Given Sega’s recent announcement that Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP) would indeed be coming to U.S. shores in Summer 2010 I figured I’d best take a moment to voice my appreciation to everyone involved for the original game (which I’ll still be playing years from now) and for all of the fans out there that got the word out and made it the back door success story that it became. No doubt that support helped lead to the creation of a PSP-sequel where not only will we be able to experience a new chapter in Galia’s struggle against oppression, but another success on this platform could [potentially open the door for future console releases so here’s hoping VCII finds an even bigger audience than the first one ended up finding and that we get more of this great series as a result. Actually, thought this quote from the Playstation blog about the possibility of future games was pretty interesting in that regard:
We’re still developing Valkyria Chronicles 2 so, to be honest, we’re not really thinking about Valkyria Chronicles 3, 4 or 5 at this point. Just in terms of how our team develops titles and our way of thinking when we choose the platform for each of our titles, it’s not necessarily “let’s make a PS3 game!”. It’s more a case of “what kind of game do we want to make?”. For example, the first Valkyria was on the PS3 because of all the features we wanted to incorporate into the game and we felt the PS3 was the most suitable platform, so that’s how we develop games in our team. So potentially Valkyria Chronicles 3, or another title that we work on next might be on the PS3, it might still be on the PSP, we don’t know at this point.
Because we’ve already got experience of working on the PS3 and now we’re developing another game on the PSP, that just adds to our level of experience and understanding of these platforms and will definitely help us in determining what is the best platform for the next game that we make.
I know I’m excited about the opportunity to take the game with me when traveling, work, school, etc. given the addictive nature of the SRPG gameplay, and by all indications the presentation will be about as top-notch as the PSP can provide. Which is extremely impressive given what the trailer below indicates. So, stay tuned for more on the game and in the meantime feel free to check out the newly released Japanese trailer for an idea of what you can expect: