Only heard about this a few days ago was surprised that it was getting a PC release within a few weeks, it is one of my three favourite RPG games on the PS3 alongside Folklore and Disgaea 4; Valkyria Chronicles was one of those games that's really good but not many people have either played this or even heard of it. Sega did confirm through Twitter that the original Valkyria Chronicles is coming to the PC. Their tweet in full: "Gallia, to arms! Return to the original battle on PC. More info coming soon..." what makes it even better deal is that all of the DLC that was with it on the PS3 will all be on the PC release in one game.
Story is set in Europa, loosely based on Europe during the early years of World War II. Because of its abundance of Ragnite ore, which takes the place of petroleum in the game setting, the neutral nation of Gallia comes under attack from the East Europan Imperial Alliance, which is itself engaged in a war with the Atlantic Federation. You take control of a unit of the Gallian Militia, dedicated to repelling the invasion. What really made Valkyria Chronicles stand out was the coloured canvas visuals with a water colour painting in motion especially on character designs and animation; even the soundtrack had a few emotional themes overall based on war and sadness. When you select your troops and what soliders you want to control and move on the battlefield if one of those gets shot down by the enemy and fail to get a medic to them within 3 turns they will die in battle.
Did you also know that there was also an Anime series of this as well with 26 episodes including a Manga volumes based on the series. Two more sequels were released for the PSP, rest of the world got Valkyria Chronicles II back in September 2010 story takes place two years after the onset of the Second Europan War, the game's story focuses on a military academy as its cadets seek to prevent an ethnic cleansing campaign by a ruthless rebel group. Nice idea of it being released on handheld especially the PSP but some fans were a little disappointed that it wasn't on the PS3, but Valkyria Chronicles II did get some good scores and reviews from both reviewers and gamers. But the bad news was the sales were pretty poor outside of Japan due to the fact half the people that owned a PSP just easily hacked their PSP's and download the games illegally for free instead of buying the UMD copy of the game in stores or downloading the Digital Version on the PSN Store. Valkyria Chronicles III was released in Japan back in January 2011 but it never got released outside of Japan since then which lead major disappointment to the fans of the series who were looking forward to seeing it at E3 2011 but SEGA decided not to release on neither UMD or Digital Download due to the poor sales of the last game and many people hacking their PSP's.
There is a group called Gallian Liberation Front which has nearly 4000 members on their Facebook page this is an organized group of dedicated Sega fans seeking the international localization of Valkyria Chronicles III on PSN for the likes of the PSP and PS Vita. However, an unofficial English fan translation was eventually was later released on December 25, 2013, for the Extra Edition. But this group is still going strong till today since it was first established in August 2011 just like Operation Rainfall which released Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower all for the Nintendo Wii outside of Japan. If you were one of those people that missed out on the PS3 version of Valkyria Chronicles would highly recommend you to check the game out yourself over on Steam.
Fan of the series, what were your thoughts of the PC release being announced?
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