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Valkyria Chronicles 4 is coming in 2018, and yes, it's coming to Switch too


Jason Clement

Let's be honest: things weren't looking good for the Valkyria Chronicles series after the latest entry, Valkyria Chronicles Revolution, came out in June this year and underwhelmed, both critically and sales-wise (Barrel called it a "husk of a spin-off that is unlikely to really satisfy existing Valkyria fans" in his review).

 

Luckily for us, SEGA isn't that quick to give up on the series. In fact, they've just announced a proper fourth game in the series, Valkyria Chronicles 4, and it's coming out sometime in 2018 in North America and Europe. This game will see the top-down, third-person strategy elements mixed with RPG and 3rd-person shooter elements make a return, along with larger scale maps with more units, a new class called the "Grenadier", numerous defensive and offensive battleship support options, units being able to make a "last stand" action before death, and more.

 

Also making his return as composer is Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII, Final Fantasy Tactics), who is sure to provide more of his sweeping, epic tracks to accompany the World War II-inspired story.

 

Most surprising of all? Not only is Valkyria Chronicles 4 coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; it's also coming to Nintendo Switch -- a pretty big show of faith for the new console/handheld hybrid on SEGA's part.

 

For now, check out the game's trailer below as we await more info in the coming months and year ahead.

 

 

Source: Press Release

 

Are you excited that Valkyria Chronicles is making a return with a brand new installment? And how about that Switch release?

Edited by Jason Clement



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Man was Valkyria Revolution a bummer. Sega has been so tone deaf with the entire series for a long time by clearly not understanding why the 1st game was so beloved. Sega made scaled back sequels on PSP (which I secretly liked, but it basically killed the series in North America. Especially after 2's huge setting change and 3 not getting localized.), some now-defunct mobile game, and then a spin-off nobody wanted in Valkyria Revolution... which was not even a good game on its own... Valkyria or otherwise. It was easy to guess that Sega was going to simply kill the series off after not knowing what to do with it until now.

 

But yeah, I am pretty jazzed about 4. There is a tiny part in the back of my mind wondering "Does Sega truly understand why people liked the 1st? It has been so long..." but what we've seen so far has cleared up many of the initial worries (I need to see gameplay in-motion before I get into pure unabashed excitement territory. But I'll certainly play it regardless and pray that I like 4 about as much as I do 1...'cause I like 1 A WHOLE LOT *barrel's favorite game last console gen*)

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