Now that the official japanese site is up, the next SRPG from SEGA for the PSP, Valkyria Chronicles 2, shows itself a bit.
Looks promising. Looks like I'd have to give Billy a BJ to let me create a handheld device. Sony FTW!!! J. Allard
THis is looking good! Pity it aint on the PS3, but i think they'll get more sales from a PSP release, just please include multi player! I'd love to play against a friends team!
4 player strategy battles? It can be an all out war, or team wars. Or 4 player co-op strategy battles? It would be interesting if they found out a way to implement 4 player ad-hoc/online battles. By the way, is it just me... or did everyone forget about the Parasite Eve PSP game?
simply looks amazing.. i would hope sony will one day buy out sega as a first party cuz sega has a sh!t load of potential out there and Valkyria chronicles is one that proves they can show'em how its done. :)
really nice graphics cant wait to play this in the train
Why the PSP SEGA?... Whhhhyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy?
Because if PS3 owners actually went and BOUGHT the first game, they might have made the sequel for PS3. It costs a lot less to develop on PSP and more likely to sell more copies on PSP, therefore its a much lower risk developing on PSP. Its like handhelds are getting all the great RPGs, basically because people suck and only buy blockbuster FPS titles nowadays so publishers are less likely to risk putting up the high costs of developing 360/PS3 games.
VC sold reasonably well in Europe and it moved quite a few copies in NA and Japan after the price cut. Also developing the sequel on the PS3 wouldn't be as expensive as the first game, seing as they could recycle a lot of the work done on VC1 (such as the game engine). Oh well, there's always hope for a PS2 port right? *crosses fingers*
I still don't believe this is Valkyria Chronicles "2". Right now thats a typo to me. This will just be a side story.
http://valkyria2.jp/ Even if the official website clearly says 2 right? And if you go on the blog... http://blog.valkyria.jp/ Eddie says, "The original was on PlayStation 3, why is it on PlayStation Portable?" The chief producer responds and to sum up what he says, pretty much wants to expand the audience of Valkyria Chronicles and wants more people to experience the gem that is VC thus they decided to release it on the PSP Homer then asks, "You mean a true sequel?" And producer says yes and how it's set for 2 years after the story in #1 with new story, new characters, and new setting. Eddie asks if the characters are part of the militia like her Producer says no, they're cadets Eddie insults them... Umm what else Producer says it'll play like original but it will have wider range of customization options like for your tank. You'll now be able to switch out who the tank crew is for the tank. You'll also have unit customization as seen in the screenshot. There's also AD-HOC mode but he didn't really say much details regarding this, said to wait for a followup. I think it's co-op though but I'm not 100% sure, only did a very rough translation so if someone with more experience can translate this that'd be great... PSP®「プレイステーション・ポータブル」で、 「BLiTZ」をいつでもどこでも、思う存分遊んで欲しいです ね。 あと、アドホックモードでの通信プレイにも対応しますので、 続報を楽しみにしていてください。 It's the 2nd portion where they mention AD HOC but judging from this screenshot... http://valkyria.sega.jp/blo... I'm going to go with co-op :3 Next week will be the next interview
gonna trade in world at war for this game this coming pay day
Well as far as I can see(kinda hard since most of the in game shots are so small) It looks as if the game will not take to big a hit graphically from the move to PSP. The only thing left to wonder is if the story of this one will be as epic, emotional and hard hitting as the first. Given the setting and the whole school thing I doubt it however that's not to say it won't be. Look at Persona 3. It had a school setting and has one hell of a awesome story. Looking forward to this. I would bet if this does well we may be able to see more games in the series on the PS3.
PSP really bringing it. Sony seems to be real serious about their handheld device. Lots of games planned.
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