Contrary to widespread reports stating that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will launch in Australia a year after Europe and North America release, the game is scheduled for release this year.
Yesterday, Sega revealed that Valkyria Chronicles 4 will launch in the Western regions of the northern hemisphere in autumn this year, but the press release indicated a spring 2019 release for Australia. However, the press release issued to OnlySP specifically mentions that the title “will be available on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Xbox One platforms in Australia in spring 2018.”
The news comes alongside a relaunched website for the game, which includes a wealth of new information, including details about the protagonist, Claude Wallace; some of his allies and enemies; the world of Europa in which the game takes place; and the BLiTZ and CANVAS systems that underpin the title.
After the PlayStation Portable iterations of the series leapt forward through time and last year’s Valkyria Revolution presented an entirely new setting, Valkyria Chronicles 4 returns to the war between the East Europan Imperial Alliance and the Atlantic Federation from 2008’s initial game. Players step into the shoes of the Atlantic Federation forces for this new entry as they battle through the snows of Easter Europa in an effort to penetrate into the heart of the Imperial Alliance.
Although much returns from previous entries in the series, including composer Hitoshi Sakimoto, the game will introduce a new soldier class, larger battlefields than ever before, and more controllable units than in past titles. More details on the game are available in OnlySP’s previous coverage.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is scheduled for release in Japan early next week and the remainder of the world—including Australia—later this year.