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Valkyria Chronicles 4

Platform(s): Google Stadia, 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) Reveals Post-launch Add-on Content Schedule

by Rainier on Sept. 4, 2018 @ 6:44 p.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.

If you end up being the proud owner of the 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition of the game, you'll have instant access to the Valkyria Chronicles crossover add-on missions - 'A United Front with Squad 7' and 'Edy's Advance Ops.' For owners of the launch / standard edition of the game, don't worry - you won't be left out in the cold!

Below you can see the full add-on mission release schedule for Valkyria Chronicles 4:

 
Add-On ItemPriceRelease Date
Japanese Voice Pack (Switch only, included by default on all other platforms)   Free   9/25/18
Tank Decals Free 9/25/18
Squad E, to the Beach! $6.99 10/09/18
  A Captainless Squad $4.99 Included with digital pre-order 10/23/18 9/25/18 for digital pre-orders
Expert Level Skirmishes $4.99 11/04/18
The Two Valkyria $4.99 11/20/18
  Edy's Advance Ops $3.99 Code included with 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition 12/04/18 9/25/18 with code from 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition
  A United Front with Squad 7 $5.99 Code included with 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition 12/18/18 9/25/18 with code from 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition

 

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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