Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will officially launch on September 25 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam. The newest entry in the series takes place in the same time frame as the very first Valkyria Chronicles but features a new commander named Claude Wallace, who leads Squad E.
In addition to the release date Sega announced a pre-order bonus for all versions of the game. Pre-ordering Valkyria Chronicles 4 will nab you a controller skin of the adorable Squad E pup Ragnarok, fitted for your platform of choice.
Additionally, a “Memoirs From Battle” premium addition will be available for $99.99 and comes packed with two extra missions that bring back Squad 7 from the original game, a 100-page themed artbook, and a vinyl statue of the “Hafen” tank.
Here’s a quick overview of Valkyria Chronicles 4 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.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will launch on September 25 for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC.