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“All hope is not lost” for Valkyria Chronicles 3

Tuesday, 18th October 2011 01:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Sega has indicated that an English language release of Valkyria Chronicles 3 may not be as unlikely as suspected.

Confronted by DualShockers in support of the Gallian Liberation Front, a group dedicated to getting the PSP SRPG released in the West, Sega’s Aaron Webber asked fans not to despair.

“The best I can say right now is ‘Don’t give up, keep trying’, to all those guys out there, keep growing the cause, and we’ll see what happens in the future,” West said.

“All hope is not lost, I think this is the best way to look at this. Keep at it, you never know what can happen in the future. It’s very open ended.”

DualShockers had handed over a petition with 2,000 signatures in support of the game’s release.

Console sales manager Hiroshi Seno said recently that Sega had no plans to localise the bestselling Japanese release.

The original Valkyria Chronicles on PlayStation 3 and its PSP sequel were both released in the West but failed to garner sufficient sales despite critical acclaim and fan worship.

See the full interview below.

Thanks, Destructoid.

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  1. Clupula

    Still, if all 2,000 people who signed the petition bought it for PSP, it still wouldn’t be considered that great sales.

    I’m telling you, PS3 remaster…

    #1 3 years ago
  2. aprotosis

    Sega had to know this was how it was going to go when they decided to push the series to portables. In Japan, the portable is now king. Japanese devs would release their work all on portables if they could get away with it. For Western gaming, the portable is not only not as popular by a long shot, but actively considered a downgrade.(Hardware quality or not).

    So Sega moves Valkyria to portables and are acting surprised when it didn’t do as well in the West. When something starts on a console, we want it to stay on a console. The same thing happens here even with spinoff games to portable. Not even GTA could do well on a portable system.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. DLTDawnlight

    To whoever wrote this: What’s a PayStation 3?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. osric90

    I can’t wait for a game mix like MGS plus Uncharted plus GOW plus Mass Effect with Valkyrie Chronicles’ sexy art design.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Brenna Hillier

    @3 thanks for the typo spot. You’ll note the byline above the article title.

    #5 3 years ago