Valkyria Chronicles 4 announcement trailer released, coming 2018 world wide

SEGA has revealed that they are working on a new entry to their popular Valkyria Chronicles franchise, this title being simply titled ‘Valkyria Chronicles 4‘. The franchise might have had a side-game released earlier this year that took the franchise in a more action direction, but it seems that SEGA has gone 100% back to what made people fans of the original. Including the water painting look and a brand new cast of characters to befriend.

I’m going to be honest, this is pretty fantastic. Its also nice seeing Atlus USA localization producer Sam Mullen in the trailer, letting us know that this is a world wide effort. I can’t wait to play Valkyria Chronicles 4 and I hope more in-house SEGA projects take this world wide approach. The game is heading to not only the PlayStation 4 but also Xbox One and Nintendo Switch! Check out the official site right here.


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.

Key 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.


11 responses to “Valkyria Chronicles 4 announcement trailer released, coming 2018 world wide

  1. DCGX says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how the Switch version compares to the big boys, or if the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be held back like when a game releases simultaneously on PS4 and Vita.

  2. DCGX says:

    It’ll be interesting to see how the Switch version compares to the big boys, or if the Xbox One and PS4 versions will be held back like when a game releases simultaneously on PS4 and Vita.

  3. Harvey says:

    Despite this, I’m still skeptical. This could again just be a half polished game in the end just like Sonic Forces and a major chunk of SEGA games in general.

    • Trezell Whack says:

      I would agree but that game started development 2 years before they publicly announced that they would start focusing on quality instead of schedules

    • Dennis Livingston says:

      Don’t see where you’re comment is coming from, seems to just be about Sonic Team. The rest of SEGA’s been doing great things as of late. Sonic Team will be Sonic Team.

  4. Kiroziki says:

    I’m going to guess that a PC Port will come later on?

  5. Would have liked to see a bigger jump with the Canvas tech, but it still looks lovely and nice to see its multi-platform and best of all its a In-House team not working on mobile crap.

  6. Elly says:

    Go sega! nice surprise coming from them in 2018, but why wasn’t the game showed on Tokyo game show?
    If i look closely at the trailer does this mean were are getting ship battles.. anyone 😊

  7. TDixpix says:

    Loved seeing this. Looking forward to a commitment to storytelling. Does anybody know what the development team looks like, and if any of the former Overworks staff (IE:Kodama) will have a hand in this?

  8. segaismysavior says:

    This is phenomenal news, and I can’t wait to dive into a true successor to the original game.

    Here’s hoping they have VS multiplayer modes, especially local play on the Switch.

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