Valkyria Chronicles 4 AnnouncedReported by NCZ on Monday, November 20th 2017
The Valkyria series has had a somewhat turbulent history, especially outside Japan. The first game, originally released for the Playstation 3, was a modest success that proved to be a cult hit. Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3, however, abandoned the PS3 audience in favour of a release on the Playstation Portable - the latter game was not even localized. The series was revitalized by a PC port of the original game in 2014, which soon became a million-seller and saw even further success when it was used as the basis for a PS4 port. Though this year's Valkyria Revolution, an action-oriented spinoff, was met with tepid response from fans and critics, it looks like it has thankfully been a slight speed bump rather than a series killer. VC4 promises to return to what made the original game a bona fide modern classic.
In an interview with the official Playstation Blog, producer Kei Mikami had the following to say:
"The aim of this Valkyria Project is to expand the series on a global scale. We haven’t released a mainline title since Valkyria Chronicles 3 in 2011, so our goal from the beginning was to attract new audiences worldwide. Our overarching vision is to return to the original Valkyria Chronicles’ roots, while building on improvements from the rest of the series. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the culmination of everything we’ve learned up to this point."
The main voice cast was also announced:
- Claude Wallace: Ryosuke Kanemoto
- Riley Miller: Nao Toyama
- Raz: Kazuya Nakai
- Kai Schulen: Maaya Sakamoto
Valkyria Chronicles 4 launches in Japan on March 21, 2018, and will officially celebrate the series's 10th anniversary. A PS4 exclusive at launch, a port for the Nintendo Switch will follow that summer. Outside Japan, the game is slated for a general "2018" release window, and will be available on PS4, Switch, and Xbox One.