Tim Schafer recently said that gamers often worry too much about sales , and that if you make a great game, publishers will still want to talk to you. In other words, quality doesn't go unnoticed.
This somewhat idealistic sentiment applies to Sega's excellent RPG, Valkyria Chronicles . It may not have sold a trillion copies but its popularity is still gaining steam to this day, and next week, North American and European fans will be treated to the first three pieces of downloadable content . That being said, how's about more good news, VC lovers? According to a recent interview in the latest Famitsu edition, producer Nonaka Ryutaro said he was "ecstatic" about the game's success in Japan and that he absolutely wants to do a sequel. He said very specifically he doesn't want to leave the IP as is, and he wants to allow the game to grow into a successful franchise. This makes all of us who are well aware of VC's inherent quality very happy, although we're a little worried that a sequel may not release in either the U.S. or Europe. After all, he did only mention Japan in the interview but then again, it was a Japanese magazine, so… Let's just hope that the sales of Chronicles in the other two major regions weren't too terrible, and they'll treat us all to another installment.
We'll let you know as soon as Sega issues any details concerning Valkyria Chronicles 2 ; we'd like to think that if it does happen, the announcement will come at the Tokyo Game Show this fall. Stay tuned!
Related Game(s): Valkyria Chronicles