Looks like Valkyria Chronicles is getting a new “game,” at least if you consider a pachislot machine a game.
Today Sega Sammy opened the teaser website for a new pachislot inspired by the popular first game of the series. The machine will begin operation in Japan in February 2018, and of course it’ll never be seen on this side of the Pacific Ocean.
If you’re not familiar with pachislot, they’re basically the Japanese version of slot machine, mostly operated in giant parlors that are quite popular among middle-aged men (even if the market has been in decline for a while). They’re often dedicated to classic video game, manga, and anime, and they tend to utilize older IPs popular among their target age range, much to the consternation of gamers who would like to see those franchises used for actual games.
That being said, we’re getting Valkyria Chronicles 4 next year, so everything is fine. You can have your pachislot, Sammy.
If you’re eager to see it in action, a trailer will be released tomorrow.
The Valkyria Chronicles series debuted in 2008 for PS3, quickly earning widespread acclaim from critics and fans due to its tactical gameplay and its top-notch story, characters, and lovely art style. It gave birth to two sequels on PSP in 2010 and 2011, but unfortunately, Sega never localized the third game. After that, the first game received two remasters on PC and PS4, which are definitely awesome.
If you want to learn more about Valkyria Chronicles 4, you can check out the first trailer, a recent batch of screenshots showing the villains of the game, more artwork and info, the first screenshots, and info on the launch DLC.
You can check out a first look at the machine, alongside the artwork created to advertise it.