Former PS3 Exclusive Valkyria Chronicles Coming to PC

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Former PS3 Exclusive Valkyria Chronicles Coming to PC

Valkyria Chronicles

Members of the PC Master Race can soon get their hands on Sega's tactical RPG shooter Valkyria Chronicles, which is coming to Steam and other distribution platforms this month.

Early in its lifetime, the PS3 struggled to find noteworthy exclusives, but Sega's 2008 tactics-RPG hybrid Valkyria Chronicles stood out from the pack with its addictive gameplay, anime-like visuals, and successful combination of elements from several genres. Now PC gamers can experience Valkyria Chronicles for themselves: the former exclusive is coming to Steam and other distribution services on November 11.

Valkyria Chronicles struggled for the first few months after its release despite strong reviews, but managed to pick up an incredible 400% sales increase in 2009. The sequel was released for the PSP in 2010, but Sega never localized Valkyria Chronicles III for western audiences.

With Valkyria Chronicles hitting the PC for a mere $20 in less than two weeks, perhaps the renewed interest in the series will nudge Sega into bringing the third entry over to North America. If not, you could always try the Vita-compatible fan translation.

Source: GameSpot

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Now if only there could be a sequel that wasn't hamstrung by PSP hardware limitations and writing somehow even more anime than the original. Or even just more games copying the gameplay concept. Seriously, VC was the biggest advancement in turn-based strategy in at least a decade, so why isn't it its own genre by now?

Still the best game I ever bought for my PS3, still takes pride of place at the top of the pile to this day.....along with my Alicia Melchiott statue :3

Still wish that the two sequels could find their way over to the PS3 too, even if its only through PSN.

WHAT? WHAT? WHAT?

This is amazing, I didn't think I'd ever see any new VC news again- even if it is just a second release of the first game. Super stoked.

OtherSideofSky:
Now if only there could be a sequel that wasn't hamstrung by PSP hardware limitations and writing somehow even more anime than the original. Or even just more games copying the gameplay concept. Seriously, VC was the biggest advancement in turn-based strategy in at least a decade, so why isn't it its own genre by now?

Because sega did virtually no advertising so it only sold weeks after release via word of mouth. To a company they only look at early release date sales and saw that it wasn't a success so they went for the cheaper PSP option. I agree with you about VC and it was one of my favorite PS3 games so I will be rebuying the game again just to support it.

It is unfortunate that such a good game isn't receiving the support to grow while AAA developers fight with each other who can copy/paste their generic bland games the best.

Edit: also the demo for VC was among the worst I ever saw. It did nothing to show the depth and fun of VC. Almost turned me off to the game after I was sold

One by one....we take their exclusives....

I heard about this game way back when, but never go the chance to play it. Lucky it came to PC. Hopefully it does well, and Sega brings over the Yakuza series. There also might be a chance for the Shin Megami Tensei games to come PC side.

I want the game but I'm just waiting for someone to report on how good/bad the port is. If the port is good, I absolutely will play it. I just want to make sure I don't get bitten by the hype for what turned out to be a bad port again.

In other news, being a PC player pays off again. Now if we can just get Red Dead Redemption...

This is friggin' fantastic! Valkyria Chronicles is a great game, and it's good to see it coming to another platform.

That being said, it probably won't be coming to Mac, which for me would make it even better, but... good news nonetheless.

SUPA FRANKY:
One by one....we take their exclusives....

I heard about this game way back when, but never go the chance to play it. Lucky it came to PC. Hopefully it does well, and Sega brings over the Yakuza series. There also might be a chance for the Shin Megami Tensei games to come PC side.

I want Yakuza on PC so damn bad. Sega just needs to put the entire Dreamcast library on the PC. Maybe some online mods to get Phantasy Star Online going again.

Awesome! I've heard great things about this series. Maybe now I'll finally give it a shot. Hopefully they do a better job porting it over than they did with Final Fantasy XIII.

OtherSideofSky:
Now if only there could be a sequel that wasn't hamstrung by PSP hardware limitations and writing somehow even more anime than the original. Or even just more games copying the gameplay concept. Seriously, VC was the biggest advancement in turn-based strategy in at least a decade, so why isn't it its own genre by now?

Am I the only one who loved VCII and didn't care that it was on PSP? Played over 200 hours. Love the hell out of that game, PSP and all.

Already preordered on steam!
I really can't wait.

Now oddly enough this is the only game I bought because of a ZP review and it's also the only game I've ever bought secondhand as my local gamestop didn't sell the game anymore.

I got it pretty cheap on Green Man Gaming. Siliconera was giving away 22% off vouchers, which stacked with the 10% off preorder sale. Now I'm just waiting for the 11th, when they send out the Steam keys.

This is a surprisingly short-notice port. I'm surprised that they announced it so close to the release. Maybe Sega has little faith in it, like they did the first time around, which is weird because it was a hit after the initial release. I want to prove them wrong, so I've been telling everyone I know to give it a shot when it comes out.

Sweet definatley goin to pick this one up. This is really unexpected though.

Nice!
I'd be interested in getting it, but I only just recently bought and completed it on my PS3 so it'd be a bit redundant.

Still, I'll recommend it to anyone interested in turn-based tactics to give it a shot :) It's a really nice game.

Sarah LeBoeuf:

Am I the only one who loved VCII and didn't care that it was on PSP? Played over 200 hours. Love the hell out of that game, PSP and all.

One wonders how we even survived the dark ages before PC gaming was so accessible.

I'd actually like to see Vanquish. That was the only console game I'd find myself wanting to play.

I'm pretty stoked for this, considering I never found a copy for the PS3 where I live.

"Members of the PC Master Race..."

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anyways fuck yes, i have this baby in my sights, week one for sure, just need to confirm is a good port

btw a bit slow reporting this arent ya escapist?

Nice, I'll definitely pick this up when it comes to Steam, I like what I heard about it.

Comrade_Beric:
I want the game but I'm just waiting for someone to report on how good/bad the port is. If the port is good, I absolutely will play it. I just want to make sure I don't get bitten by the hype for what turned out to be a bad port again.

In other news, being a PC player pays off again. Now if we can just get Red Dead Redemption...

If it helps, Sega already confirmed via Twitter that the game was going to support 60 FPS and resolutions of 1080p and higher if your hardware supports it. I don't think they've talked about specific graphics options, but the fact that they've considered that some PC gamers have already moved past 1080p strikes me as being a good sign.

Sarah LeBoeuf:

OtherSideofSky:
Now if only there could be a sequel that wasn't hamstrung by PSP hardware limitations and writing somehow even more anime than the original. Or even just more games copying the gameplay concept. Seriously, VC was the biggest advancement in turn-based strategy in at least a decade, so why isn't it its own genre by now?

Am I the only one who loved VCII and didn't care that it was on PSP? Played over 200 hours. Love the hell out of that game, PSP and all.

I enjoyed it overall but the maps suffered in both size and level design.

Also, screw the forest escort missions! Such a pain in the ass...

Well I guess at least I'll actually get around to finishing it now.

Sweet! A game I've been wanting to play for the longest time, but couldn't because of the lack of a PS3. I shall finally be able to try it out.

Am I the only one who, while reading this, heard in the back of my head the distinct sound of a certain M. Bison clip?

*YES!*

*YES!*

it would be pretty damn cool if they add a Valkyria Chronicles character to Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed after this

I bought this game many years ago when I anticipated buying a PS3 within the week. I lost my job and didn't get that PS3. I finally got that PS3 this year and popped in my long stored copy of VC. It was awesome. The best SRPG I've played since Tactics Ogre.

Well this will make a few people happy, me I've already played them when they came out as I don't need to wait or beg for ports, and as quite a few characters are getting in on this I'll join in a bit and to them say, all a bit of fun after all:

#Betterthanyou #Heel #Multiplatform #Selfie #WrestlingGod #NotImpressed #BunnyMania

AzrealMaximillion:

SUPA FRANKY:
One by one....we take their exclusives....

I heard about this game way back when, but never go the chance to play it. Lucky it came to PC. Hopefully it does well, and Sega brings over the Yakuza series. There also might be a chance for the Shin Megami Tensei games to come PC side.

I want Yakuza on PC so damn bad. Sega just needs to put the entire Dreamcast library on the PC. Maybe some online mods to get Phantasy Star Online going again.

You are both aware that Yakuza sells small enough numbers that Sega doesn't even see it worth it to bring it over on the PS3? What hope does PC have?
Just buy a PS3 instead of waiting for what'll likely not happen, the Yakuza series is excellent.

This is a really a fantastic title - if you've not played it before, it is an "action-strategy RPG" that is "Fire Emblem / Shining Force" style difficult (that is to say, very hard - characters can die permanently etc.). The anime visuals are excellent and each character, even the "throw away soldiers" have their own personal quirks and benefits that affect how they act in battle, and with each other. For instance, some soldiers may be "Loners" and do worse when surrounded by others, additional ones might be "Country Bred" and get extra accuracy when standing on dirt roads, or have a "pollen allergy" and do worse on grassy fields etc.

This game finally coming to PC, complete with Japanese vocals intact (as they were on PS3), with all the DLC, and a very reasonable price, is more than a worthwhile buy! Oh, if you go to GreenManGaming, you can buy it for around $13 using the coupon code for 23% off! If you have any interest in strategy RPGs (Final Fantasy Tactics, Shining Force, Fire Emblem, Tactics Ogre etc..especially), anime, or just want something new in general, I highly suggest buying the title ASAP! SEGA should be rewarded for bringing this title to PC "correctly" (good price, JP audio, all DLC included etc.) in the hopes that more Japanese games will make their way to PC properly in the future.

With luck, if this version does well than Valkyria Chronicles II and III Extra Edition will be given "HD Remakes" and released for PC, complete with Japanese audio and other language subtitles. As noted in the article, VCII was released on PSP in the West, yet it didn't come with JP audio due to space issues if I recall, and VCIII and VCIII Extra Edition (the "better" version of VCIII released with new characters, DLC etc..) was only released in Japan, again on PSP. Both titles deserve the chance to shine on PC, much the way that Assassin's Creed Liberation was given a HD Enhanced PC version that was successful after a midding PSP release.

RanceJustice:
This is a really a fantastic title - if you've not played it before, it is an "action-strategy RPG" that is "Fire Emblem / Shining Force" style difficult (that is to say, very hard - characters can die permanently etc.). The anime visuals are excellent and each character, even the "throw away soldiers" have their own personal quirks and benefits that affect how they act in battle, and with each other. For instance, some soldiers may be "Loners" and do worse when surrounded by others, additional ones might be "Country Bred" and get extra accuracy when standing on dirt roads, or have a "pollen allergy" and do worse on grassy fields etc.

This game finally coming to PC, complete with Japanese vocals intact (as they were on PS3), with all the DLC, and a very reasonable price, is more than a worthwhile buy! Oh, if you go to GreenManGaming, you can buy it for around $13 using the coupon code for 23% off! If you have any interest in strategy RPGs (Final Fantasy Tactics, Shining Force, Fire Emblem, Tactics Ogre etc..especially), anime, or just want something new in general, I highly suggest buying the title ASAP! SEGA should be rewarded for bringing this title to PC "correctly" (good price, JP audio, all DLC included etc.) in the hopes that more Japanese games will make their way to PC properly in the future.

With luck, if this version does well than Valkyria Chronicles II and III Extra Edition will be given "HD Remakes" and released for PC, complete with Japanese audio and other language subtitles. As noted in the article, VCII was released on PSP in the West, yet it didn't come with JP audio due to space issues if I recall, and VCIII and VCIII Extra Edition (the "better" version of VCIII released with new characters, DLC etc..) was only released in Japan, again on PSP. Both titles deserve the chance to shine on PC, much the way that Assassin's Creed Liberation was given a HD Enhanced PC version that was successful after a midding PSP release.

A lot of talk of PC there, surely you mean on next gen too right? I sure hope you're not suggesting they port those games just to the PC... in fact that raises the question of where is the 360 port? I'm sure I already know the answer, but oddly no one seems to ever bring that up so I have to.

It was on my PS3 to-get list (which is metaphorical I suppose, I haven't written one). Since it is mostly strategy I guess I can get it on PC instead. That's cool, I guess.

*Reads other comments*

Well, I'll indulge. Multi-platform master race reporting.

Fantastic series, played the ever loving hell out of that game. Cannot recommend it highly enough. I thought Valkyria Chronicles II on the PSP was a criminally under-rated title. Captured perfectly a portable model of VC, if the story wasn't garbage it would be near perfect. I never played VC III as I don't speak Japanese. I know you can download an unofficial English patch, but I refuse to CFW my PSP as I consider it piracy.

Moment I saw it I picked it up as a pre-order. Never bought a Playstation 3 and this was the only game that caused me to regret it. Now I am happy knowing we get one of the best games the PS3 ever had.

Already aced every single mission on hardest difficulty, including the DLC ones, but now I have an excuse to do it again!

LaochEire:
I never played VC III as I don't speak Japanese.

It's overall a better game than VC 2 wanted to be. It practically fixes everything that was bad or wrong in 2. And Playing with a bunch of convicts alongside the Original squad is more interesting than a bunch of teenagers in training.

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