To say SEGA pulled a rabbit out of the hat late last night would be somewhat of an understatement. Out of the blue, the publisher announced plans to bring the critically underplayed tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles to PC.
Taking to Twitter, Sega confirmed the port with the following message, though the company didn’t make any reference to a potential release date. Either way, diehard fans may have a certain petition to be thankful for.
Gallia, to arms! Return to the original battle on PC. More info coming soon… pic.twitter.com/Lj4tc3YPfG
— SEGA (@SEGA) October 27, 2014
Once a PlayStation 3 exclusive, Chronicles initially released for Sony’s console back in 2008. Since then, the IP has enjoyed sustained success through an array of multimedia spinoffs, including an anime series and a handful of manga titles along with a pair of direct sequels that were unfortunately dumped on the PlayStation Portable.
Taking place within Europe during the nascent stages of World War II, Valkyria Chronicles told the fictional tale of two waring camps: the Federation and the Empire. As Welkin, players endeavoured to bring the two disparate factions together and ultimately prevent the Principality of Gallia from becoming a smoking crater in the Empire’s wake.
Combining tactical gameplay with real-time events, SEGA’s PS3 exclusive became an instant hit with RPG fans, hence its inclusion in the aforementioned petition. Whether this is evidence of the publisher looking to its bountiful archives for more rereleases is another question, but for now, we’re just happy to see the return of Squad 7.
All we know for now is that Valkyria Chronicles will indeed receive a welcome port to PC. When exactly that port will grace the platform remains to be seen but, as always, we’ll let you know as soon as we learn more.