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Valkyria Chronicles 4

Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: SEGA
Release Date: Sept. 25, 2018

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'Valkyria Chronicles 4' (ALL) Gets Release Date, Pre-Order Launch Edition

by Rainier on June 19, 2018 @ 9:03 a.m. PDT

Soldiers, strategists, and commanders - the call has come in from the front lines. It's time to rejoin the fight in Valkyria Chronicles 4, the next installment of the tactical RPGc franchise.

Return to a continent ravaged by conflict with a familiar-yet-refined tactical RPG battle system, a vibrant and evocative art style that portrays a living canvas of watercolors, and a gripping World War II-inspired story full of momentous triumphs, heartbreaking loss, and unexpected hope for the human spirit. 

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.

Pre-order and first-run physical copies of the North American version of the game will come packaged as the "Valkyria Chronicles 4 Launch Edition." This edition comes with an exclusive Ragnarok (the adorable medic dog!) controller skin for your platform of choice's controller. Head over to the official Valkyria Chronicles 4 website to find out where you can pre-order one today!

For our fans in the EU and UK, the launch edition will come with a special sticker of everyone's favorite battlefield hero (and very good boy), Ragnarok!

"Memoirs from Battle" Premium Edition

Take the fight to the Empire with the Valkyria Chronicles 4 "Memoirs from Battle" premium edition, and dive into two new adventures with your favorite Squad 7 characters from the original Valkyria Chronicles. This special edition release (MSRP - $99.99) comes equipped with an exclusive artbook themed as Claude's travel journal from the game and a replica of his mighty tank, the Hafen. Arm yourself for the battle ahead by pre-ordering the "Memoirs from Battle" premium edition today at http://valkyria.sega.com!

Exclusive to the Valkyria Chronicles 4 "Memoirs from Battle Edition"*:

  • Exclusive Vinyl Statue of the "Hafen" Tank - Triumphantly bursting onto the scene, the "Hafen" tank vinyl statue is ready to conquer the snowy battlegrounds of Europa. More than just a tank, the "Hafen", named after Claude's hometown in Gallia, is a meaningful symbol for all of Squad E's members. This version may not have the firepower of the original, but it makes a great centerpiece for any fan's collection!
  • "Claude's Travel Journal" Exclusive 100-Page Themed Artbook - Valkyria Chronicles 4's story is told through the photos, notes, and memories captured in Claude's travel journal. This exclusive artbook, inspired by Claude's journal in-game, features a wide selection of the beautiful watercolor-styled art from Valkyria Chronicles 4.
  • A Pair of DLC Adventures Featuring Squad 7 Characters - "A United Front with Squad 7" and "Edy's Advance Ops" reunite fans of the original Valkyria Chronicles with the soldiers of Squad 7. Fight alongside Welkin, Alicia, Isara, Rosie, Largo, and Edy in over 3 hours of gameplay across 4 exclusive story missions, featuring fully-voiced cutscenes and unique challenges! After completing these missions, you'll unlock those six Squad 7 members, as well as Edy's personal submachine gun for use in your army in the main game. Bolster your forces with the renowned soldiers of Squad 7!

*Squad 7 DLC missions are available immediately through a download code included in the "Memoirs from Battle Edition." They will be available as an add-on item on all platforms around the game launch.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 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.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be available on PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One in the Americas and Europe on September 25, 2018.


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