Valkyria Revolution is coming to Western gamers, as we learned not too long ago.
What with the lack of news surrounding the original “Valkyria Chronicles” sub-series of the Valkyria franchise, perhaps there have been many anxious fans wondering if we’d ever see something like Valkyria Chronicles again. As we are now learning, that might not be such a remote possibility.
An interview with the Japanese PSBlog featuring series director Takeshi Ozawa and producer Yoichi Shimosato (with translated comments from this nichegamer article) reveals that SEGA does not plan on keeping the Valkyria Chronicles sub-series of games dormant. What this may mean specifically, we cannot say for sure. The highest hopes are certainly placed on a high-end Valkyria Chronicles 4 set on Playstation 4, but we have yet to see how SEGA feels about such a project.
Dualshockers, by way of 4Gamer, also notes in an interview with Takeshi Ozawa that he hopes to share an important piece of news regarding the Valkyria series. He says that Valkyria: Azure Revolution is one title that expands the Valkyria IP, and that there should be more news to share about the Valkyria IP in the year 2017.
All of this being said, I will speak for myself in saying that it can be pretty safely concluded that there will be another Valkyria Chronicles title, and that it will be announced some time next year. But such a possibility doesn’t preclude it from being a mobile game, or being on handhelds, or otherwise not being a Valkyria on Playstation 4. The Valkyria Chronicles series is understood to be moderately popular in the West, but tantalizing as the prospect of Valkyria Chronicles 4 may be, it’s a risky move.
…one that we would all most certainly welcome!
But with that being said, what do you think of these new comments? Do you feel optimistic about these hints?
A VC3(+2) remake and localization (an PC port maybe) would make me happy enough, anything better than this would be awesome. Anything on mobile would be another nail in the coffin!
It didn’t occur to me at all that VC3/2 remakes would be on the table. Not opposed to it, but I wonder if Japanese VC fans would be on board. Valkyria doesn’t have any real footing among consumers anymore in Japan, and the console space is deadly as it is.
I could foresee either course, at the moment. SEGA could simply drop the numbered titling from any Valkyria Chronicles sequel if they decided to go for that route. If VC3/VC2 is remade, I do hope that more care is given to the maps – I’ve heard that there’s a lot of map reuse from VC2.
Reused VC2 maps in VC3 are from secondary missions I believe, VC2 has a ton of mandatory secondary missions in order to continue the main story, all repeated maps, and for me this was the worst part of the game, the ridiculous grindfest, but VC3 does not force you to do those missions and you can ignore them, at least on the first campaigns, I didn’t finish the game.
Oh and I would be completely fine with any VC game that has not a 4 or nothing to do with Galia, first thing I thought when finishing the original game was “I want peace for those soldiers forever after!”, and then VC2 came with a civil war…