The long expected DLC (downloadable content) for the US version of Valkyria Chronicles has been officially announced. The three separate packs will be out this spring, no exact date or pricing is available yet.
Hard EX Mode – fight your way once again through the entire Imperial army, where the enemies are more lethal and your main tank Edelweiss is unavailable. You’ll have to be more strategic in order to overcome your opponents.
Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment” – six members have been separated from Squad 7 and on their journey to reunite with their squad, they stumble upon a tiny village under attack by the Imperial Army. Play as Edy and command your outnumbered team to defend the small village from annihilation.
Selvaria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame”– Taking place right after the outbreak of Gallian battle lines, you play as Johann, a young and meek engineer assigned to Selvaria’s troop. See the action as it unfolds behind enemy lines and see the war play out through the eyes of the enemy.
It would be nice if these were no-cost downloads… but that is not very likely. At least, the Hard EX difficulty could be free. Speaking of which, is the Hard EX for the skirmishes or the campaign? It has to be the campaign mode.
I’ve started trying the skirmishes on the Hard difficulty, and I must say it’s kicking the shit out of me. No Edelweiss would just make it fucking impossible. Shit, to beat the first skirmish mission on Hard the only thing I could come up with was spamming Isara’s smoke bombs for a desperate B rank. That mission is laughably easy on Normal, so I can only imagine what the later skirmishes are like on hard.
The google gods are telling me that Hard EX is for the campaign mode, so that’s cool. Just might have to pick up one of those PSN cards to buy this stuff.
UPDATE: Hard mode EX is for skirmishes only.