Though there's been no official confirmation, an Amazon listing for Valkyria Chronicles 4 was spotted earlier today, suggesting an October 16th release for the West. The various listings were spotted for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch. Previously, people wondered if the Switch and Xbox One versions would release at the same time as the PS4 version. As it's the first time any mainline Valkyria Chronicles game has appeared on the Xbox One, or any Nintendo console, this fear is not entirely unwarranted. For now, Sega is only confirming a "Fall 2018" release window for both Europe and the Americas. Curiously, Sega also lists a "Spring 2018" release date for Australia, though this is certainly a typo.
Set within the Second Europan War, Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place at the same time as the first game, but hundreds of miles away, on the frozen plains. Featuring a new cast of characters and environments, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is aiming to move away from the nation of Gallia. Now, you take control of the young Commander Wallace of the Federation, as he and his friends are sent out on a desperate mission to stop the Eastern Imperial Alliance's advance. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is also boasting large maps, improvements to the battle system, a new class, as well as improving the already impressive watercolor visuals.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 comes at a time when Sega is left wondering where to take the series next. After the lackluster Valkyria Revolution, without a righting of the ship, we could well see the disappearance of the Valkyria series for quite some time. Most of the news surrounding Valkyria Chronicles 4 is indicating a shift in the right direction, however. By moving away from the school settings of 2 and 3, plus a greater focus on setting and characters shows the team is listening to feedback, and designing a more appealing world. Valkyria Chronicles 4 releases on March 21st in Japan, and sometime later this year for the rest of the world.