Today Famitsu came in with a surprise that will make many squeal with joy, in the form of a new Valkyria Chronicles game and the announcement of a PS4 remaster of the first game of the series.
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be released on February 10th in Japan with trophy and DLC support, and will also include a demo of the new title, named Valkyria: Azure Revolution.
Thanks to Gamestalk, we also get a few details from Famitsu’s article, coming tomorrow.
The game is set in the small kingdom of Jutland, economically oppressed by the large Rus empire after the discovery of Ragnite in the country. The forces of Jutland set out to attack the Imperial base to free themselves from colonial rule.
The hero Amlet is the captain of the anti-valkyria unit of Jutland. The heroine Ophelia is Jutland’s crown princess. Brünhilde is a valkyria in service of the Rus empire, and she will fight against the heroes.
The game will use the GOUACHE rendering engine, creating a painterly look like in previous titles of the series. Thec combat system is named LeGION, that again mixes action and tactical combat.
Below is the main staff:
- Developer: Media Vision
- Character Models: Flight Unit
- Executive Producer: Youichi Shimosato (Shining Series)
- Producer: Katsura Mikami (Shining Series)
- Director: Takeshi Ozawa (Valkyria Chronicles, Shining Series)
- Character Design: Hiro Kiyohara, Takayama Toshiaki
Below you can see a teaser of the Famitsu article, that also reveals a release window of Winter 2016. One thing is for sure: Sega better bring this to the west, or else.