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Valkyria Chronicles Scores DLC: Hard Mode, Missions

Valkyria Chronicles is so gorgeous. I'd have bought it by now if, y'know, I ever actually spent time at home with my PS3.


Sega may be whining that not enough people bought Valkyria Chronicles, not to mention they're a bit busy with its anime adaptation, but that hasn't stopped them from releaseing a $4.99 (USD) pack of downloadable content for the game.

No, you don't get weird plug-ins to dress up the characters as playboy bunnies or anything like that, these are a bit more gaming-focused items. First up is a Hard EX Mode, which makes the enemies more difficult AND you lose your Edelweiss tank-- a much tougher battle. You also get two missions in the pack: one in which you play as Edy and try to regather the six members of your team who've been separated, and one where you play as a meek engineer who must help defeat his enemy. The catch? The engineer fights on the Selvarian side-- against your characters.

Interesting stuff! When I (finally) buy Valkyria I'll probably consider snatching this up, mostly for the Hard EX mode-- how about you?
ComradeCrashon April 9, 2009 at 8:47 a.m.
Sounds like it would bring more of a challenge! ...Sadly I don't have a PS3. :(
VILEon April 9, 2009 at 9:08 a.m.
Going to pick up this pack just for the two missions and try hard ex but not going to get far in it.
DocHauson April 9, 2009 at 9:56 a.m.
I've heard good things about the game, but alas the price for the only damn system that plays it has not dropped. I really hope that someday they'll port this thing over to the 360, but I'm not holding my breath.
HeeroYuyon April 9, 2009 at 10:35 a.m.
IT'S OUT!?!?!?!
*runs to his PS3*

HOLY S*** IT'S FINALLY IN THE US!!! WOOO!!!!
*tosses his Differential Equations book out the window and grabs controller*

I'll catch up with everyone else later.

EDIT: .....wait....it comes out NEXT Thursday?....awww...
*goes back to pick up Diff Eq book*
omoon April 9, 2009 at 10:49 a.m.
It's all about Edy and Selvaria IMO.

And since the game is now $30 at EB, there's no reason to not own it if you have a PS3 (for us Americans). And don't bother holding out on this title coming to the Xbox360, not gonna happen since it just didn't sell well outside of Asia.
Gunbladeron April 9, 2009 at 11:08 a.m.
You should pick up VC now, gia, it's on sale at gamestop for $30 new
Agent_Loston April 9, 2009 at 12:14 p.m.
It time like this that I wish did I have a PS3, also the fact that the jap voice is in the N.A. version is not helping. Time to save up and hope that Sony announce a price cut for the PS3
SpaceDrakeon April 9, 2009 at 1:45 p.m.
"And since the game is now $30 at EB, there's no reason to not own it if you have a PS3 (for us Americans). And don't bother holding out on this title coming to the Xbox360, not gonna happen since it just didn't sell well outside of Asia."

Which makes me extremely sad, because I don't want to buy a PS3 just for this one game, but there's so little else that's exclusive to the PS3 that I can't justify buying it over a 360.
giaon April 10, 2009 at 7:14 a.m.
SpaceDrake: Well, Final Fantasy XIII isn't going to be PS3-exclusive, but I've heard that so far it'll run way nicer on a PS3, if that makes any difference ^_^

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