Valkyria Chronicles II Demo Marches Onto The PlayStation Network

War spills across a much smaller CANVAS today as Sega releases a demo of Valkyria Chronicles II for the PSP on the PlayStation Network. Check out the sequel to the underappreciated PlayStation 3 game ahead of its August 31 release.

The original Valkyria Chronicles for the PlayStation 3 is an amazing game, with striking visuals and a unique hybrid of turn-based strategy and role-playing gameplay. Valkyria Chronicles II preserves the watercolor finish of the CANVAS system, while adding various improvements to the battle system, including a multi-field battle layout with branching paths. It even adds multiplayer to the mix, allowing both cooperative and competitive play.

Of course it is still a portable sequel to a console game, so it's easy to see why fans of the first title might be wary of giving it another go. That's what demos were made for.

Valkyria Chronicles II Demo Available on PSN Today [PlayStation Blog]