The first Valkyria Chronicles astounded us
with its gorgeous visuals and addicting mixture of strategy gameplay with
real-time shooting. When the sequel was announced for the technically inferior
PSP, we were let down, but the game ended up impressing us as well.
Apparently the English-speaking world didn’t love it enough though, as news
spread today that Sega has no plans to localize the third Valkyria Chronicles for
Though it has been out in Japan since January, according to Gamespot
a Sega rep recently said the game won’t be localized for North America or
Europe. Apparently that’s due to Valkyria II selling pretty poorly in the west,
as the rep said it didn’t sell enough copies to justify the cost of translating
it. And at this point even the biggest Sony supporter would have to admit the
PSP is nearly dead in the US, making publishing VCIII a grim option. So fans
either need to learn Japanese fast, or resign themselves to never playing the
third entry in Sega’s cult series.