Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles will be another PSP title, dashing fan hopes for a proper sequel and officially signalling the end of the franchise’s presence on the PS3.
The game’s Japanese release date has been set at January 27th.
Sega explains why the series is now relegated to the PSP:
From now on a PSP series:
Why is it on the PSP?
There are 3 titles in the series and 2 are on the PSP. We wanted to mature the series whilst incorporating new elements. Of course, we realise there are users who want it on the PS3. But it has been over 2 years since the original, and we can’t just tweak the game a bit for the PS3 – we think new ideas are required. But we couldn’t call a game like that part of the same series.
Sega’s inimitable genius strikes again – this time with some contorted excuses for covering up their decision to make the next title a budget rehash of the second game, whilst every other developer is busily churning out identical sequels on the PS3.