It was recently revealed that SEGA has filed for a trademark in Japan that may point towards a sequel for one of its more popular franchises.
This Esuteru blog post reveals that the popular video game publisher has had a trademark filed for ‘Aoki Kakumei no Valkyria,’ which roughly translates into ‘Valkyria of the Blue Revolution.‘ The presence of Valkyria in the title alone points towards a new iteration of the anime-themed strategy game coming to the Japanese gaming market, but the trademark also containing mention of the Blue Revolution nearly confirms that some sort of project relating to Valkyria Chronicles, although whether this pertains to a new game in the series or some other form of media entirely remains to be seen.
While international releases of Valkyria Chronicles have been rather scarce in the West, the games have still found some a cult following in the US and UK. The original Valkyria Chronicles was released in the United States in 2008, with a PSP sequel and a PC remake releasing in 2011 and 2014, respectively. The games mix a blend of anime-style characters and plot threads with a World War II setting, using tactical strategy combat as a main focus alongside dialogue trees and some light third-person shooting.
Valkyria Chronicles may not be the most popular strategy RPG series around, but here’s hoping that fans get the full-fledged sequel that they’ve been asking for for years instead of the relatively low-quality products SEGA has been releasing as of late.