Back in July of 2007, while reading through some of the buzz surrounding the upcoming games releasing later that year I caught wind of a PS3 game entitled Battle Field Valkyrie. It had an animated quality reminiscent of a fluid watercolor painting while maintaining slick character profiles and movements — definitely one of the more unique looks I’ve seen in character and game designs over the years. At the time I didn’t own the PS3, and was kind of waiting to see what was going to happen in terms of exclusives etc, but after seeing the numerous screen shots I quickly noted the title, and began looking for more information. It turned out that Battle Field Valkyrie comes from the same creative minds that gave us Sakura Taisen, an extremely popular strategy/dating sim video game series in Japan that quickly became one of my favorite franchises here as well.
If this manages to catch even a nth part of Sakura Taisen’s spirit then I’ll be more than satisfied. Plus, the game combines strategic and RPG elements within the game-play so seeing as how I’m a sucker for sRPG’s I imagine I’ll be in high heaven. At least, that’s what I’m hoping for. No U.S. release date had been announced at the time but it appears that we’ll indeed be getting a localized version of Battle Field Valkyrie: Gallian Chronicles later this Fall. Wa-Hoo!
[If interested, please check out the video on the sidebar for more on this game.]