Touted as one of the finest PlayStation 3 exclusives around, Valkyria Chronicles had a one-of-a-kind look and appeal that oozed right to your lounges. Moving right along, we’re here to bring you both good and bad news on the acclaimed RPG. The good is that Valkyria Chronicles is getting a sequel. Hooray, right? Well, yeah, if you own a PlayStation Portable you’ll be able to exclusively play it. Unfortunately, those who don’t really care for one won’t be able to.
Hit the jump to find out more.
The following is a statement we received from a SEGA rep today:
SEGA® Europe Ltd. and SEGA® of America, Inc. today announced that Valkyria Chronicles™ 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 Chronicles™, 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.”
Valkyria Chronicles II is scheduled for release during Summer 2010 in the UK. I know right, summer…in the UK. Almost as bizarre as their choice to exclusively develop for the PSP. If you’re a fan of the RPG, the pspGo is right around the corner, which may or may not appeal to you. Just a thought.
Stay tuned to Gamer Limit for more on Valkyria Chronicles II.