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9:00 AM on 01.02.2014

Valkyria Chronicles 3 gets an English fan translation

Valkyria Chronicles was one of the best tactical games I had played in a long time when I picked it up at release. So when a sequel was announced (and subsequently localized), I was floored. Sadly, the third game in the serie...

Chris Carter


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11:00 AM on 09.06.2012

UDON announces Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks

If you love the Valkyria Chronicles franchise as much as I do, this artbook should go on your Christmas wish list. UDON Entertainment has announced Valkyria Chronicles 3: Complete Artworks for a December release. There's 256 ...

Dale North

2:30 PM on 07.19.2012

Valkyria Chronicles deploys July 26, announced for mobile

Last month brought some interesting news to light regarding the future of Sega's beloved SRPG franchise with the reveal of a free-to-play card-battling strategy game by the name of Valkyria Chronicles Duel. The announcement w...

Kyle MacGregor



Getting It Right: Valkyria Chronicles photo
Getting It Right: Valkyria Chronicles
by Allistair Pinsof

[Getting It Right is a monthly series in which I take a look at the elements that make up a classic game. What were the key ingredients that set it apart and make it hold up to this day? Read on to find out.]

Upon its release in 2008, I felt Valkyria Chronicles would be the closest we’d ever come to having an X-Com sequel. And now, with an honest-to-goodness X-Com on the way, I wish we were getting a full-fledged Valkyria Chronicles sequel for consoles. Though both games are masterpieces in their own right, Valkyria’s world and potential continue to excite me in a way that marines battling space men doesn't.

In every aspect, Valkyria is a game that stands out within its publisher’s catalog, genre, and even medium. What other game blends action and strategy as fluidly as Valkyria? What other game has a female protagonist and antagonist, both of which are non-sexualized, well-realized characters? With a visual look that’s all its own and art direction that breathes much-needed life into the tired World War II setting, Valkyria is a game that will remain as timeless as X-Com. I just think I’d prefer to play another Valkyria is all.

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2:00 AM on 06.21.2012

Promoted blog: How Sega killed Valkyria Chronicles

[Dtoid Community Blogger Aurain discusses Sega's treatment of Valkyria Chronicles in light of their recent delay in the Western release of Platinum Games' Anarchy Reigns. Want to see your own words appear on the front page?&...

Aurain

12:00 PM on 06.19.2012

Good news: Valkyria Duel's a new Valkyria Chronicles game

The somewhat less-good news? Valkyria Duel is a free-to-play, browser-based, card-battling strategy game. It'll have base-building elements, territory control, 3D battle scenes (ala Advance Wars), and, of course, a ton of ca...

Josh Tolentino



Note Worthy 001: Kingdom Hearts 3D, Journey, and more photo
Note Worthy 001: Kingdom Hearts 3D, Journey, and more
by Jayson Napolitano

Welcome to Note Worthy, a new feature we’re rolling out on Destructoid! If you’ve read anything I’ve contributed over the past year at Destructoid, you’ve probably noticed that it all pertains to game music. I live for this stuff, and I thought I’d take things a step further by providing a monthly round-up of game music releases from Japan and beyond. I’ll be commenting on the latest releases as well as providing links to reliable import sites where you can pick them up if you’re interested.

Note that while I’m going to be preparing this feature on a roughly monthly basis, the releases won’t always fall into the previous month’s time frame mainly because we have to wait for items to arrive from Japan. That, and sometimes it’s nice to take a look back at older stuff. Also, I want to give a shout out to VGMdb, in invaluable resource for fans of game music, and one I'll be using extensively, and Connary Fagen for whipping up our nifty logo!

With that, enjoy, and let us know what you’d like to get out of this feature moving forward.

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7:00 PM on 04.05.2012

PAX: UDON has new Mega Man, Darkstalkers, Valkyria books

I love UDON, especially for bringing over the various Mega Man art books and comics from Japan. Naturally, I've been anticipating the Robot Master Field Guide, a handbook that catalogs just about every single character from t...

Tony Ponce

10:00 PM on 02.12.2012

Persona, Zelda, & Valkyria Chronicles toy love explosion

Wonder Festival, a massive showcase of toys, figurines, and sculpts based on anime and videogame characters, just tore through Tokyo and brought along a ton of kickass goods for your eyeballs. Sister site Tomopop jumped on to...

Tony Ponce

7:00 PM on 10.17.2011

Sega says 'all hope not lost' for Valkyria 3 US release

Don't look so down, Selvaria! The fight isn't over yet! Just days after a Sega man supposedly confirmed the death of Valkyria Chronicles 3 as a potential US release, another Sega man has stated that "all hope is not lost" for...

Josh Tolentino

6:15 PM on 10.11.2011

No Valkyria Chronicles III for Europe or North America

If you were looking forward to another round of fantasy-anime World War II shenanigans, I've got some bad news to you. According to a SEGA Singapore rep, Valkyria Chronicles III will not be coming to Europe or the United Stat...

Jim Sterling