Aaron Webber, Assistant Community Manager for Sega of America, just caused thousands of simultaneous geekgasms (can we get a mop in here?) across the country by announcing that Valkyria Chronicles II is indeed coming to these shores.
You may recall that when it the sequel to the cult PlayStation 3 hit was first announced for Japanese release back in July, gamers got a bit of a surprise in that it was bound for the PSP platform instead of a home console. However, fans can rest at ease knowing the same team that created the original Valkyria are helming the follow-up.
Enjoy this far-too-short teaser and then duck into the trenches for more details.
Here’s a bit of backstory on VKII for you all:
The year is 1937 EC.
Two years later, the ashes of the Second Europan war still glow in Gallia’s history. But even peace is a fragile happiness – and hearts that once fought side by side are not forever friends.
In the midst of this peace appears a group known as the Gallian Revolutionary Army, swearing to topple the current government – in a lightning fast coup, they arm themselves with the best of both Gallian technology and soldiers.
What was once a small but strong unified country is instantly plunged back onto the battlefield. But the day and age of the last war’s heroes is already fading out – with families to protect and children to raise, they are the ones who must now be protected. While numbers split and tensions rise, the spotlight shines to a handful of up-and-coming students at a Gallian Military Academy.
As civil war begins to rage across the country, morality and war clash with passion and ideals. But this time the distinction between blue and red is not so simple – nor will it ever be. Gallia once stood as a defiant beacon of hope against a giant empire… but can the country now defend against its own?
Valkyria Chronicles II is due out in the Summer of 2010.
[Via: PlayStation Blog]