Valkyria Chronicles 4 Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in 2018

SEGA announced the game will release next year on consoles.

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Last week, SEGA teased a Valkyria project announcement, and today they have announced Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch consoles in 2018. Check out the announcement trailer.

Here is the full press release:


Soldiers, strategists, and commanders--the call has come in from the front lines. It's time to rejoin the fight! The beloved Valkyria Chronicles series makes its grand return westward in 2018 with Valkyria Chronicles 4, a new mainline chapter in the saga for PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One™. 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. Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:

  • A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War - Valkyria Chronicles 4takes 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 PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Xbox One™ platforms in the Americas and Europe in 2018. The game is not yet rated by the ESRB. Please visit the official Valkyria Chronicles 4 website for more information.


Fans of the series will have to wait until next year's release date to get their hands on the game, but Shacknews will keep you posted on any news from SEGA about Valkyria Chronicles 4 as it breaks.

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    November 19, 2017 9:00 PM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Valkyria Chronicles 4 Coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch in 2018

    • DM7
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      November 20, 2017 5:58 AM

      I loved the first game and was the reason I bought a ps3. :)

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        November 20, 2017 6:00 AM

        I played the remaster on PS4 a few months ago, it's such a good game. I'm really looking forward to this one.

        • DM7
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          November 20, 2017 6:06 AM

          The first one reminds me so much of advanced wars a little bit. I don't know how the 4th in the series will he though.

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      November 20, 2017 10:06 AM

      Fuck. Yes.

      Guess I need to get off my butt and play through VC3 sooner rather than later

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      November 20, 2017 10:14 AM

      I wonder how they'll handle it being the fourth game when virtually no one (in NA anyway) played 2 or 3.

      Also Valkyria Revolution kinda came and went real fast huh. I didn't even realize it was out in the US.

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        November 20, 2017 10:29 AM

        there's not a lot to handle since they're all self-contained stories afaik

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        November 20, 2017 2:21 PM

        Shouldn't be too much trouble, I imagine. 3 occurred during the time period of 1 and 2 was focused around just the school. They could push the timeline forward or backward without much trouble while leaving some breadcrumbs in there for the fans.

        I just want a man as manly as Jan in the game and a class system that isn't as much of an abortion as VC2's :(