Archive for the ‘Valkyria series’ Category

SEGA Tokyo Game Show 2012 Roundup

September 23, 2012

Compared to last year, SEGA’s showing at Tokyo Game Show (TGS for short) was hugely gimped by lack of multiplatform titles, something the publisher is greatly known for. A general shift in focus towards touch-based platforms is apparent with not just SEGA, but the entirety of the event across all publishers.

That said, SEGA has still revealed and demonstrated several titles, although as always it is unclear how many of these will receive English language releases.

After the break we have compiled a list of every title involving SEGA at the event.

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Valkyria Chronicles 3 artbook getting English language release

September 8, 2012

Although Valkyria Chronicles 3 on the PlayStation Portable handheld is not receiving a release outside of Japan, UDON’s book based on the artwork of the game will. Titled Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks, it will feature 256 pages of art of the game, including character, vehicle and weapon designs, along with promotional art and more. Beyond that, the game’s full story will be detailed, creator commentary and interviews will also be included.

The softcover book will be available December and will retail for 45 USD. Preorders and more details are available at UDON’s official site.

Considering the unlikely nature of an English language release of Valkyria Chronicles 3 itself, fans have decided to translate the title themselves and are nearly complete. Once finished, the update will act as a patch over a Japanese retail version of the game. The entirety of the project and it’s progress can be found here.

[Sources: UDON Entertainment for the artbook and Valkyria Chronicles 3 Fan Translation Project site.]

Personal View: SEGA’s March 2012 layoffs – A nail in the coffin or the makings of a bright future?

April 7, 2012

Last week, news from SEGA of America broke that saw numerous members of staff fired, games canceled and a general downsizing of the entire branch of SEGA of America. Initially, rumors ran rampant and confused a large amount of fans across the globe, the worst of which was that the entire United States branch of SEGA had completely shut down, which of course is not the case.

Immediate reconstruction has taken place going into their new fiscal year. They expect a net loss of Β₯7.1 billion ($86.4 million) as part of the reform and news of this dropped their entire company’s stock 4%. However, the day after their stock rose 5% and is showing signs of continual growth.

After the break I discuss the potential cancellations, their effects, observe the negatives and positives of the change and attempt to discover if SEGA truly is in trouble or if the downsizing is the start of a brilliant strategy. The rest of the post should be taken as speculation from a dedicated fan of the company and game industry as a whole and not as a financial advisor.

Out of respect of those whom lost their jobs, any subjects around them will not be mentioned at all.

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SEGA Tribute – Don’t Stop Me Now

March 5, 2011

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I made this video back in 2007 or so, when I was first learning how to use video editing tools, and that is a little more than obvious. However, I feel my passion for the company and their games is very apparent and overrides most major complaints I have with it. I put a lot of love into this for no real reason other than a thank you to the thousands – Perhaps millions of great games SEGA has made that so much of us all over the world have loved through the years.

The song is “Don’t Stop Me Now” by the band Queen. After the jump is the list of games included in the video, along with the format they were recorded on in their correct order.

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Tribute: SEGA2010

January 1, 2011

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SEGA released a lot of brilliant games in 2010 full of fun and sexy times. It was a great year to be a fan of the company, and what better way to get excited for the new year than to look back and see just how much they accomplished within just 365 days? We have compiled a montage of just a handful of them, and we hope you enjoy!

The music is a remix of the OutRun song Splash Wave from what is arguably SEGA’s best game from 2010, Bayonetta.

SEGA at Tokyo Game Show 2010

September 20, 2010

SEGA had a very large presence at the Tokyo Game Show this year, regarded by many as their biggest since becoming a third party publisher even. As this would all clutter up the front page of the site, I feel it is best to move them all together. Hit the jump to learn more about their announcements, see many of their new trailers and learn about their future plans.

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Valkyria Chronicles II Out Now

August 31, 2010

Valkyria Chronicles II is out today in North America, exclusively on PlayStation Portable at retailers or on the PlayStation Network. It is the sequel to the 2008 PlayStation 3 Strategy RPG.

Valkyria Chronicles II – Story Trailer

August 25, 2010

Up above is SEGA’s brand new trailer for the exciting, unbeatable narrative that is Valkyria Chronicles II! Dive into the world ofΒ  effeminate men, subtitled sound effects, and large mustaches as you discover a war odyssey fit for 2010. Already a hit in Japanese PSP gaming circles, this is sure to excite the nippon affinity of every Japanophile.

Valkyria Chronicles II demo out on PlayStation Network today

August 10, 2010

While the full version is not set to release in America until August 31st, a demo of Valkyria Chronicles II for the PlayStation Portable was released on the PlayStation Network today. With it, the announcement of new exclusive items to the English release have been revealed.

Valkyria Chronicles II is developed by SEGA WOW (previously known as Overworks) and is a PlayStation Portable sequel to the 2008 PlayStation 3 RPG.

Source: PlayStation Blog

The Second Selvaria Blis Statue

May 14, 2010

Valkyria Chronicles character Selvaria Blis is going to have a second statue released soon in Japan. The statue comes with a base for standing and swappable cape, lance, shield and hands. The figure was produced by ALTER and sculpted by Motokatsu Hane and stands at 220mm tall. You can preorder it for 10,290 yen (110 USD) and see more images here.

Click here to see the original Selvaria statue by Enterbrain.