, of course, you win the lottery or are left in some rich person’s will. In that case, I’ll take the ’53 Corvette, […]

  • Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition is now available in North America

    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – Game of the Year Edition has been released in North America. It will be made available in the Europe on May 7 and in the UK May 8 for £49.99 on consoles and £34.99 on PC. As previously announced, this edition contains all previously released DLC content as well as […]

  • Two GAME exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians now available for pre-order

    GAME has announced two exclusive versions of Halo 5: Guardians, and both are now available for pre-order exclusively through one of the retail chain’s 318 stores or online. The £79.99 Limited Edition Halo 5: Guardians, which delivers new digital content wrapped in a steel book. There’s also the £199.99 Halo 5: Guardians Limited Collector’s Edition […]

  • Deals with Gold: Far Cry 4, Assassin’s Creed Unity, Bioshock Infinite, more

    Microsoft has announced its latest Deals with Gold discounts for Xbox Live Gold members. Franchises on sale include Far Cry, Call of Duty, along with individual titles Assassin’s Creed Unity and Bioshock Infinite. The full list is below. Bioshock Infinite discounts are available for both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members. Xbox One Far Cry […]

  • Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has released, watch the launch trailer here

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood has launched on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the launch trailer for it below. Boxed copies in Europe arrive from May 15, and in Australia/New Zealand on May 14. You can grab digital copies from the following online services: Steam, PlayStation Network, Xbox Store.

  • GOG’s online service GOG Galaxy is now in open beta

    GOG Galaxy, the DRM-free online gaming platform from the folks at GOG, has left Alpha and is now in open beta for all to try. As previously announced, the online service, similar to Steam, is option. Players do not need to play online as all games are stored by the service and can be played […]

  • DayZ-inspired Goat Simulator DLC GoatZ is out this week on Steam

    Goat Simulator players can download DayZ-inspired DLC this week called GoatZ. According to Coffee Stain Studios, GoatZ is “the only survival game on Steam that isn’t in Early Access.” Jokingly of course. The DLC features: Mandatory crafting system because everyone else is doing it. Zombies that bug out. There’s a pun here about actual living […]

  • No, Far Cry 4 is not currently free on PSN

    You may have seen a few Tweets from people saying that the PS4 version of Far Cry 4 is available to download from PSN for free. This is not true. A few readers have tipped us off to what looked like a glitch on PSN that allowed players to download the full version of Far […]

  • Metal Gear Solid: The 1984 Collection confirmed to be a clothing line

    Konami is teasing a Metal Gear Solid thing called “The 1984 Collection.” The Metal Gear Solid Facebook page posted this image about an hour ago: The caption reads, “Step back into the 80′s with our new MGS collection coming very soon! Stay tuned!” This is supposedly in reference to the clothing line that was announced […]

  • Portal, The Simpsons, Jurassic World & Scooby Doo packs listed for Lego Dimensions

    Lego Dimensions is likely getting a few unannounced content packs. One of which is themed around Valve’s Portal. A set of unannounced content packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions have been revealed by US retailer Walmart. The listings include packs for The Simpsons, Scooby Doo and Jurassic World, and most interestingly, Portal. The listings have […]

  • This is the most authentic recreation of GTA 2 in real life ever

    Affordable drones have many uses. Most of them are not nearly as exciting as recreating GTA 2 in real life. I am surprised it took us this long, but someone has finally captured footage using a drone that resembles the protagonist’s experience in the classic GTA 2. These aren’t just shots of cars from a […]

  • PlayStation 4 sales reach 2m in the UK

    Sony has sold 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles in the UK, faster than it did with the PlayStation 2 – the company’s best-selling machine in the country. MCVUK is reporting that as of last weekend, 2 million PlayStation 4s have been sold in the UK. The data is based on GfK Chart-Track estimates. This makes […]

  • H1Z1 gets female characters, skin colour options planned

    In an effort to improve diversity in the game, H1Z1 developer has added female characters. Female survivors can now be found throughout the world of H1Z1. Developer Daybreak added the new feature in a patch released last Friday. You will be able to choose a female avatar in the main game and in Battle Royale. […]

  • Possible teaser site for Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi’s new game opens

    Either Castlevania creator Koji “IGA” Igarashi is working on a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter for his new game, or someone is pulling an elaborate prank. At PAX Prime last year, during Keiji Inafune’s Mighty No. 9 panel, a flyer was handed out to attendees that showed what appeared to be a 2D game of some sort with […]

  • Destiny weekly reset for May 5: Heroic and Nightfall strikes detailed

    Tuesday is here and Destiny’s weekly reset is also here. Bungie announced that your weekly Destiny grind has now begun. The Nightfall and Heroic strikes are now live too. This week’s strike is Winter’s Run. Rainbow burn is back for the Nightfall, which means you do more damage with all elemental weapons, but also receive […]

  • PC version of Project Cars delayed in Australia due to severe weather

    Recent weather conditions in Sydney, Australia are responsible for a slight delay of the PC version of Project Cars in the country. Sydney recently suffered from storms that caused flooding in some areas. One of those is the place where publisher Namco Bandai was storing PC copies of Project Cars. The stock was “severely damaged,” […]

  • Twitch’s new process makes it easier for streamers to appeal flagged content

    Twitch has updated its appeals process concerning videos that have been flagged by the audio ID system. Towards the end of last year, Twitch introduced a new audio recognition system that scans archived streams and automatically mutes the audio whenever copyright music is identified. The system has been in-use ever since and Twitch has today […]

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has a day one patch, but it’s not a major one

    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will indeed have a day one patch, to make the first-time experience as smooth as possible. Like many modern games, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will have its day one patch. According to the developer however, it wasn’t born out of necessity. Miles Tost, level designer at developer CD Projekt […]

  • CoD: Advanced Warfare owners get free pistol today

    Advanced Warfare developer Sledgehammer Games is adding a new pistol to the game, free to all players. The M1 Irons is a new pistol that comes to Advanced Warfare starting today. The weapon is offered as a thank you gift from the developer. Sledgehammer says the Irons is good at range and packs a punch. […]

  • Fall down the Skullgirls Big Band music video rabbit hole with me

    Skullgirls is a pretty amazing fighting game, but did you know it’s also a passable music creation suite? Earlier today I was idly perusing an episode of PlayStation Underground showing off Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a re-release of the indie fighter packing in loads of new features and coming to PS4 – with full cross-play! – […]

  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]