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 option, … » 11/06/12 8:00am 11/06/12 8:00am

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