Sega is continuing to release screenshots from the PS4 version of Valkyria: Azure Revolution (that has been officially renamed Valkyria Revolution for the western markets) on its official Twitter account.
One of the three new screenshots is particularly interesting, as it shows a cutscene with Rushien officers Gilouche Benckendorff and Gustav Mecklenburg (respectively commanders of the “Guardian” giant mecha and “Whale” airship), hinting to the presence of narrative moments featuring the enemy forces, adding a further story layer like the previous Valkyria Chronicles games did.
We also get more artwork from Character Designer Hiro Kiyohara, including the design sketches for the newly intoduced Maria Schmeichel, and two illustrations with Ophelia and Volet. These will actually be used for retailer-specific bonuses in Japan, and conforming to the local tradition for this kind of content, they’re a bit more on the sexy side.
For those who aren’t familiar with him, Kyohara-sensei is also a well known mangaka focused on mystery, horror and slice-of-life works for a grown-up audience including the popular Another. You can see more of his work on the game here, and compare it with the work of the other Character Designer, Takayama Toshiyaki, who has a quite different style.
Soon we’ll be able to see the game running on our own consoles, thanks to a new demo featuring the prologue of the game, that will be released in Japan on December 22nd for PS4, and on December 26th for PS Vita, featuring cross-save and the ability to carry progress over to the final game.
While the game will release in Japan for PS4 and PS Vita on January 19th, the western launch that has been recently announced, will come in Q2 2017 gaining a fairly unexpected Xbox One version on top of the two on PlayStation platforms.