Today the time table outlining Sega’s events at this year’s Tokyo Game Show was discovered in their web directory. The schedule lists a number of games including Valkyria Chronicles 3. And so — like a child discovering their Christmas presents — the surprise is ruined. Mostly.
We still have no idea what system the game is for. There is a possible clue which appeared on the official Valkyria Chronicles blog. For the blog’s 100th update, we were introduced to Homer’s sister and a mystery man:
I am unsure what to think about this image as it could be nothing. The tone of both these characters is extremely over the top. If you thought Edy was self-centered, then Homer’s sister is wholly self-consumed. Her friend pretty much feeds into this. It’s hard to imagine them being key characters as this would produce a title which would not fit with its predecessors.
But these characters may simply be support characters. Someone did go through the effort to draw this image after all. Speaking of which, if one were to assume that these characters are from the next game, by examining the art style used you can see that it does not match the art of the first Valkyria Chronicles. Why would that be? If this duo is made only for this 100th post then doesn’t it make sense that they match the art of the characters around them?
If we were to assume a little further and conclude that this anime-esque style is how the next game looks than you have to ask yourself: why the change? Unless of course, there is a change of platform.
I am sure I don’t need to explain that I hope the next game will be for the Playstation 3. Frankly I am ready for the 16th so I can stop trying to piece together a bunch of vague breadcrumbs and have some answers!