It wouldn't have been a big surprise if Sega decided to put a second Valkyria Chronicles on hold after the PlayStation 3 version debuted to limited commercial success, despite its critical acclaim. But according to an interview on the European PlayStation Blog, Sega reevaluated where a sequel might make sense and moved forward with Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PSP, but that doesn't rule out returning to the big brother console in the future.
"We’re still developing Valkyria Chronicles 2 so, to be honest, we’re not really thinking about Valkyria Chronicles 3, 4 or 5 at this point," said an unnamed Sega representative on the blog. "Just in terms of how our team develops titles and our way of thinking when we choose the platform for each of our titles, it’s not necessarily 'let’s make a PS3 game!”. It’s more a case of 'what kind of game do we want to make?'"
Creating Valkyria Chronicles 2 on PSP gives Sega a chance to move the franchise along without having to invest the same amount of development time and money that a PS3 version would require. Should Valkyria Chronicles 2 prove a solid investment on PSP, the series could move forward in a number of directions for a third game.
"So potentially Valkyria Chronicles 3, or another title that we work on next might be on the PS3, it might still be on the PSP, we don’t know at this point," said Sega.