At long last, Sega has announced when Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be arriving on western shores: Sept. 25.
For those unfamiliar with the series, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the latest entry in the tactical RPG series, Valkyria Chronicles, which made its debut on the PlayStation 3 back in 2008. Once it arrives here, it will be the first time in eight years for a mainline entry to do so, as the previous one, Valkyria Chronicles 3, was never released outside of Japan.
And keeping in line with its predecessors, Valkyria Chronicles 4 will feature the series’ traditional gameplay and aesthetic, distancing itself from the new look and feel Sega mistakenly utilized with last year’s Valkyria Revolution.
Here is more about the game, via Sega:
- 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?
- 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 score for Valkyria Chronicles 4.
On top of the release date, Sega also announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be getting a launch edition which comes with an exclusive controller skin for your chosen platform featuring Ragnarok the medic dog.
To recap, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is due out for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC on Sept. 25.
Check out the most recent trailer below: