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Valkyria Chronicles 4 Announced For 2018 Switch Release Worldwide

by Donald Theriault - November 19, 2017, 7:26 pm PST
Total comments: 8 Source: Sega

Put down the petitions folks, this one WILL happen in the West.

The Valkyria Chronicles series of strategy RPGs will make its full Nintendo debut next year on Switch.

Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will launch worldwide on the Switch in 2018, as well as on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One outside Japan. No specific release dates has been nailed down outside Japan, but the Switch version will launch in Japan in summer 2018.

The series began as a 2008 PlayStation 3 release, with re-releases on PlayStation 4 and PC in recent years causing an uptick in its popularity. The middle two games were released on the PlayStation Portable, with the third title not being localized - though its characters did come west in the Project X Zone crossover series.

Talkback

EnnerNovember 19, 2017

The dream is alive! I just hope they don't mess it up like they did with Azure Revolution.

ClexYoshiNovember 20, 2017

aw yeah, bby!

wash that awful Codename S.T.E.A.M. taste out of your mouth with the GOOD turn based 3rd person shooter strat franchise!

jarodeaNovember 20, 2017

Hopefully this one won't regularly crash ruining up to an hour of my increasingly limited gaming time.

broodwarsNovember 20, 2017

I won't be getting this on Switch, but I'm glad that SEGA actually learned the right lesson from Valkyria Revolution's UTTER failure in EVERY territory. Other companies would have just cancelled the franchise.

LucarioNovember 21, 2017

god was 2 and 3 even released?

broodwarsNovember 21, 2017

Quote from: Lucario

god was 2 and 3 even released?

In the West? 2 was on PSP. I have it on my Vita, and it's not very good. It ditched the wartime setting with believable characters for an academy setting with archetypes.

3 is supposed to be amazing, but SEGA never broightvit over.

LucarioNovember 21, 2017

will i miss vital story?

broodwarsNovember 22, 2017

Quote from: Lucario

will i miss vital story?

No. Valkyria Chronicles 2 was kind of a sequel to the 1st game & 3 was a side story to the first game. However, the description SEGA put out for 4 seems to indicate that this will take place in a completely different location. There might be references to the stuff going on in Galia during the war, but this seems very much to be its own thing.

Probably the best comparison I could make is Ogre Battle 64. Sure, knowing what happened in the Zenobian War in the 1st game will give you context for certain characters, but it's very much its own story.

That being said, I highly recommend playing the 1st game if you have the opportunity & the hardware. It's like $13 right now on PSN for the PS4 version, and it's one of the best games ever made.

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