Valkyria Chronicles 3 opening movie has less studying and more fighting

Sega has just released the opening animated movie for Valkryia Chronicles III. Unlike the opening for Valkryia Chronicles II, which focused more on the main character’s life at Gallia’s military academy, the new opening for Valkryia Chronicles III seems to highlight the big battles and tanks the series is best known for.

The song playing in the opening movie is titled “Moshimo Kimi ga Negau no Nara,” and is performed by J-Pop star May Nakabayashi (aka May’n).

Valkryia Chronicles III is scheduled to release for the PSP in Japan on January 27, 2011. Although Sega has not confirmed any plans to produce a localized release of Valkryia Chronicles III for western audiences, we expect to see a western release near the end of 2011. That’s based on the September 2010 release date in North America and Europe for Valkryia Chronicles II, following the January 21, 2010 debut in Japan.

Above: School life in the opening animated movie for Valkyria Chronicles II

Above: The animated opening for Valkryia Chronicles III

According to Sega America community manager Aaron Webber, the likelihood that Valkryia Chronicles III will received a localized western release will depend greatly on sales of Valkryia Chronicles II. “VC II’s success or failure will probably play a big part in that decision, so we’ll see how the game is doing soon. The launch week was good, but the weeks after are also important,” explained Webber on the official PlayStation Blog. “Hopefully the DLC will also boost support a bit and get the game back on people’s radars – every copy and DLC bundle helps!”

Dec 2, 2010

Valkyria Chronicles II review
Engrossing battle gameplay makes this a worthy successor despite the generic story

Valkyria Chronicles III anime announced, demo launches on Japan PSN today 
Two-episode OVA scheduled to release in Spring 2011


  • el_kazzanova - December 5, 2010 1:20 a.m.

    i dont even own a PSP and i have never played this series, but damm i really love anime, just because of that opening i thought this was great.
  • Dragonflame - December 3, 2010 6:11 a.m.

    At 1:31, Is that Selvaria?! Aint she dead? Or does this take place during the war with a different team or something?
  • NanoElite666 - December 3, 2010 5:59 a.m.

    Ridiculous large gun has RIDICULOUS large bayonet blade.
  • conchking - December 3, 2010 3:26 a.m.

    Must buy for me because my biggest disappointment with VC 1 was that it was so bright and colorful for most of the game and there was a war going on. This seems to bring down that brightness level and focus more on the struggle of war. Though it is just the opening so they coulda just shown the best parts.
  • Cyberninja - December 3, 2010 2:24 a.m.

    i need to get around to playing the vc games
  • Letter11 - December 3, 2010 1:05 a.m.

    ME WANT! I love VC.
  • Corsair89 - December 3, 2010 12:27 a.m.

    This is already shaping up to be a thousand times better and more interesting than VC2. Don't get me wrong, I like VC2. It expands on the mechanics of Valkyria Chronicles wonderfully, but damn are the anime cliches awful.

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