Valkyria Chronicles, the sole reason I bought a PS3 instead of an Xbox 360. It is an SRPG with free character control, a picturesque presentation and a well laid out story. To this day it remains one of my favorite titles from that generation of consoles. The title’s PC version recently received a PEGI rating, hinting for a potential PC release, after which Sega quickly made the official announcement on their twitter page.
For those of you who haven’t heard of this title, Valkyria Chronicles is a 2008 PlayStation 3 exclusive. The story is set in 1935 in Gallia, a small country caught in-between two superpowers. You play as Welkin Gunther the son of a famous general, who is forced into the war and joins the Gallian militia to defend his home.
The gameplay is quite innovative. During each turn you get a set number of medals which allow you to move any character as many times as you like. Unlike traditional SRPGs here you can move the character freely within a limited distance, making it a very natural system unlike in any other game.
With any luck we may soon be able to get our hands on this classic. And any potential bump in resolution will ensure that the already fantastic looking title is better than ever.
We can only hope to see other Sega franchises make their way to the PC soon. Bayonetta anyone? Maybe Yakuza? At least we can dream.