General Information
Valkyria Chronicles is a game developed and published by Sega and is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe. The continent of Europa is divided in two and ruled by the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading a small neutral country called Gallia, which is situated in the middle of the two great empires.
The game was given high praise during its 2008 launch but was severely overshadowed by the launch of Metal Gear Solid 4, leading it to be a hidden gem exclusive of the PlayStation 3.
The game follows a hero named Welkin Gunther and his fellow soldiers of the Federation's 7th Platoon that are fighting against the Empire intent on unifying the continent under its power. The Federation discovers that the Empire possesses a secret weapon, known as the "Valkyria"- an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends. With this new discovery, the fate of the Federation's ability to win the war and a hope for a better future hangs in the balance.
The games feature the unique BLiTZ battle system which uses real-time control of selected units during the player's turn, effectively making it a strategic third person shooter. It also runs on Sega's CANVAS graphics engine, giving it the appearance of a computer-rendered watercolor, making its appearance as unique as its gameplay.