Sega announced that turn-based RPG Valkyria Chronicles would be coming to the Switch on October 16th, roughly a month after Valkyria Chronicles 4. In addition, Sega also took time to detail the post-release schedule for all of Valkyria Chronicles 4‘s upcoming DLC, free or otherwise. Anyone who buys Valkyria Chronicles 4 from the Switch eShop will also receive 25% off of Valkyria Chronicles for Switch, bringing the price down from 19.99 USD to 14.99 USD. The promotion will run from October 16th to December 17th.

Before Valkyria Chronicles 4 releases later this month, Sega also published the post-launch schedule for all the upcoming DLC. While the English version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 appears to be lacking a Season Pass that includes all of the DLC, the “Memoirs from Battle” edition does come with a few extras. The full schedule and pricing is as follows:

  • September 25th (Release day): Tank Decals — Free, Japanese Voice Pack — Free (Switch only, included on-disc on other platforms)
  • October 9th: Squad E, To the Beach! — $6.99
  • October 23rd: A Captainless Squad — $4.99 (free at launch if Valkyria Chronicles 4 is preordered digitally)
  • November 4th: Expert Level Skirmishes — $4.99
  • November 20th: The Two Valkyria — $4.99
  • December 4th: Edy’s Advance Ops — $3.99 (a code that can be used at launch comes with the Memoirs of Battle edition)
  • December 18th: A United Front with Squad 7 — $5.99 (a code that can be used at launch comes with the Memoirs of Battle edition)

You can read more about the individual DLC in detail on Sega’s website.

What’s particularly unusual about the post-launch DLC schedule is the lack of a Season Pass, especially after Japan got one. All of the DLC combined adds up to $32, and while having the option to selectively purchase DLC is nice, many would prefer to get all of the DLC in one package for a reduced price. No other English version of a Valkyria Chronicles came with a Season Pass, so while this may be Sega following precedent, it’s still unusual, regardless. You can pick up Valkyria Chronicles 4 when it launches for modern consoles and PCs on September 25th and the original Valkyria Chronicles when it releases for Switch on October 16th.

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