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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Set for Deployment in 2018 On PS4, Xbox One, and Switch

Gaming article by Robert Scarpinito on Monday, November 20, 2017 - 00:53
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Developer
SEGA
Publisher
Sega
Release Date
September 25, 2018
Genre
RPG, Strategy
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After teasing a new project for the Valkyria Chronicles series a week ago, Sega has announced the upcoming release of the newest installment in the series. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is set to arrive on western shores some time in 2018, and it’s coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.

A five-minute announcement trailer went live at noon Japanese time on the teaser website.The first half of the video focused on the developers, who emphasized how they wanted to deliver an immersive experience that proved to be the best game in the franchise. After dropping a title card, a more traditional trailer with footage from the game begins. Everything is in Japanese with English subtitles.

 

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 is set during the same time period as the first game, but it tells a different story from the point of view of a new cast of characters. The pseudo-World War 2 setting acts as a backdrop for what looks to be a character-driven drama featuring Commander Claude Wallace “and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E.”

 

The Valkyria Chronicles games are known for their unique blend of turn-based strategy, real-time third-person shooter, and RPG mechanics. These elements make a return in this fourth entry in the franchise after a short departure from the formula. Like in previous games, Valkyria Chronicles 4 will feature a hand-drawn art style, and it uses the CANVAS Graphics Engine seen previously in the series. Veteran composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, of Final Fantasy Tactics and Final Fantasy XII fame, will be returning to work on the music for the game.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is coming nearly seven years after its predecessor, which only released in Japan. Valkyria Revolution, a spinoff from the series, was released earlier this year, but it was billed as an action RPG rather than a turn-based strategy game.

Are you excited for Valkyria Chronicles 4? What would you like to see in the game? Let us know in the comments below!

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