I am perfectly comfortable with outright betting that there are *many* Japanese VC fans who would enthusiastically want to see and partake in consumating a PS3 VC HD Trilogy (as it is at the moment) collection - remember; other than the fact that Japanese VC fans actually have VC3, there is nothing so very different between Western and Eastern VC fans. Collectively, we would dearly want to see as much done with the IP as possible, and therefore couldn't possibly be more excited to have a chance to have HD upscaled and re-tweeked (PS3 dual analogue control for VC2 and VC3? Awesome!) renditions of VC2 and VC3 remastered for PS3 (we *can* look toward how Kojima handled his MGS2, MGS3, and Peace Walker re-releases on PS3, 360, Vita, and 3DS for inspiration, technically...).
Additionally, as much as I have ragged on Sega of late, I want to believe that (hopefully!) they have enough common and business sense to realise that any official localisation and release of VC3 to the West now *would have to be with the Extra Edition of VC3*. But then again, I hear y'all - considering how hard we have worked and continue to work to make official Western VC3 a reality, I *would not put such a theoretically simple and unassuming technicality past our dear stubborn, narrow minded, and close sighted friends at Sega*.
Nevertheless, if you do manage to engage any actually *knowledgeable, reputable, and/or reliable* Sega representatives at MCM - you/we MUST be very careful, tactful, and strategic with our interactions with them. It is not so much that we should spaz out and bluntly suggest that 'we want PS3 HD VC3/VC Collection or XSEED localised PSP and Vita compatible VC3 for many years now, why haven't you done this yet Sega?!?!'.
Rather, the point now is that we must (and although some of you may find my tact now distasteful, or possibly even villainous...) be ever smart, calculating, and coldly logical in outright cornering Sega into a so-called 'thought-trap'; a trap within and from which they cannot escape without admitting the validity and legitimacy of the fair and sound reasoning of our continued arguments for officially Western localised VC3 and therefore be outright forced to concede to offering us an acceptable and appropriate resolution to our campaign.
Thusly, it is not that we need to shout loudly at Sega representatives 'that we want a PS3 HD remaster of the VC complete trilogy NOW!' Rather we need to cooly and calculatingly point out and reaffirm that legitimately meaningful demand and request for VC3 exists even to this day, nearly three full years since VC3's first reveal in late 2010, and that *there are just so many possible, plausible, and entirely appropriate avenues with which VC3 can finally be localised to the West that we would be wholly okay with that Sega can no longer hide behind any one excuse/reason for having to continue to withold VC3 from us many fans in the West/internationally*. If the PSP route is no longer viable, make it a PSP AND Vita compatible download. If even Vita is unfavourable, make it a PS3 remastered HD complete trilogy release to catch all the original console only VC1 fans. If Sega outright refuses to shoulder *all* the costs of localising and publishing official Western VC3, please for the love of gravy let XSEED, who has already expressed official want to collaboratively localise VC3 with Sega, localise and release it already - and push the Sega representative fiercely on the issue of why they won't let XSEED do it - XSEEED, a company who can clearly see the value and potential of an English VC3 localisation when Sega themselves have not for nearly three years.
Of course you are fully welcome to draw upon the fact that Sega has already very recently reignited the imaginations, passions, and dedications of every able bodied Western and international VC fan for officially localised VC3 with their efforts to sanction UDON's official VC3 artbook release and Namco's unambiguously distracting front and center involvement of VC3's Kurt, Imca, and Riela in the upcoming Western release of PXZ. Once again Sega, why sanction and spend so much effort in indirectly promoting VC3 if you won't just finally officially localise and release VC3 the game to its well deserved and long awaiting Western/international fans?
Regardless, the point is not just to let the Sega representatives know that we would want VC3 localised to us. Rather, the point is to corner them by letting them know that we want officially localised VC3 *just so much* that we are outright *willing to accept an official Western release of VC3 on any number of acceptable formats/platforms and in any number of collaborative publishing arrangements* that Sega can no longer back pedal and hide behind any excuses because we have collectively and intellectually out-thought and strategized every single possiblity such that Sega can and will not be able to ignore the issue any longer.
Fight on, dear friends. We must fight on! Please do not forget about Valkyria Chronicles 3!
PS. Besides, if anyone has taken the time to watch Microsoft's recent Xbox One reveal - I think we should all suddenly realise just how much more important and crucial our ongoing campaign to have legitimately unique and creative game works like VC3 be championed, localised, released and represented to as many gamers and audiences as possible very truly is. I mean for heaven's sake - they thought they had saved the 'best' for last by accentuating the end of their reveal with Call of Duty. Call of Duty! Are you kidding me?!?!? You're telling me that with the end of this generation all we have to look forward to in the next renaissance is...more freakin' FPS's?!?!?
In 2008 the storytelling of the very first VC1 on PS3 was doing everything in its power to impart us with powerful and optimistic messages about how to marginalise prejudice in our times; in 2013 Microsoft expects us to 'buy back' into the same inane and mass-market FPSing that so distastefully defined their existance over the last decade. Are we actually *going back in time*, I wonder?
At this very real point in time, I would think it an outright joke if no one could see the far and away much greater innovation and creative thought that actually went into and goes into VC as an IP in general compared to the drivel that Microsoft was passing off as the 'future' in their reveal. But. I digress, and I apologise for doing so. Sorry.