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Valkyria Chronicles: A Strategy RPG Meets FPS Concoction

By Spencer . November 18, 2008 . 10:45pm

Beyond Valkryia Chronicle’s eye catching Canvas engine is a deep tactics game completely unlike the buffet of grid based strategy RPGs. At the start of each round players are given command points. These are used to select a unit to control from a detailed military map which marks all of the allies, enemies, and cover […]

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Valkyria Chronicles Getting An Anime

By Spencer . November 12, 2008 . 7:07am

We’re going to be seeing a lot more of Valkyria Chronicles. Well, Japan is going to be seeing a lot more of Valkyria Chronicles. Sega is partnering with A-1 Pictures to create a televised Valkyria Chronicles animated series set to come out next spring. I hope A-1 keeps the watercolor look that made Valkyria Chronicles […]

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Hatsune Miku Enlists In Valkyria Chronicles’ Gallian Army

By Spencer . November 5, 2008 . 1:32am

This may be the only time I share something in common with vocaloid idol Hatsune Miku, we’re both fans of Valkyria Chronicles. To commemorate the launch of the second downloadable episode in Japan Sega is dressing her up like Valkyria Chronicles’ heroine Alicia Melchiott. Ms. Miku doesn’t look ready to fight since she’s carrying a […]

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Extra Valkyria Chronicles Episodes With Edie And Selvaria Coming Next Year

By Spencer . November 4, 2008 . 4:26pm

Valkyria Chronicles just shipped in North America today. Before Sega can tally sales here they are confirming two of the downloadable content packs already out in Japan will get released in North America “early next year”. The first pack focuses on Edie, an allied side character. The second pack has players flip sides and attack […]

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Phantasy Star Zero Crosses Over With Other Sega Games

By Spencer . October 30, 2008 . 7:09pm

Sega is promoting Phantasy Star Zero pre-orders with a pack of guest weapon trading cards. These special items are: Selvaria’s Spear from Valkyria Chronicles, Valiant from Blazer Drive, and the Gunsword Blade Cannon from Shining Wind. Sorry, if you were expecting the gun from Shadow the Hedgehog or anything like that. The only comical item […]

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Valkyria Chronicles DLC Lets You Be The Evil Empire

By Spencer . September 29, 2008 . 9:07am

Sega has a second downloadable episode of Valkyria Chronicles scheduled to come out in Japan this October. The twist is you get to control Selvaria and invade Gallia, the small nation you’re trying to defend in the main storyline. Attack with Selvaria contains new story sequences, battles, voice acting, and a chance to unlock the […]

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Valkyria Chronicles Demo Coming To PSN In Two Weeks

By Spencer . September 26, 2008 . 6:40pm

Sega is giving Valkyria Chronicles a fair push with a downloadable demo designed for the US. However, it’s being bundled with October’s issue of paid issue of Qore scheduled to come out on October 9. Keep your fingers crossed it come out as a standalone download at a later date like other Qore content. While […]

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Sega’s Public San Francisco Valkyria Chronicles Shindig

By Spencer . September 22, 2008 . 9:26am

If you’re around the San Francisco area Sega is throwing a pre-launch Valkryia Chronicles event at the PlayStation Store in the Sony Metreon this Friday, September 26th. Ryutaro Nonaka, the Valkyria Chronicles Producer at Sega Japan, will be on hand to answer your questions and sign posters provided at the party. Sega will be giving […]

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Sega makes Valkyria Chronicles capsule toys

By Spencer . August 18, 2008 . 8:46pm

It’s only a few months until Valkyria Chronicles comes out in November. In Japan it’s a different story. Valkyria Chronicles has been around since April and gashapon toy maker Yujin already released a series of Valkyria Chronicles toys in stores. The set has five toys in all. You can see Alicia, Isara, Rosie, and Eleanor […]

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Valkyria Chronicles comes out in November with voiceover options

By Spencer . August 14, 2008 . 3:57pm

Sega sent over a friendly reminder that Valkyria Chronicles has an official release date. We’ll get a chance to pick up in English on November 11. I spoke with Christopher Kaminski, Associate Producer of Valkyria Chronicles, to find out if the downloadble content recently released in Japan would find its way to North America. He […]

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The PSP outlook: Valkyria Chronicles, Resistance PSP, and Ratchet PSP bundle

By Spencer . July 15, 2008 . 12:39pm

For the younger crowd Sony is selling a Ratchet & Clank PSP bundle pack with a 1GB memory stick, National Treasure, Echochrome, Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters and a slim silver PSP for $199. Sony Bend is developing Resistance: Retribution, a newly announced game. Super Stardust Portable, Patapon 2, Valkyria Chronicles, and LocoRoco 2 were […]

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Valkyria Chronicles extended with new episodes

By Spencer . June 30, 2008 . 11:19am

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice isn’t the only strategy RPG to add scenarios with downloadable content. Sega is running a similar business model with Senjo no Valkyria, better known as Valkyria Chronicles internationally. In August, Sega will patch Japanese copies of the game for free to prepare them for a wave of downloadable content. It […]

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Valkyria Chronicles: Forever Remembered

By Rolando . May 15, 2008 . 7:50pm

There really aren't enough words to help me begin this introduction to my Valkyria Chronicle's playtest. It had seemed for quite some time that Sega had completely forgotten the SRPG (or RPG in general) genre completely, what with its Shining Force titles now being Action RPGs and the last "real" Shining Force being Shining Force […]

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Update: Prefacing Valkyria Chronicles

By Rolando . May 3, 2008 . 4:24pm

I didn't think that after coming out of Rondo of Swords I'd find myself playing another SRPG laden in strategy and the need to carefully conduct your every move. Not that using your brain to its maximum potential is a bad thing, but you'd think that after investing so much thought into one game the […]

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How Skies of Arcadia got merged with Valkyria Chronicles

By Spencer . May 1, 2008 . 12:49pm

In an interview with Watch Impress Ryutaro Nonoka, the producer of Valkyria Chronicles, explains how Vyse the Bold and Aika got added into the PlayStation 3 game. The director of Valkyria Chronicles, Shuntaro Tanaka, is also the director of Skies of Arcadia. Since the settings for both games felt compatible mesh of worlds occurred and […]