Sega and Atlus have announced the official title of Valkyria Project: Valkyria Chronicles 4. The latest game in the Strategy-JRPG series is headed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch in 2018. It will be the first time the series has appeared on a Nintendo console.

The lengthy announcement video is one part trailer and one part behind-the-scenes video. The developers promise a return to the series roots as a tactical strategy RPG, as opposed to spin-off Valkyria Revolution. Like the rest of the series Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be set within an alternate-history World War II, with JRPG art, story, and characters.

Although Valkyria Chronicles 4 is obviously the fourth game in the series, it’s the first one on a home console since the series’ debut on the PlayStation 3 in 2008. The original game received a remastered released in 2016 for PlayStation 4. The second and third games were released on the PSP. A spin-off, Valkyria Revolution was released earlier this year, but changed the format into an Action-RPG, and was generally poorly received by fans and critics.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is slated to release in 2018, which also marks the series’ tenth anniversary. It’s arriving for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. It hasn’t yet been rated but previous Valkyria games were rated T For Teen.

 

Eric Watson

Eric Watson

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