Sega’s 2008 tactical role-playing game “Valkyria Chronicles” is coming to the PC, according to a tweet posted by the Japanese multinational video game developer Sunday.
Gallia, to arms! Return to the original battle on PC. More info coming soon... pic.twitter.com/Lj4tc3YPfG
â€” SEGA (@SEGA) October 27, 2014
Despite positive reviews, the game’s sales weren't very impressive six years ago, only moving 33,000 copies in the U.S. during November 2008, and 77,000 units during its first week of availability in Japan that year. Overall, the game has sold an underwhelming 1 million copies worldwide. Still, it has retained a cult following, and players worldwide excitedly tweeted about Sega's recent announcement. Some are also hoping the game will also come to Sony's PS4.
Valkyria Chronicles is coming to PC. I still have my PS3 copy, and I must say, play this game however you can. It is so good.
— Stealth (@Stealth___) October 28, 2014
— Jon(athan) (@Araceae) October 28, 2014
“Valkyria Chronicles” launched for the PlayStation 3 Nov. 4, 2008, in North America, earning high scores from a number of critics. The game is set in Europa, an area loosely based on Europe during the early years of World War II. Due to its abundance of a substance called Ragnite, which represents petroleum in the game, the neutral area of Gallia comes under attack from the East European Imperial Alliance, an organization engaged in a war with the Atlantic Federation. Players control the Gallian Militia, which must stop the invasion.
The game’s artistic appearance is one of its highlights. The background and characters look similar to a moving watercolor painting, with comic book-like elements. Sony hasn't revealed if the game will eventually be coming to the PS4, but if PC sales are high for "Valkyria Chronicles," it may come to Sony's eighth-generation console.