After a long wait Sega has announced the release date for Valkyria Chronicles 4 North America and Europe. The game will be hitting western stores on September 25, 2018. Players will be able to pick up on the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Both regions in addition will get Ragnarok-related items are packed in with physical copies of the game. North Americans will get a Ragnarok controller skin for the DualShock 4, Xbox Wireless Controller or Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons. While Europeans will get copies of the game come witha Ragnarok sticker.
For those who don’t know much about the game, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the latest entry in the tactical RPG series, Valkyria Chronicles. The original series came in 2008 for PlayStation 3.
Report for duty soldiers! Our mission begins Sept. 25! Starting today, pre-order the #ValkyriaChronicles4 launch edition and receive a controller skin featuring the adorable medic dog, Ragnarok! Coming soon to PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC! https://t.co/3BCZrnsTuM pic.twitter.com/Pr7D8DCAwe— SEGA (@SEGA) June 19, 2018
Here is more about the game, via Sega:
- 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 score for Valkyria Chronicles 4.