IRVINE, Calif. – March 15, 2018 – Valkyria Chronicles 4 won’t be ready for action in the West until this fall, but it’s never too early to start preparing for the intense battles and bitter snowstorms deep within the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance’s borders. Study informative dossiers to get to know First Lieutenant Claude Wallace and his key allies (and enemies) across the Federation and Imperial armies. Or, you could take in the breathtaking sights of the flower-dotted plains of Western Europa and the frigid tundra of Eastern Europa, presented in gorgeous watercolor detail by the CANVAS Engine. You can even learn about each of the class types available in Valkyria Chronicles 4, including the brand-new siege-based class, Grenadiers!
- 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, the original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral score for Valkyria Chronicles 4.