It's official: Valkyria Chronicles is coming to PC

Valkyria Chronicles

UPDATE: Sega has confirmed via Twitter that the original Valkyria Chronicles is coming to the PC. Their tweet in full: "Gallia, to arms! Return to the original battle on PC. More info coming soon..." We'll bring you that info as soon as we have it.

ORIGINAL STORY: In terms of "getting things done" efficacy, petitions on the internet rank somewhere between an angry letter to the editor and wishing upon a star. And it's impossible to say how much impact the petition calling for a PC release of Valkyria Chronicles has actually had. But it's starting to look like that particular wheel might be turning.

Originally released in 2008, Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical-RPG developed and published by Sega, exclusively for the PlayStation 3. It holds a very respectable Metacritic rating of 86, and also inspired the aforementioned petition calling on Sega to release various console-exclusive games for the PC, in particular Valkyria Chronicles, "a natural compliment to your other, strategic, offerings on the PC platform."

Today it came to light that Pan-European Game Information, aka the European game-rating agency PEGI, has classified a version of the game for the PC. It's a new classification, separate from the existing entries for the PS3 original and Valkyria Chronicles II for the PSP, and gives the game a "16" rating for "realistic looking violence."

There's been no official announcement at this point, nor is there a rating for a PC version of Valkyria Chronicles on the ESRB website, and the PEGI entry lists the release date as October 16, which was almost two weeks ago. Take it for what it's worth, in other words. We've reached to Sega for more information and will update if and when we hear back.

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.