I think I speak for everyone about how excited we all are for the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 4! However, let’s not forget that there are still plenty of us who have yet to play for themselves the beautiful and incredibly amazing PSP game Valkyria Chronicles 3.
Valkyria Chronicles 3 is set around the same time as Valkyria Chronicles 1 except with an entirely different cast composed of criminals, foreign deserters, and military offenders which basically makes them outcasts of the Gallian military. The reason why the 3rd game was never localized was because of how poor the sales were for it’s predecessor Valkyria Chronicles 2. While the 1st was hailed as the best SRPG game of the PS3 according to the Guinness Book of Records, the 2nd fell short of the expectations of the developers, which in turn made them wary of localizing the 3rd game (though I honestly loved the 2nd from start to finish).We also need to take into account that when Valkyria Chronicles 4 is released, there are going to be events that will be mentioned where we’ll have no way of knowing about their importance since their origin will be coming from Valkyria Chronicles 3. Basically, our understanding of the lore and other elements that could affect the plot will be lacking. There is also a chance that we will also be introduced to returning characters from Valkyria Chronicles 3 and the game might just assume that we already know who they are or what they did. For those of you who are interested, there are 2 OVA episodes of Valkyria Chronicles 3 that can help give you an insight into what the game is about.
It may nearly be a decade old but there are still plenty of Western fans of the Valkyria series who would undoubtedly support it if there ever to be an English localization. In fact, if they decide to release it for the PSVita, then it could probably be right up there with Persona 4 Golden as one of the best games the handheld could ever offer.However, all is not necessarily lost as one can always play Valkyria Chronicles 3 on the PSP in English fan translated text, this is assuming that these are people who don’t care if they have to pirate the game to play it. The translation has been around for a long time so it should be quite easy to find it.
While the option to pirate the game is something that can tempt most people, it would still be nice for SEGA to release an official localization for it in order for us to support the series out in the West. They could even decide to go for a crowdfunding project for the localization and it’ll most likely reach the goal within a matter of days.
So what do you guys think? Should SEGA still localize the Unrecorded Chronicles or should it forever be Unrecorded (at least in the West)? Let us know in the comments below.