Valkyria Chronicles 2 Splits Maps Into Multiple Areas

By Spencer . October 8, 2009 . 8:36pm


Remember the large maps in Valkyria Chronicles? The PSP sequel can’t handle them, but the development team thought of a clever solution around the problem.


In an interview with Joystiq, Sega staff explained the maps in Valkyria Chronicles 2 are split into sections with multiple paths. One route may lead to a horde of enemies, while another road might be full of traps. Sounds like a good idea. Paths with different kinds obstacles add a bit of replay value and suit different play styles.


And, in case you missed it here’s the Tokyo Game Show trailer.



Valkyria Chronicles 2 is slated for January 21, 2010 in Japan. North American recruits can join the Lanseal Royal Military Academy in summer 2010.

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  • AllenSmithee

    Good solution.

    Can’t wait (:

  • Hm. Don´t know what I think of the solution yet. One of the best things with VC was that you were able to sneak up on your opponents by choosing a different route or sending your sniper of to a nearby tower to take care of those pesky enemies that were far away.

    If that is gone then some of the excitment from when you circled around the opponent to attack them from behind is gone.

    But I can imagine why they choose to do so. I just hope I can play it for long hours without my hands acting up.

  • doubletaco

    The more I see of Valkyria 2, the less appealing it looks.

  • Still very upset about the move to portable.
    Hoping that if VC2 does well, they consider another console version.

  • While I really don’t mind the move to the PSP (temporarily…), I do wish they wouldn’t have called this VC 2. Maybe Valkyria Chronicles: Gallian Academy or VC Gaiden… I dunno. It’s just harsh to split a new series of games across platforms. It’d be like seeing Xenosaga 1 on the PS2, then Xenosaga 2 on the XBox, then Xenosaga 3 on the DS. Lame.

    • I would have liked to see this on the PS3 or not called VC2, as well. Valkyria Chronicles Gaiden is not a bad choice if you ask me (I know you didn’t). The paths seem interesting though it’s definitely a step in a slightly different direction for the gameplay.

      It’s a shame that this whole handheld mumbo jumbo works so well in Japan due to commuters. Not that I’m against it-I love it, to a degree, but it’s getting out of hand. I feel like I may go blind and get carpal tunnel if I keep it up with handheld RPGs or just games in general. I think my PSP/DS Library may even dwarf my 360/PS3 library.

      What happened to the console?!

  • animedemon

    wow thy mass produce the Valkyria weapon o.o

  • Marcus70

    I would still really like to see a Valkryia Chronicles sequel or prequel on the PS3. Valkryia Chronicles and Disgaea 3 were the reasons I picked up a PS3 in the first place.

    It funny how three my of favorite PS3 games so far (Valkryia Chronicles, Disgaea 3 and Demon Souls ) do not have sequels coming to the PS3 yet. Maybe some information will come out in 2010 or 2011. I could only hope.

    • raymk

      i dont know maybe now that the ps3 is cheaper they will be more willing to make games for it i’m kind of sad its on psp but i have hope for a sequel somewhere

  • So we’ll still be able to see the whole map when selecting a character right? I don’t know how I feel about this game anymore… On one side I’m excited about the multiplayer, and the fact that the best game ever made is getting a sequel, but on the other side it being on a portable, and all the cut backs/work arounds they’re doing to make it work on the PSP is a bit discouraging.

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