Valkyria Chronicles 4 Marches West in 2018

Sunday, November 19th, 2017

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Valkyria Chronicles

The previous announcement of an upcoming Valkyria project has been revealed to be Valkyria Chronicles 4. This time instead of being based around Gallian troops, we’ll be instead following soldiers from the Atlantic Federation as they attempt to stop the Empire’s advances. In addition to the announcement a trailer has also been released. Here’s the press release


IRVINE, Calif. — Nov. 19, 2017 — Soldiers, strategists, and commanders–the call has come in from the front lines. It’s time to rejoin the fight! The beloved Valkyria Chronicles series makes its grand return westward in 2018 with Valkyria Chronicles 4, a new mainline chapter in the saga for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One™. Return to a continent ravaged by conflict with a familiar-yet-refined tactical RPG battle system, a vibrant and evocative art style that portrays a living canvas of watercolors, and a gripping World War II-inspired story full of momentous triumphs, heartbreaking loss, and unexpected hope for the human spirit.
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:
  • A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4takes 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?
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be available on PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One™ platforms in the Americas and Europe in 2018. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. Please visit the official website for more information: http://valkyria.sega.com/new.

So what do all of you think about the announcement?

SOURCE: Press Release

 

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  • ProfessorFluffy

    Glad this is a normal entry in the series. It’ll be odd that the series release order in the west will be VC1->VC2->VC4 though… Would be nice if they were to do an HD remaster of 3 before this game comes out.

    It would be cool if that dog was a playable character in the game, like a medic unit. It could run up to a fallen ally and lick their face to heal them or something. It would totally be able to heal all forms of gunshot wounds and exploded limbs Also, they better not kill him off in the story though. D:

  • Mr0303

    Looks great. Them incorporating the Russian winter into a Valkyria is bad news for the Federation. I do hope Sega localises this in a timely matter, or if they are to take their time at least give us VC3.