Sega has released Valkyria Chronicles II to retailers in North America today. The game is available for the PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, and a digital version is available for download on as well.
Valkyria Chronicles II takes place two years after the conclusion of the original game and takes players back to the epic adventure set in 1930’s fictitious Europe. In the sequel, players take on the role of a group of young Gallian Military Academy cadets who find themselves plunged into a bitter civil war when the newly formed Gallian Revolutionary Army stages a coup. The CANVAS engine originally developed by SEGA Game Studios Japan for Valkyria Chronicles has been fully redesigned for this latest installment in the franchise. This engine powers over 20 new distinct and visually stunning environments where players will have over 200 different missions to explore. The BLiTZ battle system has also been redesigned to offer players the freedom to strategically move around the environment and attack enemies using real-time controls, something never before seen in the tactical role-playing game genre. And for the first time in Valkyria, ad-hoc Versus and Co-op multiplayer gameplay is also available.
Valkyria Chronicles II is available now for $39.99. For players looking to try out the game, a demo is also live on the PlayStation Network for download.