At long last the absolutely wonderful tactical RPG from Sega makes it way to PlayStation Vita!
Ok, so before you ask – No, this is not a suped up, trophy enabled re-release of the classic title. It is the original PSP game, which unfortunately for some reason could only previously be downloaded to your PS Vita via the PS3 (unless of course you lived in sunny old England).
However the fact that it can now be downloaded directly off the store on to the Vita is cause for celebration as this now means that Vita owners who never had access to a PS3 can now download and experience one of the PSP’s greatest swan songs directly into the palm of their hand!
And believe you me if you have never experienced Valkyria Chronicles II before it is well worth a download!! Requiring little to no knowledge of the original PS3 game also means that newcomers to the franchise can dive right in to the action without feeling lost or confused with plot, characters etc. Of course there are a few references to the first title here and there but I promise they will never alienate or distract new players!
However if you want a bit of background info on the title, the page on the PlayStation store describes it thus, ‘The game takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game and takes you back to the epic adventure set in 1930’s fictitious Europe. In this sequel, you play as a group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets who find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. As the drama and battle unfold, you will experience stories of friendship, love and growing pains during a time of war and revolution‘.
Take it from me this is a game you do not want to miss out on and even though it was critically successful, never really found the wide audience it deserved on Western shores! Take the plunge and give it a go! it is also an absolute steal at $9.99 so you really have no excuse!
Will you be picking up Valkyria Chronicles II on your Vita? Or have you already played it and are (like me) sorely waiting for not only the third game to get localised, but also for pigs to learn the art of flying? Sound off in the comments below and keep it locked here at The Vita Lounge!