Valkyria Chronicles 3 TGS reveal confirmed - Report

Sega's Tokyo Game Show stage show page indicates the publisher will formally announce next installment in turn-based strategy series on Sept. 16.

Sega hasn't been masking its overtures toward Valkyria Chronicles 3 particularly well. In late August, the Japanese gaming press unearthed a URL registration for "Valkyria3.jp," one that was secured by Sega. A week later, and the publisher began its formal teaser campaign for the game, launching the cryptically named Web site Code1935.jp, but plastering it with an image that heavily recalls the WWII-set turn-based strategy series.

Just in case Sega's actual teaser site wasn't conclusive enough…

With the Tokyo Game Show descending upon the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Japan, this week, it appears as if Sega's big reveal for the game is imminent. The reason for that suspicion comes courtesy of Andria Sang, which calls attention to Sega's TGS stage page.

As it appears currently, the page is in a .gif extension format, teasing a number of "Coming Soon" announcements that begin on Thursday, September 16. However, after a curious gamer changed that ".gif" extension to ".jpg," those Coming Soon sessions flipped to read "Valkyria Chronicles 3: Voice Actor Announcement and Game Presentation," according to Andria Sang. Sega has since corrected the reported oversight, with the .jpg trick now returning an error page.

The original Valkyria Chronicles scored high marks from critics upon its arrival for the PlayStation 3 in November 2008. Valkyria Chronicles 2 arrived in the US for the PSP last month and also received critical approbation. The game picked up two years after the events of the original, which saw the fictional country of Gallia sandwiched between two warring superpowers.

Sega's stage show listing did not indicate what platform Valkyria Chronicles 3 would arrive for. GameSpot will be on hand at TGS 2010 to provide updates on Valkyria Chronicles 3 if and when they arrive.

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giantming
giantming

looked it up and it says "valkyria chronicles 3: unrecorded chronicles (PSP) " ...why did they do this to us?....

raza3
raza3

p.....s......p wtf

akiwak
akiwak

I saw no advertisements for the game but I still wound up buying it because of word of mouth. My PSN friends said they were playing the game and loved it. I must say I was really surprised at how much I enjoyed the first game. I can't wait for the third installment to come out.

larryed112
larryed112

I liked VCII on the PSP but miss the epic battles of VC I. I also dont really think the multiple small maps with the gateway flags really "work" that well in the game. So great news about there being a VCIII just a shame its not on the PS3.

JjaRaJaJja
JjaRaJaJja

fyi for those who dont, it says its for psp at the end of the vid

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

For everyone whining about this not being on the PS3, please direct your complaints to the PS3 user base instead. Had they actually bought the original game, you'd have home console sequels coming out of your ears. Instead, everyone bought another Final Fantasy or Modern Warfare game instead, forcing Sega to scale back their budget and expectations and put it on a handheld, trying to make a modest profit from an inexpensive investment. It's either the PSP, or nothing. I'll take the PSP. Strategy games are great on the go.

chartovar
chartovar

VC 1 was great... i loved the entire game... this last installment will make me love the franchise even more... hoping it´s released this year!

pleasureinevil
pleasureinevil

One of the guys in the background looks like the typical Final Fantasy protagonist. With very baggy pants.

Todaishi
Todaishi

SEGA! You still have a fanbase for Valkyria Chronicles on the PS3! Do yourselves a favour and release it on the PS3 exclusively! Or at least on both the PS3 and PSP! PUH-LEASE!!!

madsnakehhh
madsnakehhh

This needs to be on home consoles, only there you could experience the true colors of VC, i've been reading everywhere that everything was toned down in the PSP, and replaced by that school sim date setting.

giantming
giantming

bring it to PS3 and I'll buy it day one!

fkbwii
fkbwii

It'll be on the PS3. They're not about to leave us PS3 owners high and dry.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

awesomeness. a ps3 version would be bleddy good. i loved the first game.

Ansgarr
Ansgarr

pls pls pls pls pls do it for the ps3!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Joker_268
Joker_268

man this would be soo much better on the ps3

Rottenwood
Rottenwood

Great news. I know a lot of people will be upset about it not landing on the PS3, but let's face it, it's a niche game. There's no way the sales can justify an expensive big-budget treatment. Be glad the series lives on at all.

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

At least I won't need to buy PS3 but can still sympathize with PS3 owners. I hope PSP2 launch is close enough so we can get VC4 on it with graphics that make justice to the great art style.

m48a5lfcss
m48a5lfcss

Its for psp , would have been nice if it was for ps3 but games are easier and a LOT cheaper if made on psp and the way SEGA always was I didnt expect anything less.

Marmotas
Marmotas

This is full of... "meh", its good that they are keeping the IP and making more games, but at the same time its dissapointing... they took tons of stuff from the original VC like the artwork, awesome character models, great scale battles, awesome voice acting, etc, and dumbed it down too much in VC2 just to fit it on the PSP. I just cant avoid the feeling i get while playing VC2 in the PSP ..."this is good, but how much better it would be if it where on the PS3"

thelegendlives5
thelegendlives5

Come on make it multi-platform so more people enjoy it

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

I know people are kinda put down its on PSP again but at least its coming out so I'm happy I love this series by far my favorite @DFBTG @JediKnight66 @BlackBaldwin Sorry to say but its been confirmed else where but Valkyria Chronicles III is on PSP http://img340.imageshack.us/img340/7746/1284515043023.jpg As you can see in the top corner PSP

thattotally
thattotally

Not bad, Sega are really making a whole series out of these games eh? I can understand the cheaper development costs on the PSP but it would still have been nice for them to make it on the ps3.

DFBTG
DFBTG

Please, oh please, make it for the PS3.

robertwarnes91
robertwarnes91

I wouldn't mind if Sega releases Valkyria 3 on the PSP. Because in Valkyria 2 the multiple small area set up for each battle (as result of the PSP limitations) made battles more mangable and enjoyable. In many ways the limitations of the PSP made it a better game than the original.

Quietpower09
Quietpower09

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JediKnight66
JediKnight66

I am going to go ape**** on Sega if this is a PSP exclusive again. >=(

LordRaymond
LordRaymond

Valkyria Chronicles 3 is not comming to the PS3? What Sega?

Turkeysoup1
Turkeysoup1

Confirmed, VC3 is for the PSP, not the PS3. Check Kotaku or the latest issue of Famitsu

HollowNinja
HollowNinja

Please let this be a PS3 game, please, please. Just not another handheld game.

BlackBaldwin
BlackBaldwin

most likely the game will be on the ps3 and on the other consoles.... VC2 was on the psp just as a bait tactic I believe. Sega will send VC most likely as a multi platform release... Its a trend most developers are taking now adays...

warrner11
warrner11

watch sega sell out and set it on the 360 along with the ps3

RedMageNeko
RedMageNeko

Hopefully it will be for the PS3. Now don't get me wrong, VC2 is a GREAT game. I love the crap out of it. But I can't help but remember the large scale, crazy battles where it felt like it was a hundred to one odds against me and pulling out on top. I mean, the battle on the plains between you and Sylvaria, hiding in trenchlines because if you pop out your ripped to shreds in an instant? So much epic, drove me crazy doing it, but when I won I felt like a king. Can't wait to see what the story will bring.

Marmotas
Marmotas

I love VC2 in the PSP, BUT, many of the shortcomings of the game could have been easily avoided having it in the PS3... im greatly dissapointed with VC3 being in the PSP. They said that they will do VC3 in the PS3 if VC2 was doing well, it did... and nothing.

meluvulongtime8
meluvulongtime8

It's too bad it'll prolly be on PSP and not PS3. The first one is one of my favorites of this gen.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

It has been announced in this week's issue of Famitsu magazine that the third game will be released on the PSP. I am not surprised about this, as I do not think the franchise would survive long on the PS3.

Stabby
Stabby

Please, no more cliche high school-esque setting and story in the second one. Bring it back to the first.

Zidaneski
Zidaneski

Sweeeeeeet. Currently in October of Valkyria Chronicles II. I'm loving all the customization features, especially being able to trick out the tank and unleash mayhem.

bibliomaniac15
bibliomaniac15

If the art and more likeable plot and characters from the first combine with the gameplay improvements of the seconds, this game will be crazier good.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

the first was cool at first then put me to sleep. Most Japanese games cant hold my interest at all anymore. resident evil, bayoneta, that's about it lately. sad thing is I live in japan and speak japanese. I love Japan but I am starting to hate their games.