After much rumour and speculation, SEGA has finally confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles 3 is indeed on the way, and that its platform of choice is once again the PSP.
Titled ‘Valkyria Chronicles 3: Unrecorded Chronicles’, the game will take place in Europe, 1935 and will focus on Gallian Army squad 422, which consists of criminals, deserters and the like. This squad also has the rather charming nickname of ‘the Nameless’ because its members are referred to by number. Of course things aren’t exactly black and white, and some of the squad members have been placed in 422 rather unjustly.
The game is no longer mission based, instead you will encounter battles as you work your way through the story. The battle system is getting tweaked, and the maps will be more expansive and varied. Wireless play won’t be included – instead the resources that would have gone into that are being distributed to various other gameplay mechanics.
In an interview with Famitsu, Valkyria Chronicles 3 producer Shinji Motoyama commented on the fact that the franchise has not returned to the PS3 as they have yet to come up with an idea revolutionary enough – that’s not to say a PS3 game has been ruled out.
He also feels that portability is a big plus, saying:
“In an era where everyone is busy, we felt PSP was best in order to make Valkyria Chronicles bigger.”
Has the fact that SEGA has stuck with the PSP put you off the game?