Valkyria Chronicles is still one of the best PlayStation 3 exclusive titles available and is widely revered by RPG and strategy fans everywhere.
This is why the hardcore fans were a mite disappointed when they learned that the direct sequel would be headed to the PSP, with no mention of a PS3 installment. At the time of the announcement, Sega said they wanted to bring this new franchise to a whole different audience and while that makes sense, it kinda seems like they're ignoring the many who made Valkyria Chronicles successful in the first place. Of course, plenty of PS3 owners also have a PSP so they can still play the upcoming sequel, but for those who have no intention of owning a PSP…well, they just want VC to return to Sony's flagship console. And thankfully, that could still happen if this PSP entry does well. Here's what Sega of America Assistant Community Manager Aaron Webber had to say over at the European PlayStation Blog :
"So far it seems like most of the fans are really just happy to see the series continue – and, if VCII sells well, it means a much greater chance that the series can pick up again back on a larger console, like the PS3.
I’ll see how the controls play when I get a hands-on with it at TGS next week. The team behind Valkyria is absolutely fantastic, so I have no doubts they’ve found a way to make it work."
Hence, if you'd like to see the series return to the PS3, maybe you should buy the PSP so you can play Valkyria Chronicles II . That would help to insure a new PS3 installment arrives at some point. For our part, we just don't know why this sequel can't come to both the portable and the home console…it would seem logical.
Related Game(s): Valkyria Chronicles