Sunday, May 27, 2012

ATLUS talks about Valkyria Chronicles 3

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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.