This weeks, SEGAbits’ own master class web designer (my opinion, not his) ShadiWulf will be taking center stage on Tuesday Tunes. He’s got some choice tracks for you all to listen to. Now just sit back, read, and treat your ears to some SEGA awesomeness!
Writing isn’t my expertise, so forgive me if this seems short or half-assed! I did my best with what little time I got at the moment to write this. Nux was holding up a gun to my head and told me I had to do a Tuesday tunes for February. So I decided I would write about how Valkyria Chornicles and Sonic Unleashed night music affects me.
So, I remember when Valkyria Chronicles was announced. I remember it looking interesting, and I remember reading a lot about CANVAS engine. The art style was really intriguing to me; I liked the style a lot. I bought the game near launch even though I didn’t own a PS3. I don’t regret that decision at all, because eventually I got a PS3 and this was the first game I played on it.
I remember starting up the game and seeing the intro with this music, I was really blown away by it. It’s still one of the most epic intros music ever. It’s also the main theme of the game.
Valkyria Chronicles also has some of the most relaxing and calm music I’ve ever heard. Here is an example of one of my favorites. It just makes me think relaxing things, and reminds me of great moments in the game that weren’t fighting, just the characters talking and stuff. Also makes me think of the beautiful land known as Gallia.
You read that right. Crackle, Sony’s free streaming video service which is available on PS3, XBOX 360 and online, includes many anime programs which they own the rights to. Turns out, one of them is Valkyria Chronicles. It includes all 26 episodes subtitled. This is a great opportunity for fans to see this rare anime which hasn’t been released on DVD yet. Watch the full series at Crackle’s site now! Or watch it on your PS3 or XBOX 360 via the Crackle app.
Selvaria Bles from Valkyria Chronicles was recently announced as a villain for the upcoming crossover title Project X Zone. She wasn’t the only character announced, they also announced Nemesis T-Type from the Resident Evil series and Vajra from the God Eater series.
Have you heard of Humble Bundle? Usually they have a a few games where you pay what you want, money goes to charity. Great event, now they are doing a Humble Music Bundle, which will give you 5 soundtracks for whatever you want to pay. That’s right. One of the soundtracks in the bundle happens to be The Best of Valkyria Chronicles.
So go here, drop a few bucks and help charity. Then sit back and enjoy some Valkyria Chronicles music. Not to mention is DRM free and you can download it in FLAC.
We have been posting about the collaboration project with SEGA, Namco-Bandai, and Capcom. Thankfully for you we have the first details thanks to Famitsu. The game will be called Project X Zone (pronounced Project Cross Zone).
Project X Zone will be a strategy RPG featuring “iconic” characters from all three publishers. According to Famitsu, the characters in the game will team up in pairs for fighting scenes. So who got into the game? Hit the jump to see the revealed characters…
Looks like we may have more games in the Valkyria universe coming, if a recent trademark filing by Sega of Japan is any indication. Though the series of strategic RPGs has gained a fairly strong following in Japan, it never managed to attain more than cult status in the West, in part due to its move to the PSP after the first (incredibly well-received) installment on the PS3.
We’ll of course keep you posted on any updates should this trademark actually become a game, though whether it would come to the West, especially given SEGA West’s current financial hardships, would be another matter entirely.
We already know that Namco wants to have a crossover game with SEGA, but if you can’t get the big blue to agree at least you can add a create a fighter feature. Here is someone recreating Selvaria from SEGA’s fan favorite game Valkyria Chronicles.
In the same post over at Siliconera they have more recreated video game characters, so if creating characters is your thing you should head over there.
We are slowly heading into next month, which will be the month SEGA Japan shows off titles at the Tokyo Game Show… now all of a sudden they are teasing news on their site? Shocking? This time last year they started teasing Valkyria Chronicles 3 for the PSP. What do you think it is this time?
There is one small issue, the site says its a ‘small update’. This probably wouldn’t be a new game. Maybe an art book? How about Valkyria Chronicles 3 extended for Vita? Yeah, that would rock.
I think any gamer who has played or seen Valkyria will attest to the fact that the games unique water colors art style was one of the main draws for the game. I first remember when I saw screen shots of the game I was baffled as to whether they wear concept arts or in game screen shots it wasn’t until I saw the game in motion till I realised this was actually in game.
Anyway SEGA released an Art Book showcasing the beautiful art of the game with the developers and artistis discussing as well. Additionally the art book shows art that didn’t make it in the game such as the swim suit costume for Silveria (cause no art book is complete without objectifying the characters).