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Sega Planning Valkyria Chronicles 2 Download Content

Downloadable missions, characters and more on the way.

Valkyria Chronicles 2 hits the PSP next week!

The original Valkyria Chronicles had a few pieces of download content, but it was all rather hefty (and pricey), with full scenarios that fit right into the game. For Valkyria 2, Sega seems to be planning more bite-sized pieces of DLC.

In an interview in this week's Famitsu, the sequel's staff detailed some of the planned download content. In addition to passwords for characters and tank stickers, players can look forward to periodic mission downloads.

While the staff did not get into specifics in the interview, "missions" could be akin to the DLC that Sega offers for Phantasy Star Portable 2. Perhaps we can expect the content to be free, similar to that title, rather than the paid downloads of the first Valkyria.

Regarding the character passwords, which bring special guest characters into the game, these will eventually all be posted at the game's official site. This includes the pre-order bonus password which unlocks Valkyria 1's Selvaria Bles. The plan is for, in the end, all players to have access to all the game's guest characters.

Elsewhere in the interview, the staff revealed how long a play experience players can expect from Valkyria 2. Just clearing the missions that are related to the story will run about 30 to 40 hours. However, the play time can be extended for those who try to work through all the classmate missions and all the missions that appear after clearing the game.

You may also get some enjoyment in replaying old missions. The game kicks off in January 1937. After clearing the game once, you'll be able to use your clear data to replay the mission for any month of your choosing.

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