Sega Nerds has done a pretty interesting in-depth hands-on preview of Valkyria Chronicles for the PS3, with a lot of information most sites missed out.
From the source:
"We were fortunate enough to get our hands on the Japanese version of the soon-to-be-released Valkyria Chronicles a while back, but since it didn't have English subtitles, you can imagine the difficulty we had trying to understand anything going on.
Fortunately for us, and for you, Sega of Europe recently invited us to come to their offices for an extended gaming session of the English version.
Rather than focus too much on the gameplay aspects, which we have covered previously, and you can find out on any of the Japanese reviews, we are going to delve into some of the finer aspects of the game."