Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles III will not be localised to the North American or Europe markets. Hiroshi Seno, Sega's team manager of console sales cited poor PSP system sales in the western markets as well as weak interest in Valkyria Chronicles II. However, Seno noted that a future downloadable release on PlayStation Vita is possible. Read on
The East Europan Imperial Alliance declares war on the Atlanic Federation - thus begins the Second Europan War. Motivated by greed for a mineral called Ragnite, the Alliance's superior military is able to push back the Federation and begin invading the neutral Gallia. Enter Welkin Gunther - the son of the country's war hero. Joined by town watch captain Alicia Melciott and his adopted sister Isara Welkin leads the escape in the Edelweiss tank that was used in the previous war. Following their escape Welkin assumes the command of the new Squad 7 and join the war effort.
Valkyria Chronicles is a Tactical RPG with real time battle movement. The game has you move units from the squad around the battlefield in order to defeat the enemy who each have different strengths and weaknesses. The game uses Sega's 'CANVAS' engine and has the appearance of a watercolor painting - thus creating a unique style.
The series has spawned a manga and anime series.