The Best Part of this Game? Anime Character Pixel Art

Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax is a fighting game that takes many of the most popular light novel characters (which have subsequently appeared in popular anime and manga) and has them battle it out. But I have to say my favorite part of the game isn't the fighting, it's the character sprites. » 12/02/14 6:00am 12/02/14 6:00am

Watch Live as Anime Characters Beat the Crap Out of Each Other [Done!]

Ever wondered who would win in a fight between Sword Art Online’s Kirito and Valkyria Chronicles’ Selvaria Bles? Well wonder no longer as we answer this question and many others as the Up All Night Stream plays mega-crossover fighting game Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. » 11/28/14 4:00am 11/28/14 4:00am

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This Fighting Game Has a Modern Anime Fan’s Dream Cast

What do the characters of Sword Art Online, Black Bullet, The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, The Irregular at Magic High School, and Valkyria Chronicles all have in common? They’re all ready to beat the living hell out of each other in Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax. » 11/25/14 6:00am 11/25/14 6:00am

Yet More Proof That We All Want More Great JRPGs

Japan, are you there? Are you listening? Japan? I'm going to say this as clearly as possible, so even the biggest, most stubborn video game publishers can understand: Americans want more JRPGs. » 11/12/14 2:30pm 11/12/14 2:30pm

Valkyria Chronicles is My First and Only SRPG Love

This week, Sega announced that formerly PS3-exclusive Valkyria Chronicles would be coming to PC November 11, 2014. Just the idea that more people will get to experience this game makes me giddy. Why? Because the Valkyria Chronicles series is my first and only SRPG love. » 10/31/14 6:30am 10/31/14 6:30am

Over the holidays, the fan group working on translating Valkyria Chronicles 3 into English have finally released their work. If you own a Japanese copy of the game, you can download the patch and read the tutorial on how to apply it on the project's official blog-slash-homepage here. » 1/02/14 7:00am 1/02/14 7:00am

How Valkyria Chronicles Got Me Addicted to a Japanese Social Game

Before last year I had never seriously played a social game. I was never interested in Bejeweled or Farmville (as the later just seemed to be a lazy version of Harvest Moon to me) or any other Facebook/mobile game. » 4/16/13 4:30am 4/16/13 4:30am

You Got Your Manga in my Game!

One of the most interesting things about Capcom's Lost Planet spin-off E.X. Troopers is its art style. Like more than a few games, it has cel-shaded graphics and bright colors which give off a distinct and beautiful look. But what makes E.X. Troopers stand out is how committed it is to being a manga-in-motion. Every… » 12/07/12 4:00am 12/07/12 4:00am

The Valkyria Chronicles 3 Anime is So True to the Game, I Forgot I…

As I've said before, I was a fan of the Valkyria Chronicles series from the moment I first saw its debut trailer. Not only was it beautiful but also it got me, a man who never liked strategy games growing up, to spend countless hours on them. I love the series (though VC2 has more than its share of problems) and… » 11/09/12 6:00am 11/09/12 6:00am

Valkyria Chronicles 3 Fan-Made Translation Patch in the Works

Last week we at Kotaku East showed you how to play Valkyria Chronicles 3, even if you don't understand Japanese, using a collection of translations and guides from across the internet. Of course, for the more patient of you—or just those who want everything translated and in one simple package—there is another… » 11/06/12 8:00am 11/06/12 8:00am

Valkyria Chronicles: Where Histories Diverge

Historical fiction is one of those concepts that gaming handles best. Whether it's Einstein building a time machine to kill Hitler or assassins battling Templars in the Renaissance, gaming alone among popular media allows people to interact with a world both familiar yet radically different from our own. Valkyria… » 11/02/12 8:31am 11/02/12 8:31am

How to Play Valkyria Chronicles 3 Even if You Don’t Speak Japanese

In the year-and-a-half since the Japanese release of Valkyria Chronicles 3, it's become painfully apparent that it will not be leaving Japanese shores–at least in the foreseeable future. If you are one of the many fans of the series dying to play the newest Valkyria Chronicles, fear not! You are not alone. Thanks to… » 11/02/12 7:24am 11/02/12 7:24am

Valkyria Chronicles 3 is The Best Game Of the Series

From the moment I laid eyes on the first Valkyria Chronicles' trailer, I knew it would be a game I would love–for the art style, if nothing else. As it turned out, the graphics, while as beautiful as I had expected, were only one part of a great game. The plot was excellent, the setting was a perfect example of a… » 11/02/12 5:56am 11/02/12 5:56am

Check Out the Other Valkyria Chronicles Game That’s Never Left Japan

As it stands, Valkyria Chronicles 3 is perhaps the most infamous of last generation's games to never get an international release. However, Valkyria Chronicles 3 isn't the only Valkyria Chronicles game never to leave Japanese shores. » 10/31/12 7:21am 10/31/12 7:21am

It's a Real Shame That We Didn't Get Valkyria Chronicles 3

Consider this a look back. Valkyria Chronicles 3 » 10/31/12 6:46am 10/31/12 6:46amis one of the most infamous of last generation's Japan-Only PSP titles. After the moderate success of the previous two games in the series around the world, it is surprising that the latest iteration never left Japan. But whatever the reason it was never picked up…

There's a New Valkyria Chronicles Game, But Don't Get Excited Just Yet

It's a browser game. Yeah. But it's still a new Valkyria Chronicles » 6/19/12 5:20am 6/19/12 5:20am game....just one for your browser. Make that, a virtual card-based game for your browser.

No, JRPGs Are Not Stale, Old-Fashioned, Archaic, Obsolete, Out Of Touch…

There's this idea floating around. I'm sure you've heard it. It comes in many forms, most of them obnoxious. » 4/13/12 3:00pm 4/13/12 3:00pm

Curvy General with a Curvy Figure (GEDDIT?)

If you've played war game Valkyria Chronicles or seen the anime, you probably know Selvaria Bles. She's the part of the game's Empire faction. And like any good Brigadier General, she has good command of her troops and her swimwear. » 11/28/11 1:30am 11/28/11 1:30am

The Sexy, Scribbly Art of Valkyria Chronicles

You wouldn't think a turn-based strategy game would be the type of thing you could call "beautiful", but that's exactly what cult 2008 PS3 title Valkyria Chronicles was. » 8/04/11 7:00am 8/04/11 7:00am