Valkyria Revolution, the spinoff from the Valkyria Chronicles series, now has a release date for the West. Sega announced that the game will be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One on June 27th in the Americas and June 30th in Europe. The action role-playing game known as Valkyria: Azure Revolution in Japan - where it launched in January - had its Western release pushed back from spring to summer but seems to be on track now.
Set during a different timeline and in a different setting than previous Valkyria games, Valkyria Revolution is inspired by the European Industrial Revolution. The Kingdom of Jutland is dealing with an economic blockade from the Ruzi Empire and must turn to war in order to liberate their small, independent nation. Unfortunately, the Ruzi have a powerful Valkyria on their side and an elite team of ragnite sensitive warriors called the Vanargand have been called on to destroy it.
The Vanargand are lead by Captain Amleth Gronkaer and accompanied by Jutland’s Princess Ophelia. The group of qualified soldiers are prepared to fight for their freedom but they may have more than just the Valkyria to contend with. Amleth is holding a secret that will have players questioning whether he’s a trustworthy ally.
The world of Valkyria is different in this game but there are some changes to gameplay as well. Strategic battles are no longer turn based in Revolution but are now more fast paced. The battle system combines customizing squad behavior and loadouts with real-time action for more exciting gameplay.
Details about special edition preorders for Valkyria Revolution have also been revealed. The Valkyria Revolution Vanargand Edition will be available for preorder in the Americas with limited edition physical copies for the PS4 and Xbox One. This special edition will include a Vanargand coat of arms pin, a 12 track soundtrack and an outer box featuring artwork. The game will be released digitally and physically for PS4 and Xbox One but digital only for PS Vita. There is a limited amount of physical copies so don’t wait too long to order yours if you’re interested. Valkyria Revolution will be available in the Americas on June 27, 2017.