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Valkyria Chronicles 3 DLC BLiTZes Forth in Japan

March 18, 2011 Written by Heath Hindman

The newest entry in Sega’s tactical RPG series Valkyria Chronicles is continuing to get more chapters each week as downloadable content in Japan. Since last month, these have usually contained at least one story sequence, often giving more detail to one certain character or group, and at least one battle. The more content there is, the more the update tends to cost, as some have been 200 yen, and others have reached as high as 600 yen.

Often, these missions are purely fictional and just for the sake of messing around with fun “wouldn’t it be cool if…” scenarios. In last week’s update, for example, players got to take control of the enemy warriors they’ve been trying so hard to defeat elsewhere in the game. This week’s DLC is back to fighting against them, however, and players who survive the five-star battle can score an exclusive weapon. Next week will feature the popular villain Selveria, fighting for the Nameless and using her full Valkyria powers.

Paid downloads aren’t the only things giving new content to Valkyria Chronicles 3. Nagisa from Phantasy Star Portable 2: Infinity joins the group if players have data from that game on their memory stick.

Additionally, those who make the rental download of the Valkyria Chronicles 3 anime from the Japanese PlayStation Store or the Qriocity service between April 13 and May 12 will get a download code to unlock a bonus episode featuring the members of Squad 7 (the protagonists of the original Valkyria Chronicles). Indeed, the Nameless team up with Welkin, Alicia and the gang, taking on familiar foe Selveria. When the anime eventually goes onto retail shelves, it will also sell with a bundled product code for yet another bonus mission, this one featuring Isara.

Valkyria Chronicles 3 was released in January in Japan but has not yet received an official announcement for North American release. PlayStation LifeStyle’s hands-on impression up the to 30-hour mark can be read right here.

[Source: Famitsu Magazine No. 1163]