Valkyria Chronicles Returns, But Not in the Way You’d Expect (Unless You Like World of Tanks)

Valkyria Chronicles is back, but before you start singing Hallelujah, you better read what this is really about.

on June 19, 2017 2:00 AM

While Sega is soon going to release Valkyria Revolution for PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita, many of the fans of the franchise have been clamoring for the return of the classic series. Well, it’s coming back… in a way.

Unfortunately it’s not an announcement of Valkyria Chronicles 4, nor a localization of Valkyria Chronicles 3. Not even close. Sega is collaborating with Wargaming to bring two of the tanks from the series to the console versions of World of Tanks.

Starting on June 23rd, the PS4 and Xbox One ports of the game will get the Edelweiss from the first Valkyria Chronicles, and the tank of the Nameless unit from Valkyria Chronicles 3.

The Edelweiss will count as a premium Japanese tier VIII medium tank, while the Nameless will appear as a heavy tank of the same tier and nationality. Both tanks will come with their custom crews from the game and special voice overs.

Of course, being premium tanks, it also means that those who want them will need to actually purchase them with real money.

This is actually not the first time in which the two series cross over, as World of Tanks Blitz also got a similar deal in Japan and Asia last year. And yes, I cruelly teased you that time as well. Incidentally, the Asian version of World of Tanks Blitz is getting Radi Jaeger’s Lupus this time around.

If you want to see the tanks in action, you can check out the trailer and screenshots below.

If you’re fan of the series, and don’t care for World of Tanks, you can possibly find succor in the fact that its authors do want to bring it back at some time in the future.

Incidentally, I’m such a sucker for Valkyria Chronicles that I’m really tempted to get back into World of Tanks to play both tanks… I need a cold shower.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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