We knew it was coming but now Sega have now officially confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 2 will be released world wide… sometime next year.
Sega revealed the game is due to hit our shores sometime next summer in 2010. Quite a few people are disappointed that sequel is coming to the PSP but at least it’s getting a proper sequel that will actually see an English release. Unlike Shining Force Feathers.
Sega also released the above, very short, trailer to wet our appetites. The game is looking fantastic so the move to the handheld shouldn’t be too damaging, and if it has another Skies of Arcadia cameo sneaked in I’ll be as happy as punch.
Press Release follows:
SEGA Announces Valkyria Chronicles II for PLAYSTATION Portable
LONDON & SAN FRANCISCO (16th September 2009) -SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Valkyria ChroniclesTM II, is coming exclusively to the PLAYSTATION® portable. PSP owners will be able to experience the highly acclaimed mix of distinctive visuals and addictive gameplay first seen in Valkyria ChroniclesTM, one of the most highly reviewed tactical RPGs ever to appear on the PLAYSTATION® 3 computer entertainment system.
The story of Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.
“Valkyria Chronicles received widespread critical acclaim when it launched on PS3 last year,” said Gary Knight, European Marketing Director, SEGA Europe Ltd. “It has quickly become one of our most respected franchises, so we’re delighted to be able to continue the saga on the PSP. We hope that fans of the series will enjoy the freedom of experiencing Valkyria wherever they are and that a new audience will be able to discover the universe on their PSPs.”
The “CANVAS” engine, originally developed internally by SEGA Game Studios Japan for Valkyria ChroniclesTM on the PLAYSTATION 3, is being fully redesigned for the graphical capabilities of the PSP. This incredibly distinctive engine will power over 20 new distinct and visually stunning environments within which players will have hundreds of different missions to explore.
Valkyria Chronicles’ “BLiTZ” battle system has also been re-designed to offer players the freedom to strategically move around the environment and attack enemies using real-time controls, something never before seen in the tactical role-playing game genre.
Valkyria ChroniclesTM II will be available for the PLAYSTATION® Portable in summer 2010.