SEGA heeft aangekondigd dat Valkyria Revolution volgend jaar naar de PlayStation 4 en PlayStation Vita zal komen. De game staat voor Europa en Noord-Amerika op de planning voor het tweede kwartaal, daar waar de game op 19 januari 2017 al in Japan verschijnt.

De game is een revolutie ten opzichte van de voorgaande Valkyria Chronicles games, omdat het zich afspeelt in een andere tijdsperiode. Deze is gebaseerd op de Europese industriële revolutie en hierbij krijgen we gameplay dat een hybride variant is van real-time combat samen met tactische strategie. Hiermee stapt men dus van de traditionele turn-based gameplay af.

Hieronder nog een korte omschrijving van de game en een aantal interessante feiten op een rijtje.

All it takes is a single spark to start the inferno of war, and in the story of Valkyria Revolution, players will experience that firsthand. Five lifelong friends consumed by personal revenge plunge an entire continent into a terrible war, sacrificing the lives of countless innocents for a cause based on twisted half-truths and outright lies. This “Circle of Five” use their combined influence in their political and military positions to motivate their small, economically blockaded homeland to rise up and become a powerful resistance against its imperialist oppressors. Will the Circle of Five be remembered as heroic liberators, or will their selfish motives expose them as traitorous conspirators who sacrificed untold lives just to carry out a personal vendetta? Players will watch this history unfold in Valkyria Revolution and find out the truth behind the events…

Valkyria Revolution Features

  • A Brush with Death – Turning the tide of battle in Valkyria Revolution is Brunhilde, one of the last of the ancient and powerful Valkyrur, magical beings with near limitless power. She’s bound by oath to the enemy forces and players will have to figure out how to defeat her.
  • Prepare for LeGION – Valkyria Revolution has a brand new battle system that mixes real-time combat and tactical strategy. Players can take control of the battlefield using brazen combos or cunning tactics and finding a balance between them is the key to excelling in skirmishes.
  • The Ingenuity of War – Through adversity comes great engineering, and with a besieged homeland, players will have upgrade their existing weapons through branching customization paths.
  • A New Painterly Look – Valkyria Revolution has a refined look thanks to the new Gouache rendering engine, giving the graphics a unique canvas texture.
  • Classic Composer – Valkyria Revolution has a vibrant soundtrack brought to life by the incredibly talented composer Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Stella Glow)

Als laatste gaf men nog de box-art van de game vrij, zoals je hieronder kunt zien. Bewegend beeld of screenshots zijn er helaas nog niet.