Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Senjou no Valkyria 3 EXTRA EDITION Impressions

 空- Look up at the sky

This is the chapter about Gusurg sister paying a visit to Kurt and Imca to deliver a letter written by Gusurg. Very emotional episode that cast a light into Gusurg life, intentions and the Darcsen stigma. There is no map to play in this episode, only story with 4 story events. Personally I loved it, it ends in a very cool and emotional way.

Home - Place where welcomes us always

This is the epilogue of the game if you take Imca's path in the story mode. As most of the people already now, you can choose between Riela and Imca in the story mode and this leads to a different ending, but only Riela's epilogue was included in the original release. I guess they included this for Imca fans because Riela's ending/epilogue is the official ending for the game

If you watched Imca's ending of the game, this is pretty much it, there is some conversations between Kurt and Imca (last 3 story events) before playing the anime cutscene from the story mode. It's a nice look into what went into Imca's head after the game ends.

カリサの格言 - Where They Should be

This is a new episode focused on Carisa and the only one that has a playable map. To begin with, is not that focused on Carisa even if he is the main force behind the episode, another members of the Squad 422 make an appearance, with Margit Ravelli having a big role in it.

The episode is composed of 4 story event and one playable map. The map has 4 stars difficulty and basically you have to stop the enemy forces before they destroy a crate. If you can make the crate last for 5 turns, the map ends and you get an A rank, if you manage to kill all the enemies in 4 turns, you get an S rank, there is no ace or anything special about, pretty straight forward map and episode. The map is divided in 3 zones and enemies respawn after turn 3.

In this chapter you can only select the following members of Squad 422 :

Giulio Rosso, Gloria Durrell, Cedric Drake, Margit Ravelli, Clarissa Callaghan, Ada Ansorge, Gisele Fleming, Frederica Lipps and Carisa.

So it took me 1:40 hours to beat/watch all this new content, is it worth 4000 yens if you have the original release?, probably not, but if you didn't purchased any DLC for the original release you can add more or less 3 hours more making it a little more valuable.

I captured this two CG pictures too, the first one is from Kurt Irving's First Battle and the second one from The Secret of Her Powers/Chapter 8.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Senjou no Valkyria 3 EXTRA EDITION in my hands

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Finally got the game!.

There is really not much to report, let's see... The instruction booklet is the same as the one in the regular edition, they only changed the logo of the game, they removed the map + Kurt "profile" from the regular edition that you can see when you open the game case, now it's just nothing. With the game you get your typical registration card and also a colour pamflet advertising some stuff like figures, the mangas, music CDs and some other stuff, nothing new.

I imported my savedata with everything completed from the regular edition of the game and as far as I can tell, everything got imported, characters, sticker and the missions, when I loaded my converted savedata, all the new stuff was there ready to be played, something that I will do tomorrow when I have some free time.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Selvaria Bles Swimsuit Ver. figure [Promotional Images]

Not much to say, official promotional images from Alter from different angles.

Check the link below to watch the gallery [11 images].

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Selvaria Bles Swimsuit Ver. figure [New images]

The MegaHobby EXPO2011 AUTUMN event took place today in Japan and visitors, among other things, have been able to take a closer look to the Selvaria Bles Swimsuit Ver. figure. As far as I know this is the first event open to the public where the figure was shown in colour, previously magazine scans or publicity images showed the figure painted, but not in a public event.

Below some images from the event and the price of the figure.

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Manufacturer: ALTER
Size: 290mm (with shower)
Model Production: Toshiyuki Yagyu
Original Idea: Raita Honjou
Release date: April 2012 
Price: 9240 yens (89€ - $120)

Senjou no Valkyria 3: EXTRA EDITION & Complete Artworks out now!

Both are now on sale in Japan, It's time to import, especially if you want to play the game, the artbook eventually will be published in English if UDON thinks is a good idea to release an artbook based on a game that wasn't released in America or Europe.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Casey Ormond on the Gallian Liberation Front podcast

The guys at the Gallian Liberation Front had the chance to speak with Casey Ormond in their latest podcast about his work for the Senjou no Valkyria Piano Pieces album. They talk not only about Casey's works as the arranger and performer on the album, but also about how the project started, Valkyria Chronicles music and videogame music in general.

You can watch the podcast on their Youtube channel.

Don't forget to sign their petition to bring Senjou no Valkyria 3 to the west. This is a new petition, if you signed the first petition, you have to sign this one too because the first one is not longer valid.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Senjou no Vakyria 3 Original Sound Drama "Sky" available!

This piece of drama was scheduled to be performed live at an event held on March 13, but the event was cancelled. With less than a week, the team decided to upload to the official site this piece of drama that will be also included in Senjou no Valkyria 3 EXTRA EDITION as an new episode exclusive for this edition of the game. The version available on the website only provides sound and last more or less 20 minutes [10 Chapters].

This is a small summary of the story for this new chapter, don't read it if you haven't finished the game, it contains a big spoiler from the game.

Spoiler :

This episode takes place in October 1935 when Imca and Kurt are holding Gusurg funeral, the pair gets an unexpected visit, a woman claiming to be Gusurg sister. The character that will appear in this chapter are: Kurt, Riela, Imca, Gusurg and Gusurg sister.
Below the images from this new episode, the images are not new.

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The drama can be listened from the link below.

Senjou no Valkyria 3 Original Sound Drama 「空」 [Sora - Sky]

If you want to download the whole thing you can do it from here, it's important that that both swf archives are in the same folder or they thing won't work.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Senjou no Valkyria 3 Complete Works Preview, Selvaria new figure and more news

The official blog for Senjou no Valkyria 3 has been updated with some juicy news, let's start!.

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First we have finally a preview of Senjou no Valkyria 3 Complete Works (November 24 on sale). Click on every image to enlarge.

Very interesting to take a look tat Raita's original design for Imca with short hair, also early designs for Amy and Leila can be seen in the preview pages too.

Next it's the first official image in colour of the new Selvaria figura based on a new original design by Raita.

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Manufacturer: ALTER
Size: 290mm (with shower)
Model Production: Toshiyuki Yagyu
Original Idea: Raita Honjou
Release date: April 2012 
Price: TBA

The figure will be present on November 23 in the Megahobby  EXPO2011 AUTUMN event.

Personally I'm not a big fan of this figure, even if I love Selvaria, this looks to me like a wasted opportunity, there is so much potential in the Valkyria universe for great figures, anyway, the figure it's cool, don't get me wrong.
The Last bit of new it's the cover and small preview of the first volume of the Senjou no Valkyria 3 manga (already on sale).

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ISBN-10: 404886033X 
ISBN-13: 978-4048860338 
Release Date: 2011/10/27 
Price: 599 yens
Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2 x 0.5 inches

A Gallian Torrent

Today I bring you some interesting torrent files. First of all a torrent from Celestial Being with some content extracted directly from the Valkyria Chronicles game for PS3. In this torrent you will find the following content:

·PS3 menu images: All the images that the PS3 display when you insert the game disc or load your savegame.
·Music: 33 music track, because this is directly ripped from the disc as raw data, they are not properly named. This is not the full soundtrack or in most of the cases the full songs but there are some interesting things.
·Movies: 71 movie files at 720P resolution. From the opening, to the credits, every movie in the game with dual audio (Japanese and English) without subtitles.

The torrent is pretty heavy and probably there is not too many people seedeing it, be patient. Open the link below with your torrent program.

The next one is another fansub of the first OVA of Senjou no Valkyria 3, this time done by the group called Doki. The OVA is available in 3 resolutions, 480P, 720P and 1080P with very high quality of sound and image and of course English subtitles.

The torrents are fairly new, it won't be a problem when it comes to download. Don't forget to share when you are done and support the real product if you can afford it. Open the link below with your torrent program.

Lastly, I added my contact e-mail in case anyone want to collaborate or send me news tips. The address is located in the right side of the blog, just below the total pageviews and the RSS subscription. I live in Europe, if you contact me from other part of the world, it will take maybe a day for me to notice it because the time difference, be patient, I always reply.