The sequel to one of the most highly lauded strategy JRPGs ever, Valkyria Chronicles 4
sees a series return to its roots as war erupts over a fictitious Europe. If you're unfamiliar with the series, it's the tale of a small group of soldiers who fight in the Europan war, a fictitious continent clearly inspired by Europe. With a healthy dose of villains and magic mixed with technology much like that in World War II, the Valkyria Chronicles
series has made a name for itself thanks to a compelling story and deep strategic gameplay. This particular title will occur concurrently with the first three games in a different area of the war, so the story of the first three games should not be mandatory.
In case you're curious, this year's Valkyria Revolution
is set in an alternate reality to the Chronicles
games and has a different gameplay style that should not be considered representative of the gameplay expected from the new title. With the announcement comes a trailer. There's a bit of commentary from the developer at the beginning and the actual trailer starts about two minutes in:
Valkyria Chronicles 4
will come to Xbox One in 2018. It will not receive a Japanese release, but an English port is confirmed in the trailer. More details can be expected soon, as the Japanese PS4 release date is March 21st. Unfortunately, there is no accompanying announcement of ports for the previous three games. If you wish to play them, the first game is available on PS3, PS4 and PC. The second and third game are available exclusively on PSP, with the third only being available in Japanese.