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kay
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(01-18-2008, 11:59 AM)
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Release info:
Date: 24/4/2008
Price: 7,980 yen (standard edition), 9,980 yen (limited edition box)

Limited edition box set features:
Edelweiss tank

Figure of Alicia

World Guide book


Screens (click for bigger):




More at http://www.famitsu.com/game/news/1213075_1124.html
I have uploaded the video to megaupload if someone wants it (click the picture).
Last edited by kay; 02-21-2008 at 07:53 AM.
TTP
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(01-18-2008, 12:01 PM)
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Same vid is available of the JPN PS Store btw (mostly cutscenes tho)
zoku88
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(01-18-2008, 12:02 PM)
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It would have been nice if they included an artbook or something..
lupinko
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(01-18-2008, 12:02 PM)
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Limited box is SO MINE! :D
duckroll
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(01-18-2008, 12:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by zoku88

It would have been nice if they included an artbook or something..

They kinda did. The World Guide book is 32 pages, and should be the usual stuff with artwork and designs and stuff. Overall the LE looks pretty cheap. The figure looks pretty low grade, and the tank is a Motor Tank Collection, which makes 5 dollar 1/87 scale tank models. For 20 bucks more, the value definitely doesn't appear to be there.
kay
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(01-18-2008, 12:07 PM)
Yeah the things are cheap but at least there is one as some people go crazy for this stuff. It's better than the DMC4 anime though!
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(01-18-2008, 12:11 PM)
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Need US dates :/
duckroll
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(01-18-2008, 12:15 PM)
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The character designs are pretty hot. Since the game is due in April I'll probably pick it up. Previously I was considering passing because it was rumored for March and it was getting pretty crowded there.
Ynos Yrros
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(01-18-2008, 12:17 PM)
The design doesn't make any sense. Some of the things they are wearing are completely impractical :/.
zoku88
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(01-18-2008, 12:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ynos Yrros

The design doesn't make any sense. Some of the things they are wearing are completely impractical :/.

These are pretty practical compared to some other RPGs (anything Nomura touches.) Plus, skirts give you more freedom of movement... or something....yea....

But,yea. The designs seem fine. The last three people are obviously not foot soldiers (I think) so it makes sense that their uniforms wouldn't be good for combat. Look at some uniforms for generals from the 1700's or something.
el Diablo
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(01-18-2008, 12:29 PM)
As someone whose gaming preferences are usually filled by JP devs i need this, Yakuza 3, and WKS (the only JP games on the near horizon) like a fat kid needs cake.

Really interested in this game, between the artistic style and that the gameplay walkthrough video on the JP PSN store made it look alot like an action SRPG. If i'm not mistaken you have free reign to explore the battlefield fight but are limited by turn points.
Ynos Yrros
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(01-18-2008, 12:31 PM)

Originally Posted by zoku88

These are pretty practical compared to some other RPGs (anything Nomura touches.) Plus, skirts give you more freedom of movement... or something....yea....

But,yea. The designs seem fine. The last three people are obviously not foot soldiers (I think) so it makes sense that their uniforms wouldn't be good for combat. Look at some uniforms for generals from the 1700's or something.

There's one component in your mind that should be tingling when you read my post and didn't.


I think that most if not all designs are explainable and make sense.
zoku88
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(01-18-2008, 12:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ynos Yrros

There's one component in your mind that should be tingling when you read my post and didn't.


I think that most if not all designs are explainable and make sense.

It's 6:30 AM here and I have yet to go to bed :-/ Can you explain what I missed? :lol
Durante
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(01-18-2008, 12:37 PM)
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I love the art. (And Ynos was being sarcastic. I think.)
PuppetMaster
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(01-18-2008, 12:39 PM)
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Love the style. Hopefully the gameplay is clever.
nelsonroyale
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(01-18-2008, 12:40 PM)
pretty good...if the story is decent I might pick this up. While I like the design, some of the settings look a bit bland. Hopefully they wont feel bland, or there will be some interesting environments
Aurelius
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(01-18-2008, 12:40 PM)
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I like the art, but what kind of game is it?
Paracelsus
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(01-18-2008, 01:06 PM)
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I'd pay the price of the limited plus 20 bucks just for having English language into the Japanese version. >.>

I like the art, but what kind of game is it?

Strategy role-playing game.
Ynos Yrros
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(01-18-2008, 01:19 PM)

Originally Posted by zoku88

It's 6:30 AM here and I have yet to go to bed :-/ Can you explain what I missed? :lol

You missed people complaining because video game characters, that live in magic filled futuristic worlds where a blu ray disc can change into clown squirell, wear apprel that is just not practical. In short, I was being sarcastic ;).

The design of this game does look awesome in my opinion.
hiryu
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(01-18-2008, 02:15 PM)
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I'm really looking forward to this game. Any idea when it's coming to the states?
HK-47
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(01-18-2008, 02:16 PM)
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I want this game
klee123
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(01-18-2008, 02:19 PM)
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Knowing how much of a LE whore I am, I'll most likely get the LE for 2K yen extra over the regular edition. The figure looks pretty crappy tho.
Durante
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(01-18-2008, 02:28 PM)
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Originally Posted by hiryu

I'm really looking forward to this game. Any idea when it's coming to the states?

I hope it's "when" and not "if".
Hcoregamer00
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(01-18-2008, 02:34 PM)
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Holy Crap, I love the character designs so much.

This along with Advance Wars: Days of Ruin are character designs that I just adore.

The lead, Alicia looks great, and the cast of villains are just awesome

Originally Posted by Durante

I hope it's "when" and not "if".

Considering that this game doesn't fit the westernized image that Sega is trying to use, the chances that the game will not come out in the States are pretty darn high. At least the PS3 is region free so we can import it.
Narcosis
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(01-18-2008, 02:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hcoregamer00

At least the PS3 is region free so we can import it.

That doesn't help people like me, who look at kanji and just see weird markings
Hcoregamer00
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(01-18-2008, 02:58 PM)
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Originally Posted by Narcosis

That doesn't help people like me, who look at kanji and just see weird markings

A game like Valkyrie of the Battlefield will garner a large cult following (a la Sakura Taisen) if it will never get a USA release. That means I will give it 6 months until we see Translation guides and walkthroughs.

Even if the game doesn't get a domestic release, at least we have the option of playing the Japanese release
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(01-18-2008, 03:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hcoregamer00

Considering that this game doesn't fit the westernized image that Sega is trying to use, the chances that the game will not come out in the States are pretty darn high. At least the PS3 is region free so we can import it.

It was listed for Fall in the last EGM.
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(01-18-2008, 03:10 PM)
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Day one purchase. I've been super-hyped about this game since the very first set of screens. Every time I see more, my desire expands.
Paracelsus
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(01-18-2008, 03:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hcoregamer00

A game like Valkyrie of the Battlefield will garner a large cult following (a la Sakura Taisen) if it will never get a USA release. That means I will give it 6 months until we see Translation guides and walkthroughs.


I'd still prefer an USA release rather than a "huge cult following".

Not mentioning we'll have to see how huge will be this so-called "cult".
Defuser
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(01-18-2008, 03:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paracelsus

I'd still prefer an USA release rather than a "huge cult following".

Not mentioning we'll have to see how huge will be this so-called "cult".

Is SRPG popular in Japan?
Paracelsus
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(01-18-2008, 03:35 PM)
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Originally Posted by Defuser

Is SRPG popular in Japan?

As long as it's called "Sakura Taisen" or "Super Robot Taisen" it has good chances to succeed.
Defuser
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(01-18-2008, 03:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paracelsus

As long as it's called "Sakura Taisen" or "Super Robot Taisen" it has good chances to succeed.

They should rename to Valkyrie Taisen :lol
kay
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(01-18-2008, 03:38 PM)

Originally Posted by Red Blaster

It was listed for Fall in the last EGM.

That's really quick if true, Sega as publisher?
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(01-18-2008, 03:43 PM)
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Hcoregamer00
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(01-18-2008, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by Red Blaster

It was listed for Fall in the last EGM.

This is EGM we are talking about, it means nothing.

I want a press release to confirm USA release (although I am a bit happy).

Originally Posted by Paracelsus

I'd still prefer an USA release rather than a "huge cult following".

Not mentioning we'll have to see how huge will be this so-called "cult".

Same here, I would also prefer a USA release.

The question is whether Sega will release it because this game is a niche game.
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(01-18-2008, 03:47 PM)
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Originally Posted by 7Th

Megaupload = :(

Country slots? If you're using Firefox, just grab the plugin.
dionysus
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(01-18-2008, 03:49 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hcoregamer00

Same here, I would also prefer a USA release.

The question is whether Sega will release it because this game is a niche game.

Hopefully they will. There is almost no competition in this genre on next gen HD in the US. The only thing I can think of is Disgaeia (sp?).

On the flip side US ps3 owners haven't really been supporting anything that is not a shooter.
Pachael
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(01-18-2008, 03:52 PM)
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Originally Posted by Paracelsus

As long as it's called "Sakura Taisen" or "Super Robot Taisen" it has good chances to succeed.

The former's stock is almost gone, sadly :< The latter will do much better in the JP market. I think Sega might give Valkyrie a chance in the US market but as usual, dub and market poorly and have it bomb statewide, ensuring we'd never get a sequel. I hope this doesn't become the case, but it's Sega, so.
Hcoregamer00
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(01-18-2008, 03:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by dionysus

Hopefully they will. There is almost no competition in this genre on next gen HD in the US. The only thing I can think of is Disgaeia (sp?).

On the flip side US ps3 owners haven't really been supporting anything that is not a shooter.

Yeah, I am a little worried that the PS3 owners are buying more American games when I bought a PS3 for the Japanese ones. Hopefully it will change when Final Fantasy 13 is released in the States.

Originally Posted by Pachael

The former's stock is almost gone, sadly :< The latter will do much better in the JP market. I think Sega might give Valkyrie a chance in the US market but as usual, dub and market poorly and have it bomb statewide, ensuring we'd never get a sequel. I hope this doesn't become the case, but it's Sega, so.

The blu ray disc holds 50 gigs(dual layered), Sega has doesn't have a reason to make the game single language.
IzumiK
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(01-18-2008, 03:53 PM)
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PS3 is getting soooo hot.
DMPrince
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(01-18-2008, 03:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by IzumiK

PS3 is getting soooo hot.

May need to get that sent in for repairs.
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(01-18-2008, 03:55 PM)
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Don't worry, it shuts down if it starts getting too hot. It won't break.
Ramune
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(01-18-2008, 03:59 PM)
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As many times as Sega dropped the ball on Sakura Taisen games being released outside Japan, I expect this one to experience the same fate. Thank goodness for region-free out the box on the PS3. Sony deserves kudos on that decision. The cast looks great, and have a very inspired look here and lord knows the PS3 could use a good SRPG in it's lineup. The stars need to align for a US/UK release though.

That last guy, can't help but think "Xanatos" from Gargolyes. :lol
Hcoregamer00
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(01-18-2008, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ramune

As many times as Sega dropped the ball on Sakura Taisen games being released outside Japan, I expect this one to experience the same fate. Thank goodness for region-free out the box on the PS3. Sony deserves kudos on that decision. The cast looks great, and have a very inspired look here and lord knows the PS3 could use a good SRPG in it's lineup. The stars need to align for a US/UK release though.

That last guy, can't help but think "Xanatos" from Gargolyes. :lol

Well, as I mentioned earlier the game is "Niche" and "very Japanese"

That doesn't bode well, but I am hoping that maybe sega would grace us with a release.
Pachael
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(01-18-2008, 04:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Hcoregamer00

The blu ray disc holds 50 gigs(dual layered), Sega has doesn't have a reason to make the game single language.

Neither do they have the reason to make it dual language as it costs more and they'd want to see how the title fares before considering a US port. They took a while to even consider a Yakuza port and look how that turned out?
Hcoregamer00
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(01-18-2008, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pachael

Neither do they have the reason to make it dual language as it costs more and they'd want to see how the title fares before considering a US port. They took a while to even consider a Yakuza port and look how that turned out?

No, I was not talking about dual language as in Japanese text along with english localization (a la Japanese releases for Gyakuten Saiban). I was talking about having dual language voice acting for the USA release.

A big difference.
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SolidSnakex
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(01-18-2008, 04:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Pachael

Neither do they have the reason to make it dual language as it costs more and they'd want to see how the title fares before considering a US port. They took a while to even consider a Yakuza port and look how that turned out?

If a small company like Atlus is willing to do dual audio for their games, then nearly no company has an excuse not to, especially one as big as Sega.
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(01-18-2008, 05:57 PM)
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Youtube link to the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFxIaFiiybM
harSon
(01-18-2008, 05:59 PM)
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I want this game.
kenta
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(01-18-2008, 06:00 PM)
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This looks really cool, good for Sega

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