September 16, 2009
SEGA Announces Valkyria
Chronicles 2 for PSP
The Valkyria Chronicles Continue
On This PSP Exclusive Sequel
SEGA of America, Inc. and SEGA
Europe Ltd. today announced that Valkyria Chronicles 2, is coming exclusively to
the PSP. PSP system owners will be able to experience the highly acclaimed mix
of distinctive visuals and addictive gameplay first seen in Valkyria Chronicles,
one of the most highly reviewed tactical RPGs ever to appear on the PlayStation
The story of Valkyria Chronicles 2
takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game. A group of
young Gallian Military Academy cadets find themselves plunged into a bitter
civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the
epic drama unfolds in the game, players will experience stories of friendship,
love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution.
“Valkyria Chronicles is a genuine
hidden gem on PS3,” said Sean Ratcliffe, VP of Marketing, SEGA of America, Inc.
“It was one of the PS3’s most highly rated tactical RPG games so we’re delighted
to offer PSP system owners to play Valkyria Chronicles 2. It’s one of our most
cherished franchises so we hope the fans will welcome this exclusive sequel.”
The “CANVAS” engine originally
developed internally by SEGA Game Studios Japan for Valkyria Chronicles on the
PlayStation 3 is being fully redesigned for the graphical capabilities of the
PSP system. This incredibly distinctive engine will power over 20 new distinct
and visually stunning environments within which players will have hundreds of
different missions to explore.
Chronicles “BLiTZ” battle system has also been re-designed to offer players the
freedom to strategically move around the environment and attack enemies using
real-time controls, something never before seen in the tactical role-playing
Chronicles 2 will be available for the PSP system in summer 2010.