The beloved Valkyria Chronicles will make its big return to the West in 2018 with Valkyria Chronicles 4, a new chapter in the saga of PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One.
Returning to a continent devastated by the conflict with the familiar and sophisticated RPG tactical battle system, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is back with a vibrant artistic and evocative style that portrays, like a living aquaculture picture, a fascinating story inspired by World War II, rich in epochal triumphs, heartbreaking losses and an unexpected hope for mankind.
The launch of the game is scheduled for March 21, 2018, in Japan on PS4 and during the summer on Switch. In Europe and North America, Valkyria Chronicles 4 will release next year on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch, the launch window for the West is confirmed for sometime in 2018.
Check out the description given in the press release from SEGA below:
It is the year 1935 EC…
The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.
Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria… and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:
1. A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
2. The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
3. CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
4. The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, the original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.