Valkyria Chronicles 3 anime adaptation out next month

Online versions out in April; Blu-Ray and DVD versions out in June.

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The third game in the Valkyria Chronicles series has been staying healthy on the charts in Japan. Following in the footsteps of the first two games, Sega will not only be releasing the anime adaptation of Valkyria Chronicles 3, subtitled Tagatame no Juusou, on native soil next month, but will also offer bonus missions for those who purchase them.

According to Sega's official Original Video Animation site, the first part of the two-part OVA will be released in advance on Japanese PlayStation Store and Sony's Qriocity video-on-demand service from April 13 to May 12. The high-definition and standard-definition versions of the first part will be sold for 500 yen and 400 yen respectively.

The Nameless Squad and Squad 7 team up in the bonus mission from the OVA's online release.

Viewers who purchase the show online will receive a product code for a special Valkyria Chronicles 3 mission for the PSP. The mission is titled "Innen no Taiketsu" and features a "what if" scenario where the Nameless team works with Valkyria Chronicles' original Squad 7 group.

The retail versions of the first part, both Blu-Ray and DVD versions, will only be out on June 29. The limited editions (labeled as two versions: Black Package and Blue Package) will include different audio commentary and a download code for an extra Valkyria Chronicles 3 episode called "Isara Hashiru." The episode explains the backstory behind the OVA and features Isara Gunther, a character from the first Valkyria Chronicles. The Blu-Ray and DVD versions of the limited edition will cost 6,090 yen and 5,040 yen respectively.

The second part's release date has yet to be determined. Valkyria Chronicles 3 will be out in English in the first quarter of 2011 for the PSP.

Discussion

10 comments
Xx_Kares_xX
Xx_Kares_xX

This sucks, looks like VCIII isn't being localized after all...

rkocena54
rkocena54

The anime should be really like the game or it would not be that good.

soulless4now
soulless4now

I will watch this as soon as I watch 100 other animes first. :P

Kleeyook
Kleeyook

Not looking forward that much. I think it's supposed to be a couple OVAs, nowhere near the original VC that has 26 episodes. :(

DarkNataku
DarkNataku

Lets start a count down. Hopefully we get all the bonuses too.

ChaosDynasty
ChaosDynasty

@williamjulius At the end of the article its saids no exact date but VC3 will be out in english on the first quarter of 2011 for the psp.

williamjulius
williamjulius

@ChaosDynasty: How do you know VC3 is being localized?

Shadow-Elite
Shadow-Elite

Can't wait for VC3. Didnt like VC2 much...

Eribuster_basic
Eribuster_basic

This is the first I heard of the direct-to-video animation release. Pretty neat.

ChaosDynasty
ChaosDynasty

Great news. It is being localized. I love the valkyria chronicles series.