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)
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.