SEGA is making another entry in their popular strategy series. The company announced today that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is in development, and will release in 2018. The title is set to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
Check out the debut Valkyria Chronicles 4 trailer below:
The last project in the Valkyria series was an action spin-off called Valkyria Revolution. For more on that release, which is available now on PS4, check out what I had to say about it in my Valkyria Revolution review:
While I enjoyed the overall story, I can’t say the same about all of the game’s characters. I never felt any real connection with the cast in Revolution, and actually grew to have an active dislike for the main character, Amleth. He’s basically every terrible loner archetype rolled into one, as he struggles to emote or do anything interesting at all. I probably would’ve found his edginess cool when I was a teenager, but I found myself extremely bored with the character and couldn’t find any reason to care about his marginal growth throughout the story.
Those expecting the same level of depth and strategy as Valkyria Chronicles will likely end up disappointed by this spin-off. When judged on its own, though, Valkyria Revolution delivers an interesting narrative and some solid, if unspectacular, action. It’s too bad that the game never truly hits a stride, as missions are rarely memorable, and ultimately a lot of interesting ideas never get fully fleshed out.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is set to release in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.