Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch

Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced for PS4, Xbox One, Switch - News

by William D'Angelo, posted on 20 November 2017 / 1,259 Views

Sega has announced Valkyria Chronicles 4 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

It will launch in Japan for the PlayStation 4 on March 21, 2018 and for the Switch in Summer 2018. It will also launch in North America and Europe in 2018.

View the announcement trailer below:

Here is an overview of the game:

It is the year 1935 EC…

The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire’s forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.

Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation’s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria… and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.

Key Features:

  • A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
  • The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
  • CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
  • The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments

Nuvendil (on 20 November 2017)

You know, it would probably have been a far wiser investment to take those resources dedicated to the Xbone version and put them towards having the game launched on PS4 and Switch simultaneously. The Xbone version is a colosal waste of resources for this game in particular.


venomcarnage (on 20 November 2017)

why don't you shut up and stop complaining about everyone getting a chance to play the game


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TheTruthHurts! (on 20 November 2017)

I love this series! I am really happy to see it coming to all platforms!


Chazore (on 20 November 2017)

All but one =P


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GuyDuke (on 20 November 2017)

Awesome news! Am I wrong to find the guy in the story trailer incredibly attractive? >-<


COKTOE (on 20 November 2017)

Nice. I'll be picking this one up.


Nem (on 20 November 2017)

Ooh! Now we're talking!


Gamer147 (on 20 November 2017)

Nice. This game will sell well.


StokedUp (on 20 November 2017)

Finally!! The Sony exclusive is back but now for all platforms! Great news. VC1 was my be of the best games i played for ps3 just a shame VC2-3 we’re handheld only. Sega have made the perfect choice to bring this back to home console and to make it multi platform. I can see the game doing really well on PS4 and switch, however the Xbox 1 version could be poor.


Manlytears (on 20 November 2017)

Switch version is a huge win, and i'm sure it will sell well, but x1 version... This game is for switch and ps4, x1 port, in my humble opinion, is a waste...


reviniente (on 20 November 2017)

Funny thing is, it might end up being the nicest looking version.


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