Valkyria Chronicles 3 Developer Working On Magic & Cannon RPG

By Ishaan . September 16, 2013 . 1:15pm

Wild Arms  and Valkyria Chronicles 3 developer Media Vision are working on a new RPG for DeNA. Titled Magic & Cannon, the game is headed to the Mobage platform on iOS and Android devices sometime in the near future and pre-registration is open now.


Magic & Cannon is a 3D RPG, with DeNA saying you will be able to freely control your party movement inside dungeons, on fields and during battles. The game has your characters wearing various hats based on different animals, which grant them their abilities.


Magic & Cannon will be a free-to-play game with item micro-transactions. DeNA have not announced a firm release date for the game yet.


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  • Cody

    You know what I would prefer?

    “Valkyria Chronicles 3 developer working on Valkyria Chronicles 3 for PSV in NA… and EU because those guys need love too”

    • Andar

      The original was a big hit on PS3. Maybe, just maybe (don’t get your hopes up) we’ll see something happen with the PS4 as well.

      • malek86

        If they didn’t bother making the sequels on PS3, I doubt it was such a hit. And given that Sega is in dire straits, and that PS4 development is likely even more expensive, I wouldn’t exactly hold my breath.

        • Andar

          I think part of the reason they made a sequel on PSP at all is because it made for a game with an easier development cycle following a popular and established title. Keep in mind that the state of the PSP in Japan is very different than it is anywhere else. The first game is still considered to be a major critical success in all regions, and is highly acclaimed. Initial sales were high in Japan, and though weaker at first in the West, they eventually increased dramatically.

          However, the sequel was considered to be of inferior quality across the board, which really hurt their options on where to go next. Plus, PS3 development has always been considered to be difficult and expensive. One of the plus sides of PS4 development is that it is supposedly going to rectify those last two problems.

          But you are right about Sega’s current unfortunate situation, and like I already said, there’s no reason to get your hopes up, as it’s a very unlikely scenario.

        • Cody

          VC was a critical hit, not a financial hit.

        • Lester Paredes

          They didn’t bother making the sequels for PS3 because Japan doesn’t consider handheld gaming inferior. Also, the sheer numbers of people who own portable systems to play on their commutes.

    • Ava1on

      That works, but I’d settle for this game not being a Mobage title.

    • Ouch My Head Said Dionysus

      Wild Arms developer working on Wild Arms 6

      • Reiswindy

        What I would do if that were true….
        One can dream…

  • Andrew Arndt

    this look pretty awsome

  • Milla

    remember just cuz its a mobile game doesnt make it bad.

  • z_merquise

    Just a mention of Valkyria Chronicles 3 grabbed my attention.

    Also, after all these years, I never knew VC 3 is outsourced.

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      My mind was blown as well!

    • Kai2591

      and here I thought the developers of VC1 did VC3….

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    This is a title I guess I could appreciate on mobile. Looks simple yet satisfying enough.

  • Razzlero

    I got too excited when I saw “Valkyria Chronicles 3” :(

  • klkAlexar

    I got excited when I saw WA and VC3. I really should know better by now. I like mobile games, but I like playing in my 3ds more.

  • Demeanor

    Ferrari and Maserati engineers are hard at work on a new kind of tricycle…

  • ragingmerifes

    I get so sad seeing those absolutely wonderful games made by amazing developers and know that I’ll never play them in English… or even play them at all, since my phone is old.

  • Arcana Wiz

    i would buy this just cause of VC3, and yes i’m that desesperate.

  • Looks like Bravely Default.

  • epy

    I remember when we used to complain that RPGs were going to handhelds instead of consoles. Those days seem mighty fine now.

  • Pockystix

    poor guys

    from VC3 to this

  • Kaseladen

    Its like every day Japan looks for ways to make me more depressed.

  • Mimi

    is it being localized?…… perhaps?

  • JohnNiles

    *sees article title*

    *reads “Mobage”*

  • M’iau M’iaut

    Seriously folks. These mobile threads are not going to continue being the place to spew vitriol and venom. I am sorry you don’t use phones for gaming or recognize that phones are a gaming platform. Media.Vision has been making mobile games this entire generation, this is nothing new.

    This is not a matter of ‘but it is my opinion’ — such behavior is no more acceptable than I hate such and such console or I hate shooters. If you can’t bring something conversational into your opinions, please take them elsewhere.


    Adding a couple of quick links here so folks can better understand why we are taking such a strong line against ‘mobile games aren’t real games’. Both show how these games continue to bring new people into the world of gaming and that yes, there are folks having enough fun with mobile games to write about them on a rather serious sports and entertainment news and opinion site like Grantland.

    It is a new world out there folks and throwing out a bunch of ignorant, blind and derogatory garbage only makes us look like the idiots.

    • I would like to add that one of the earliest precursors to video games is Tennis For Two, which was programmed on an oscilloscope. Sometimes, people tend to forget that what makes a “game” is in the software (much to elaborate on how, but that’s a separate topic), not the hardware.

    • JohnNiles

      The platform is not the problem. The business strategy that goes along with it is.

      Mobage’s reputation precedes itself.

      “Magic & Cannon will be a free-to-play game with item micro-transactions.”

  • Jan Daryll Palanca

    Hmmm… so …….no plans for VC 3 to be released in English?
    Luckily a group of promising fan trans. are working on it!

  • It looks terribly cute and quite charming. Supposing I get an Android phone when it comes out, I may try and find a way to play it.

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