First of all, we take a look at the new Valkyria Clymaria Lewin, including artwork by Character Designer Raita Honjou. Interestingly, the line art in the gallery is her initial design, showing how she evolved in subsequent drafts. We also see Klaus Voltz, and his tank named the Vulkan.
Clymaria comes packed with overwhelming fighting power. She is nickaned “the witch of the snowstorm” and she is often seen surrounded by intense blue light. She can project that explosive energy into ice projectiles that fly in a curved trajectory. The power of these bolts is massive, and they won’t just obliterate infantry. Even the armor of the Hafen tank isn’t impenetrable when hit.
Thinner-armored vehicles will receive considerable damage from Clymaria’s interception firepower, that can be further enhanced when she fight standing on Klaus’ tank. It can channel her energy through its barrel to unleash a surge that can cover a large part of the battlefield.
The Vulkan itself is a state-of-the-art heavy tank destroyer, It weighs over fifty tons and it’s powered by the latest ragnite engine. This enables a high degree of mobility and acceleration.
It’s equipped with a machine gun turret that is capable of interception fire even while moving.
We also get to see the “fragments,” which are story side missions and cutscenes in addition to the main storyline, showcasing the past of many characters belonging to squad E.
If you want to try the game for yourself, a demo is currently available on the Japanese PlayStation Store. If you’d rather just watch, you can enjoy about an hour of gameplay that I recorded from the demo itself.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will launch in North America and Europe for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One in 2018. It will hit the shelves in Japan for PS4 on March 21st, 2018 and for Nintendo Switch later in the summer.
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