Fans of Valkyria Chronicles have been disgusted to learn that the latest iteration of the franchise is a browser-based card game for PCs and smartphones.
“Senjou no Valkyria DUEL,” which has just started beta testing, boasts the much loved cast of the original games and not much else:
The exciting preview:
Having been cut down from a fully-fledged SRPG to a PSP title and now a mere browser game, fans of the series are understandably aghast at what seems to have been an almost conscious effort by Sega to run the franchise into the ground – and not least western fans:
“Sega better localize this…”
“OH MY FUCKING GOD! GDLK! BRING THIS SHIT TO AMERICA, SEGA! C’MON!”
“What the FUCK”
“The Fanbase isnt big enough, they games never sold well in western lands.
Sega is almost bankrupt, they wouldnt dare to think to localize a almost 100% japanese game. Dont blame SEGA, blame the majority of gamers in the western lands who only buy western games.”
“I thought it was common knowledge that VC1 sold more in the West than it did in the East. The move to PSP was because it was cheaper to make and was an attempt by Sega to increase Japanese sales.
VC was mismanaged by Sega and now the series is dead in the West. ‘Tis a shame.”
“Just so you know, Sega /aren’t/ bankrupt, in fact the Sega Sammy group make crazy profits every single year… When Sega reported the losses this year it was a one off loss because of restructuring. Also they aren’t limiting their IPs that was also a misunderstanding. The games they mentioned were just an example of their profitable IPs they werent limiting themselves too those.”
“Another VC game we aren’t getting.”
“They are simply too lazy to translate and release it. Sega have already stated that VC2’s sales were not disappointing and did not influence their refusal to release VC3. Ergo, the only possible explanation is that they are too lazy.
Valkyria Chronicles is dead in the West. This browser game is another insult for VC fans.”
“Why are people voting this down? This game looks awesome. No; it isn’t a HD home console game which I know we all want but quite frankly it looks like another good VC game, not a cheap cop-out with cheap static images but real 3D graphics which shows Sega still values the VC series.
The kind of game that will tied me over until another HD game comes out and the kind of thing that needs to be supported by the VC fans so Sega has faith in another HD title. I for one welcome this game.”