We were sort of hoping the third Valkyria Chronicles would return to the platform that made it so successful, but it appears it'll stick with Sony's handheld.

Some scans of the most recent Famitsu have hit the Internet and leading the notable features is the listing of Valkyria Chronicles 3 for the PSP. The original was exclusive to the PS3 and the sequel was exclusive to the PSP; many were assuming Sega would at least bring the third title to both the PS3 and PSP, but right now, that doesn't appear to be the case. Famitsu also shed more light on the possibility of a Team ICO Collection, featuring PS2 classics ICO and Shadow of the Colossus remastered in brilliant high-definition for the PS3. The interesting part is that both titles appear to be listed separately – and not part of one package – so we'll have to keep an eye on the situation. We expect all of this to be cleared up this week at the Tokyo Game Show, though, so stay tuned for lots of potentially big announcements. Oh, and The Last Guardian is shown for the PS3 in the magazine, too, but that shouldn't come as any big surprise. All we want now is a release date…

So, how do VC fans feel about VC3 not being available on the PS3? Presumably, the sequel did pretty well on the PSP if the listing is 100% accurate.

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Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Bummer for those who wanted another PS3 iteration. Nice for those who are trying to grow their PSP collection.

As for ICO and SofC…Can't.Wait.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

Yea though you never know, they can do a multi-platform release right? I don't even know if that is possible without incurring a boat load of extra costs but I'm optimistic.

As for SotC and ICO I am very excited as I've always wanted to play them but never had the opportunity and so I wanted to hold out to see if they would actually release them in an upgraded form. Looks like I have no excuse now!

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

I borrowed ICO and bought SotC not that long ago. I stopped playing SotC when i heard about the HD collection. Great games. Can't wait to see what they look like in HD.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

I've beat ICO over half a dozen times and beat SOTC more than I can count.

RESPECT

booze925
booze925
10 years ago

ahh shadow of the colossus, a ps2 game i missed out on.
now i have the chance 2 try it in HD. why not?

TheCrazyMerc
TheCrazyMerc
10 years ago

Sweet collection, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, epic games to be revamped on an epic console. Thanks Sony.

Alienange
Alienange
10 years ago

If they hope to move any copies of Ico they had better include it with SotC. Separating the two would not bode well for shorty.

*looks at copy of VC*
Looks like it's just you and me buddy.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

I'll be on that VC train with you. PSP or PS3, it's my kind of game.

Dealnightfire
Dealnightfire
10 years ago

Together Shadow and Ico I will buy. Separate maybe not unless they are $20 each or less

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

I don't think you're being fair. ICO sells for over $40 and SOTC is nearly $20. Throw in highdef graphics and PS3 support and I think either is a steal at $40. I think Team ICO deserves the money.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Definitely worth it.

Fane1024
Fane1024
10 years ago

I love Ico, but the only reason it sells for $40 is its rarity.

The game is 6.5 hours long. $40 is too much, even with updated graphics.

Fortunately, it has been announced that the games are packaged together for $40. A must buy if you don't own them already.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
10 years ago

Sega loves losing money

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

…except for the money I throw at them.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

@LimitedVertigo
Nope they can't catch the money because they have hands like post-SA2 3D sonic iterations… they stink.


Last edited by laxpro2001 on 9/14/2010 10:41:33 PM

gumbi
gumbi
10 years ago

Has anyone considered that Sega may well be making more money from VC2? Despite it's greatness, the first just didn't sell very well. And I guarantee that VC2 cost a lot less to make.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

@Gumbi,

I'm with you on that. VC2 sold better as well didn't it? More PSPs than PS3s in Japan by a wide margin, and as you say it costs less to make PSP games. Plus with VC2 being a sequel already, it was able to use some of the assets from game 1, and I'm sure that VC3 will do the same. I think the reason that VC3 is coming to PSP is the very profitability of VC2 on PSP.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Meh, I was hoping for the next VC to come back to the PS3. I'm loving VC2 on the PSP but there's no denying a bigger screen and better graphics is always a plus.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

That's positively retarded on Sega's part. They keep screwing up this generation for some reason. I would have liked to see the rest of the series but who plays strategy games on a portable? You need decent play times for lengthy battles.

Unless ICO and SoTC are on the same disc I'll probably pass.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

VC2 is just as good on the PSP and you can blame PS3 owners for it being on the PSP. Its sales were abysmal.

If they broke up ICO and SOTC onto a dozen disks each priced at $20 I'd still pay for it. Another example of great games not selling enough, they deserve the money!

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

Why break it up? God of War Collection was on one disc.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

The first iteration of a game often doesn't sell a ton but it gathers momentum, that is unless you switch platforms.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

@Jawknee
Ah another set of PS2 greats that I collected, sometimes I wonder if I can even call myself a hardcore gamer

@Limited

hmm good point but hows about giving VC another another shot at the PS3? pun intended


Last edited by laxpro2001 on 9/14/2010 10:43:10 PM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

World,

They both did terrible in sales. ICO didn't sell over 700,000 and you can't really refer to SOTC as the next game in the series (though it is) since few people actually know this and it was never marketed this way.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

I was referring to Valkyria. I have a firm stance that spin-offs should go to portables a la Kingdom Hearts and now Parasite Eve and numbered titles should be console based (so long as they began on consoles).

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Ah well than my apologies. I agree with you on the whole spin-off thing but VC did piss poor, like ICO numbers piss poor so I'm not surprised that they've chose a cheaper path for the franchise especially since the PS3 version didn't exactly use the systems full potential.

While playing VC2 u sometimes forget you're playing it on a different system.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

Can't they use more of the PS3's potential when developing a new title for it, say VC3?

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Well the engine used in VC for the PS3 while snazzy looking was not very "next gen" it reminded me of DragonQuest8. It made the transition to the PSP quite seamless.

If they were making VC3 for the PS3 I doubt they would use a different engine. Again those complaining that VC3 isn't coming to the PS3 must not have a PSP, sucks for you! 🙂

godsman
godsman
10 years ago

I have a PSP and PS3. I am so angry at Sega. It felt like when Sony lost a game to Microsoft, except that Sony PS3 lost to Sony PSP. I don't know if I should get mad at Sony. Pissed at Sega though.

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

I actually understand why Sega would put VC series on PSP from now on.

Mind you, I don't like it, but I can see why. Sales sucked. But PS3 was only starting to take off when the first was released. In fact, now, I have a hard time finding a copy of VC!

As for it being on PSP, I'm a little bummed out. I mean, with battle times, I'm going to be drawing battles out across multiple sessions… which, unless there's a save feature mid game, will shorten battery life leaving the PSP in sleep mode so as not to lose progress.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

Well at least I have both!

Underdog, if you are still looking to get your hand on a copy amazon is your best friend. Always great for those titles that always seem impossible to find in stores like VC and ES

godsman
godsman
10 years ago

What the hell? VC2 is not even selling half of what PS3 had. Why did they announce another sequel right after the release of VC2 on the PSP in US? Is developing for an existing engine for PS3 that expensive that they rather rack up less sales and sold for lower price on PSP?


Last edited by godsman on 9/14/2010 11:49:46 PM

gumbi
gumbi
10 years ago

I'd wager it costs a lot less to develop for the PSP… so even if the numbers don't seem as high, the ROI could be considerably better. When it all boils down to it, these guys are in it to make money.

And I'm telling you, all of you. VC2 is really, really good. I'm quite enjoying it.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

OH MY GOD. Now I am REALLY mad at SEGA. Why????
Valkyria 1 was such a great game, and it belongs to the PS3. NO psp here, no interest, now c'mon SEGA, gives us the sequel we are waiting for, but this time do it on the right plataform!!!


Last edited by hellish_devil on 9/15/2010 1:46:11 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
10 years ago

Have you even tried VC2? It's better than the first one, regardless of the platform it's on. Stop blindly forming an opinion just because you're bitter Sega chose a different console after piss poor sales from the PS3 version.

hellish_devil
hellish_devil
10 years ago

"Stop blindly forming an opinion"

I never said anything about VC2. I just said VC3 should come to the PS3, mostly because I love the original, and i don't have a psp.

And I don't think VC2 will have better sales than VC1, mostly because most of its audience and long time fans are on the PS3. So now that they have done the 2nd for the psp, let the fans from the original get the 3rd.


Last edited by hellish_devil on 9/15/2010 2:35:33 AM

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

It may or may not sell as well as the first, but it will undoubtedly be more profitable after the production and licensing costs are taken into effect.

Kevadu
Kevadu
10 years ago

$400 for a PSP? What the hell?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Damn, ours go for I think $280-ish. And NZ is just a hop, skip and jump away. There isn't much difference in the dollar value either. Kiwis are getting the shaft there.
Peace.

gumbi
gumbi
10 years ago

good lord… $400 ?!? I live in Canada and we regularly see them on sale for as low as $140. Hell I can find a used one in good shape for under $100. I don't know what the exchange is like, but $400 sounds nuts.

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
10 years ago

ffrulez you are from NZ right?

It must be hard being a gamer there. The industry is in its infant stages and the prices are convoluted and there is no standard

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

How in heck are Xbox and Wii cheaper than a PSP? Even at the list prices for a brand new system (in USD) the PSP is cheaper than either of those, and considerably cheaper than a 360 with any HDD included.

Is it that $400 for the PSP the list price, or is that a retailer price?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

NOOOOO! But at the same time, HELL YES!

Let me elaborate. The latter of the two cheers first: ICO/SotC collection confirmed. Absolutely can not wait. Even if they are released separately I will do anything I can to track them down.

Now for the 'no': I loved Valkyria Chronicles. I went into the second with huge expectations, knowing that the story wasn't as good as the first, and that there were other minor problems with it, but I have been let down thus far. The switch in design choice to the school is dreadful. I much preferred the focussed nature of the original title. Then you've got the miniscule maps and the cut-out cutscenes. I know that these were also in the original, but they were done with so much more class. Oh well, I'll still get the third, but I doubt I'll be ecstatic about it.
Peace.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
10 years ago

Just read a tad about the game on IGN, and brilliant. It's more like the original. Makes me HAPPY! And makes up a little bit for the second one and the fact that it will be on PSP. I think I'm good for now.
Peace again.

___________
___________
10 years ago

i really do hope the ICO and SOC collection do come out, its looking confirmed so far but nothing is till it comes out of the donkeys mouth.
never got to play either games so im dying to find out what all the fuss is about!

with that said, sony stop pussyfooting around and give us a R&C collection, you know you want to!

aaronisbla
aaronisbla
10 years ago

Thats too bad about VC 3 being on psp only. I have no need for a psp since when i travel im driving and quite frankly i wouldn't see myself playing a portable console game at home with the exception of pokemon


Last edited by aaronisbla on 9/15/2010 4:04:32 AM

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

FFVIII looks great on the PSP….

Underdog15
Underdog15
10 years ago

That it does!

stemon
stemon
10 years ago

Well I am a fanboy of the VC games so I dont care what platform it is released on hell I would buy it on ps2, the CONTENT is what makes VC so good so I am a happy bunny, only played VC2 for about 10 hours but it is fecking awesome only thing I hope gets dropped for VC3 is the re using of maps kinda irritating after you have done the same map 6-7 times over :), as for ICO n SOTC good needs indeed.

tes37
tes37
10 years ago

If Sega ever decides to bring VC back home to the ps3, I'll return as a customer. I really like the franchise but not enough to play with it on a psp. No thanks Sega.