Saturday, December 29, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles Characters Join the Cast of Samurai & Dragons

Characters from Valkyria Chronicles will be joining the cast of Samurai & Dragons for the Playstation Vita. The game includes cameos from many Sega series, such as characters from Sonic the Hedgehog and Bayonetta. Valkyria Chronicles will be a welcomed addition to the game and hopefully this is an indication of more Valkyria Chronicles news to come.

To see the characters that will appear, click here.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

UDON Officially Announces Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks

It has only been a few days since the Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks was spotted on Amazon and now we have an official announcement from UDON! In addition to the official announcement, UDON has a 9 page preview up for your viewing pleasure. The Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks will be released in December and is up for preorder now! Be sure to preorder now if you want to lock in at a lower price and head over to UDON's Facebook to thank them.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Selvaria in Project X Zone

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As you can see at the botton of the pic, Selvaria is now confirmed for Project X Zone. So far we have four Valkyria Chronicles characters confirmed for the game, the three main protagonist of Senjou no Valkyria 3, Imca, Riela and Kurt, and fan favourite, Selvaria.

Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks Preorders Available

It seemed highly unlikely given that VC3 was not released outside of Japan, but it looks like UDON will be releasing the Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks! It is now available for preorder on Amazon. The wealth of information contained in this artbook is perfect for those of you who were unable to enjoy the plot of VC3 whether due to inability to import or the language barrier. So please show your support for Valkyria Chronicles and UDON by preordering!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles DUEL Step by step guide

Thanks to  J.J. Cappa from The JRPG Club we have another guide about how to register to start playing Valkyria Chronicles DUEL and also a small explanation about the initial steps after you log in.

Don't forget to check the text that comes with every image.


On a separate note, I want to thank all of you for keep visiting the blog despite the lack of updates, I'm very busy and even if there is not much going on in the Valkyria Chronicles front hardly I can update the blog. This will be a good moment for any of you to step up and join the blog, if you are interested, just send me an email.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles DUEL Service Begins July 26th

Now that the user test has been completed, it is time for the game's full service to finally begin. Full browser service will begin on July 26th, with other versions following shortly after. As the official site shows, there will indeed be a Smartphone version of the game. An Android app will be made available on July 30th and an iOS version will be up in early August.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Juliana and Edy Volks resin kits exposed!

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Finaly we have more information about both resin kits and of course images of the final paint job.

Juliana Everhart

  • Price: 8,190 yens
  • Release Date: July 14
  • Sculpted by: (A-brand) Takami Toshiaki
  • Height (scale): 21cm (1/8 scale)
  • Number of Parts: 23 parts with decal eyes 
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Edy Nelson
  • Price: 7,140 yens
  • Release Date: July 14
  • Sculpted by: (A-brand) Takami Toshiaki
  • Height (scale): 19cm (1/8 scale)
  • Number of Parts: 21 parts with decal eyes 
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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Imca Confirmed for Project X Zone

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Reports from Famitsu have come in confirming both Imca and an October 11 release date for Project X Zone. With the game also confirmed to feature more than 200 characters hopefully we can expect to see even more VC characters make an appearance. Once images of Imca surface rest assured that they will be uploaded here.

Direct feed screens and Imca artwork can be found here.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Visual Walkthrough for Valkyria Duel

I put a visual walkthrough together to help people create an account to play Valkyria Duel. The images aren't very fancy, but they should get the job done. Be sure to read the notes I've posted here between the images as well as the images themselves.

Start off by going to the Valkyria Duel website and click on the big "Game Start" button. For those interested, the banner to the right of it with the Selvaria card says that everyone that participates in this user test of the game will get this card later. So be sure to keep reading and sign up!

After clicking the "Game Start" button you will be redirected to the Hangame website to sign in. To create a Hangame account, click the big orange button as indicated on the picture below.

After you click that you will be taken to the page below. Follow the directions on the image and continue. I advise against using a yahoo email address to register though. I attempted to use a yahoo email address first and never received the activation email. I requested a second one and still never got it, not even in the spam folder. With my gmail address I received the email instantly, so I suggest using that.

Click the first link in the activation email and you will be taken to the image below. Fill in your information as I have instructed in the image. In case you care to do this, in the "Location" tab, the last choice indicates that you are outside of Japan. So feel free to pick that one if you want to give Hangame that information, or just pick any of the options.

The avatar style that you choose is for your Hangame avatar, it has no impact on Valkyria Duel. So pick whichever one you like better and then click the indicated button below.

This next step is probably the most daunting one for those of you that do not know Japanese. As with most sites, you have to fill in a captcha to complete registration. But this captcha will be in Japanese and is actually the only point during registration that you need to type in Japanese for. Fear not though, I have a method for you to be able to complete this step without needing to configure your computer to be able to type in Japanese.

All you will need to do is look at the characters in the captcha, find what they refer to on this chart or this chart, and type that into this website. That website will convert the letters you type into the corresponding Japanese kana. I can't say for sure, but I think the captcha may only use hiragana, so you may only need to look at that first chart. After the website converts your text into Japanese, copy and paste the characters into the captcha box as indicated in the image below and click the marked button to submit it.

Congratulations, you just completed creating your Hangam account! You can close that window and now return to the Valkyria Duel website. Now when you click the "Game Start" button another window will pop up and it will start downloading the data for the game. If you think the download is going very slowly or has stopped completely, close the window and hit "Game Start" again to continue where your download left off. I had to do this several times to complete downloading it, so it is not unusual for the download to stop or go slowly.

After the game finishes downloading click on the screen to proceed to the image below and follow the directions I put on the image.

Put your desired username in the box. It does not have to be the same as your Hangame one.

This next part is very important. This is where you select which Alliance you want to join, West or East. One of the main components of the game is an ongoing battle over territory, so if you are getting your friends to sign up you probably want to be on the same side as them. I chose the West Alliance and I think it would be pretty cool if a lot of us from the blog could be on the same side and work together. Since this game does not have a story, really the only difference between the two sides is color; West is blue and East is red.  

After you choose your side the game will take you to its tutorial. Even if you can't read Japanese, the tutorial does a good job of teaching you the basics as it makes you go through many of the game options rather than just showing you. After you finish the tutorial you're good to go!

I hope this helps you set up your account and get playing. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. Also feel free to post comments discussing the game!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

SEGA announces Senjou no Valkyria DUEL

The trademark was discovered sometime ago and finally SEGA has announced the game, but don't get your hopes high, it's a browser game for PC, you will play it using your Internet Explorer, Firefox or whatever your internet browser is, but they recommend Internet Explorer 7.0.

This are the minimum requirements to play the game.

Minimun Recommended
CPU Nothing specific Nothing specific
メモリ Nothing specific Nothing specific
Graphic Card XGA(1024×768)Compatible graphic card  XGA(1024×768)Compatible graphic card
HDDの Space 50MB 100MB
OS Microsoft Windows ® XP Microsoft Windows ® 7
Browser Internet Explorer 7.0 Internet Explorer 7.0
Unity Web Player Last Version Last Version

The game is developed by NHN Japan and SEGA, and starting today till June 25 they will have a "user test" period, after this period all the user data will be reseted in order to have everyone at the same level when the game is officially launched. The website mention Windows, Iphone and Android as platforms and the website have a section called "Smart Phone", at this point is unclear if the game will be available for iOS and Android devices through specific App or maybe they will release some kind of companion App, but It seems that the game will be playable with your Iphone and Android device just by going to the website. The test peirod is only available for PC user that are registered in the "Hangame" service.

The genre of Senjou no Valkyria DUEL is "simulation card game" and it look like your take side with one of the two alliances available and your mission is to conquer the general headquarters of the enemy, you will collect new cards, there is some kind of synthesis you can do with your card to power them up and also the game will show the battles in 3D (check the trailer). Other notable features are that the game will let you build your own training ground to train your troops (5 minutes per day), also note that the game will be free to play with microtransactions.

That's all for the moment, There is a lot of this I have to look before going into more detail, I will keep you guys informed to the best of my capabilities, if you can read japanese this is the time to join the blog, contact me.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

ATLUS talks about Valkyria Chronicles 3

An extract from

I couldn’t help but to ask if Atlus has heard the internet rumble of fans wishing, hoping that Atlus could somehow pick up Valkyria Chronicles III and release it in the West. Funny enough, at first the Atlus representative seemed incredulous as to why SEGA wouldn’t be releasing a property with so much recognition and critical praise.
He said he hadn’t seen too many people asking for the title on their forums unlike Grand Knights History. I replied that SEGA’s forums certainly had fans calling for the title and he shrugged and said he’d take a look. Lastly, he looked at me and said that it could just be that SEGA rather not have anyone else make money from their IP other than themselves. Maybe fans should start hitting up XSEED, ATLUS, and/or NIS to see if they can’t bargain out something with SEGA of Japan.

Valkyria Chronicles Artwork Exhibition

Valkyria Chronicles Artwork Exhibition is taking place right now in Tokyo (From 26th May to 3rd June) and it will move at the end of June to Osaka (From 29th June to 1st July). As many of you will remember, this exhibition was held last year too, Tokyo (2 times), Nagoya and Osaka. If by any chance your are in Tokyo or Osaka by those dates, check this for the details on how to get there.

Thanks to bozz for the news tip.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Carry Selvaria anywhere with you

Hobby Stock is going to release this May a collection of straps based on SEGA's heroines. A box with 10 straps (9 regular straps + one secret) will cost 4,500 yens but many shops will sell a full box with big discounts, like Amiami with a 22% discount. As you can see on the image below, Selvaria is one of the straps in the collection, alongside characters from Phantasy Star, Sonic, Sakura Taisen and other famous SEGA heroines,

Friday, May 11, 2012

A little survey to help the franchise

The Gallian Liberation Front has uploaded a survey to provide SEGA and other 3rd party publishers with statistics on the Valkyria Chronicles fan base and about our behaviour toward Valkyria Chronicles 1, 2 and 3.

I think is an interesting survey, specially the part about Valkyria Chronicles 3, even suggesting a possible interest of the fanbase on kickstarter.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

New Valkyria Chronicles manga scanlations

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FTH has released the scanlation of the second chapter from the second volume of the manga based on Valkyria Chronicles. They also released the scanlation of  chapter 2 and 3 from Battlefield Virelai II (NSFW doujinshi).

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hope for an English release of the Valkyria Chronicles 3 Artbook?

Now that the Valkyria Chronicles 2 artbook has been released I decided to go ahead and email UDON about whether or not a release of the VC3 artbook would be possible. Although the response I received was far from a guarantee, it does provide a ray of hope for the fans that would like to see it released in English. UDON is very interested in releasing the VC3 book, but whether or not it will be possible for them to do so is going to depend largely on the sales of the recently released Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks. If sales of the VC2 artbook are much lower than those of the VC1 book then it will be impossible for them to release the VC3 book.

For fans of the series that are unable to read Japanese, this is the perfect opportunity to learn about VC3's story since the artbooks contain a wealth of story information in addition to the breathtaking VC art that we all know and love. An English release of the VC3 artbook would be a huge step toward reigniting the series' weakening fanbase outside of Japan. If the artbook sold well despite the game not being release outside of Japan, it would send a strong message to Sega that they should continue to support the series worldwide. But in order for us to send that message we need UDON to release the VC3. So if you haven't purchased the VC2 artbook yet, please be sure to do so and to spread the word to everyone else. Here is a link to it on Amazon

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks Shipping Now

Amazon has begun shipping the Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks, so you can start expecting it soon. Just a reminder, even though VC3 was not released outside of Japan it is possible that UDON will release the artbook if the demand is high enough. So if you want to see the VC3 artbook in English, be sure to purchase the first two artbooks if you haven't already.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles manga scanlation

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FTH has released the scanlation of the first chapter from the second volume of the manga based on Valkyria Chronicles. They also released the scanlation of Battlefield Virelai II (NSFW doujinshi).

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Project X Zone first trailer

At some point in the trailer you can watch Riela and Kurt fighting.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Project X Zone Site Update

The Project X Zone site has updated to include information on the revealed characters, voice clips, and screen shots. Here is a link to Valkyria Chronicles 3 section where you can hear Kurt and Riela's voice samples.
If you want to see the game released outside of Japan you need to show your support to Namco since it has been reported that they are the ones who get to decide whether or not to localize it. For the time being the best way to do that would be to post on their Twitter, Facebook, and message board.

Here are the links for those who are interested:

Localization Topic on Namco's Message Board

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Project X Zone [Direct feed screenshots and artwork]

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The official website will be open in 5 days.

New Senjou no Valkyria figures announced!

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Volks announced in the Hobby Round 7 event that took place on April 08, 2012 that they are going to release a new set of  Senjou no Valkyria figures, so far the details are few, basically the images told the the whole story. Some sources think that this will be a 8 figure collection that will cover all the girl from the series but as you can see in the image, only the logo for the two first games are shown, so at this point I will not put my hand on the fire for this sources.

Thanks to Shinya Murata for bringing this to my attention.

Also if you remember, some months ago Volks announce a new Selvaria figure, it seems that it was a model kit that need assembling and painting and it was released in this same event.

To close this blog entry, I want to apologize for the lack of updates, as you are aware, there is not much going on and I'm pretty busy too, if anyone wants to help me with the blog, just send me an e-mail. I already have  ShinobiMuramasa helping me but the more the merrier.

Kurt and Riela announced as playable characters in Project X Zone [Updated with Scan]

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Details for the mysterious collaboration between Sega, Namco Bandai, and Capcom have finally started to surface. Project X Zone will be a strategy RPG for the Nintendo 3DS with playable characters from various series. Kurt and Riela are one pair of characters representing Sega, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the VC cameos stop there. A trailer is expected to be released later this month, so keep an eye out for that.

Here's a link to the game's official site:

Expect more information and visuals once the counter on the website finishes ticking down.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks Delayed

UDON Entertainment has announced that the Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks has been delayed until "late May" rather than the expected April release. Amazon provides a more concrete release date of May 17, but there is no way of knowing right now if that will actually be the release date. It is possible that May 17 will indeed be the release date as that is in line with UDON's late May announcement, but do not be surprised if it turns out to be later than that.

Despite the delay, I urge everyone to still purchase the artbook. Not only will it be filled with wonderful art and information, good sales would go a long way in convincing UDON to release VC3's artbook despite the game not being localized.

Lets keep our fingers crossed for some good VC news to come our way. Hopefully we will get more information on the "Valkyria Duel" game recently trademarked.

Friday, March 30, 2012

SEGA in trouble

SEGA are planning to record 7.1 billion yen in extraordinary loss and it looks like they are going to cancel games, made some deep changes in the North American and European division and focus on brand like “Sonic the Hedgehog,”, “Football Manager”, “Total War” and “Aliens”, the ones that actually make money for them. You can read the details in this 2 pdfs but the news are all over the internet.

How does it affect Valkyria Chronicles?, hard to know, but one thing for sure, they are not going to waste money on bringing Valkyria Chronicles 3 to the west, or maybe even developing another Valkyria Chronicles game in the near future, but this depends on how happy are they with the sales in Japan.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Senjou no Valkyria & RAITA in Wonder Festival 2012 [Winter]

This is all the info and images that I manage to get from the Wonder Festival that took place 2 days ago. As far as I know the only figure that will be on stores is the Selvaria Bles figure created by Volks, the rest are model kits done by circles to be sold in hobby festivals. Regarding the RAITA figures, the only info that I manage to find it's that a company or circle called native is doing the Misa-nee from the Magical Girl doujinshi, for the rest I don't have a clue, and I don't know if the Misa-nee figure will be sold in stores or it's a model kit.

You can watch the images after the jump, but be careful some images are not safe for work.

Monday, February 13, 2012

New Selvaria Bles figure by Volks

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Fresh news from the Wonder Festival 2012. Volks is going to release a new Selvaria Bles figure with his trademark weapon, the Ruhm.

I'm  super busy right now and I can't search more pic or info, but as you can see in the image, the scale is 1/8 and the base price is 12.000 yens. I will make a new post ASAP with new info and images and also some RAITA figures info too.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles 2 will be playable on PS VITA

Sony has announced the PSP games that will be compatible with PS VITA, and Valkyria Chronicles 2 is not one of them.


Update: It looks like the list provided by Sony is incomplete, and in fact, VCII is playable in PS VITA, here is a pic from Will Powers that proves that the game is playable on PS VITA.

Thanks to Ecchi_Garr for bringing this to my attention.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Create your own Selvaria Bles in Soul Calibur V

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As many of you probably know, you can create your own characters in Soul Calibur V, this has been a trademark of the franchise since Soul Calibur III, and this time the character creation mode allows you to do many thing, one of them, creating your own Selvaria Bles.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles 3 Character Personal Potentials

I recently got VC3 so now I can really start doing some translations. I would like to play through the game once before I go through to translate the supplementary information, so for now I am planning on translating things relevant to gameplay. So far it doesn't look like anyone has translated the characters' personal potentials, so that's what I'll be doing now. I don't have a lot of free time right now, but I'm going to try do three or so of these each time I get a chance to play.

Although I'm not far into the game yet, because I am using the Japanese wiki to draw information from, my translations will include all of the potentials the characters get throughout the game. After I complete all of the characters I plan on reorganizing and tidying up all of the information. So until, please keep in mind that these are rough translations. I will pretty them up later and I am considering trying to match my phrasing and terminology to match that of the localized VC1 and 2.

So here are the first 4 that I did:

Personal Potentials

クルト・アーヴィング Kurt Irving


Accuracy, evasion, anti-personnel damage, anti-tank damage, defense, status ailment resistance increase.

冷静 Calm Mind

When under interception fire accuracy increases.

料理好き Cooking Lover

Boost to defense while on cement.

理屈家 Theorist

Defense down.

名も無き英雄 Nameless Hero (After viewing the event “Farewell Gallia” ガリアよ、さらば) Replaces the "Theorist" Potential

When 3 or more allied units are nearby, accuracy, defense, anti-personnel damage, and anti-tank damage increase.


リエラ・マルセリスRiela Marcellis


When allied units are nearby evasion increases.

努力 Hard Worker

When HP drops below half, HP recovers.

不思議な体 Mysterious Body

After ending targeting mode from an attack, HP recovers fully.

死神の異名 The Grim Reaper Label

When under interception fire defense and accuracy decrease.

未来への不安 Worried about the future. (After Chapter 9) Replaces "The Grim Reaper Label"

Once AP drops below half, no longer able to move.

ヴァルキュリア Valkyria (After Chapter 16) Replaces "Worried about the future"

When HP Drops below half, accuracy, evasion, anti-personnel damage, anti-tank damage, defense, status ailment resistance increase.



孤高 Isolation

When no allies are nearby defense increases.

偏食 Unbalanced Diet

When AP drops below half, evasion decreases.

田舎育ち Country Bred

When standing on the ground, accuracy and anti-personnel attack increase.

復讐の誓い Oath of Revenge

When 3 or more enemy units are nearby, evasion and defense decrease.

新たなる道 A New Path(After Chapter 18) Replaces "Oath of Revenge"

When 3 or more enemy units are nearby, anti-personnel, anti-tank, and defense increase.



ダルクスの誇りDarcsen Pride

When Darcsens are nearby, regardless of if they are friend or foe, accuracy, anti-tank damage, and defense increase.

リーダーシップ Leadership

When 3 or more allied units are nearby defense increases.

辛いもの好き Spicy Food Lover

When under interception fire defense increases.

理想家 Idealist

Anti-personnel and anti-tank damage decrease.

猜疑心 Suspicious(After chapter 8) Replaces "Idealist"

When enemy units are nearby accuracy and defense decrease.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Gallian Art

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Many soldiers die to get this high resolution artwork, only one came back. Enjoy while the internet police take them down...

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks

This was announced a while back, but I thought it would be good to throw everyone a reminder. UDON Entertainment will be releasing the Valkyria Chronicles 2: World Artworks later this year. Despite several release date delays, they did an excellent job with the first Valkyria Chronicles artbook. So if you're a fan of RAITA's art or just want to see behind the scenes details about the series, it would definitely be a good idea to pick this up.

Pre-orders are open on Amazon, so if you're thinking about buying it I would highly recommend that you pre-order, not just because it is beneficial to the publisher but also because you'll be able to save some money. I pre-ordered the first artbook about a year before it was released (due to all of the delays) and thanks to Amazon's pre-order price guarantee, by the time it was released I ended up paying much less for it than its final price. So if you're interested in pre-ordering, click here to be taken to the Amazon product page.

Something else to keep in mind about these artbooks is that even though VC3 has yet to be released outside of Japan, if we show UDON through the sales of the artbooks that we would like to see the VC3 artbook as well, we may have a chance at getting them to release that too. So if you want to see the VC3 artbook in English at some point, make sure to purchase the VC1 book if you haven't already and pre-order VC2's!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Alicia Melchiott Character Biography [Senjou no Valkyria 3 Translation]

The original biography is 3 pages long, but because the text in English is longer, I had to make it 5 pages long. I hope you enjoy it.

Translation: ShinobiMuramasa
Screen capture and graphic edition: Riela Marcellis

Thursday, January 19, 2012

La Valkiria habla Español?

Finally something to report in my own language!, for those who speak Spanish, you can now watch the Senjou no Valkyria 3 anime with Spanish subtitles. Both OVA are available in one single file thanks to the Spanish fansub groupAnime Undeground.

Que lo disfruteis!.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Translation project

ShinobiMuramasa and I are working on some translation projects right now and we wonder if stuff like this is something that you will like to see.

This is a preview of Alicia's character biography in Senjou no Valkyria 3,  ShinobiMuramasa did the translation and I did the easy part (screen capture and graphic edition).