Valkyria Chronicles 4 release set for PS4!
SEGA has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is current in development for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The game will launch in 2018 and is also heading to Europe and North America.
As with previous instalments in the cult franchise, this fourth entry will take place in an alternate history Europe during World War II, and combines the series’ trademark turn-based strategy antics with third-person shooting.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will also feature a soundtrack composed by renowned artist Hitoshi Sakimoto.
“Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters,” commented SEGA. “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?”
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the first proper sequel the series has seen for some time, at least in the west. The previous outing, Valkyria Chronicles 3, was released in Japan only back in 2011 for the PlayStation Portable.
Last year, SEGA released a remastered version of the original 2008 Valkyria Chronicles for the PS4 and PC, featuring all available downloadable content.
The most recent entry in the series launched back in January in the shape of Valkyria Revolution for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. While part of the series, the game is considered a spinoff from the core games.
Unfortunately, Revolution didn’t exactly set the world on fire; critics branded it the worst instalment in the Valkyria series to date, and it ended its review run with a 55/100 on Metacritic.