Today Sega released a brand new trailer and a batch of screenshots of Valkyria: Azure Revolution, that will be released in Japan on January 19th for PS4 and PS Vita, and in the west in the second quarter of 2017 as Valkyria Revolution, gaining a stray Xbox One version on top of the two on PlayStation consoles.
The trailer features the men and women who form Vanargand, the anti-Valkyria special unit of the Jutland Kingdom under the command of the game’s hero, Amleth. We get an overview of every main character, forming a rather colorful and diverse cast, as Valkyria Chronicles games got us used to.
We also get to see two new characters, Maria Schmeichel (voiced by Kikuko Inoue), known as “Teacher Mary” was the beloved teacher at the orphanage where Amleth grew up, but unfortunately she sparked the hostility of the Rushien Emperor Claudius, who was only a prince at that time. She is the source of Amleth’s revenge that will plunge Jutland into the war against the Empire.
She was just twenty years old, overflowing with tenderness, kindness and maternal feelings. She always prioritized others over herself, and for the orphans who never knew the meaning of family, she was like an older sister, a mother, and even many guys’ first love.
Richer Laudrup (voiced by Masako Ikeda), is the narrator of the game, and a descendant of Charlotte, a teacher at the academy where Amleth and Ophelia studied. She belongs to a family of the low aristocracy, dedicated to research for generations. She is top-notch both as a researcher and as an educator.
She is the one who will unveil, 100 years later, the truth behind the war instigated by Amleth and the rest of the Circle of Five (originally named Fife Grave Sinners in Japan).
You can see both at the bottom of the post, together with the new trailer, which is really epic thanks to the music by Yasunori Mitsuda.
You can read more about Richer here, and you can also check out more screenshots and art that were recently released.
We’ll soon be able to play the full prologue on our PS4 and PS Vita consoles, with a demo coming to the Japanese PSN on December 22nd and 26th respectively.