By Tyler Trosper / March 27th, 2017
Today, Sega announced that Valkyria Revolution, a unique follow-up to the Valkyria Chronicles series, will release in the Americas on June 27th. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will be available physically and digitally, but the Vita version will only be available digitally.
Anyone who preorders or manages to snag a launch copy of the game will receive the Valkyria Revolution Vanargand Edition. Bundled in this version of the game includes a bold pin with the Vanargand’s coat of arms inscribed on it, a 12-track soundtrack with music composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, and a very nice box to house it all in.
Sega describes the game in-depth on the PlayStation Blog:
First things first: Valkyria Revolution is not a sequel to the Valkyria Chronicles series. “Spinoff” would be the right word. It takes place in a whole different timeline, continent, and universe than its predecessors, but familiar elements — such as the precious mineral ragnite and the legendary beings known as the Valkyria — make a return.
Instead of a World War II influence, the game is inspired by the European industrial revolution and focuses on a war of liberation between two vastly different nations. But arguably the biggest difference is the battle system. The turn-based action has been replaced with faster-paced (but no less strategic) combat. This hybrid battle system combines the tactics of customizing squad behavior and loadouts with real-time action for some pretty intense moments on the field.
But at its core, Valkyria Revolution is a very human story about war. The small independent kingdom of Jutland is suffocating from an economic blockade sanctioned by the tyrannical Ruzi Empire, and must resort to war in order to liberate itself and the surrounding lands from the Ruzi’s imperialist conquest.
There’s one small problem: the Ruzi Empire have a Valkyria. You know, the living embodiment of death in demi-god form? Yeah, things aren’t going very well for the soldiers of Jutland. But that’s where the Vanargand come in. This elite team of ragnite sensitive warriors have been assembled with the sole purpose of annihilating the Ruzi’s Valkyria with extreme prejudice. Led by the consummate professional Captain Amleth Gronkaer and bolstered by the inspiring presence of Jutland’s Princess Ophelia, the Vanargand are ready to turn the tide of the war in the name of freedom. However, Amleth hides a terrible secret. Is he friend or foe to the country he has sworn to protect?
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