The well-reviewed turn-based strategy series Valkyria Chronicles will be getting a new entry this coming year, as Valkyria: Azure Revolution is supposed to be releasing for the Xbox One and the Playstation 4 sometime in Q1 of 2017, provided that everything goes well. The game will bring noticeable changes to the original formula.
Valkyria: Azure Revolution will actually be an alternate timeline of the original Valkyria Chronicles timeline, and will focus around five young revolutionaries that will spark a war between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic East Europan Imperial Alliance, which they will do in a web of half-truths and lies as they put their own lives above the millions that will die in a war.
Valkyria Chronicles hasn’t had a new game in several years, since Valkyria Chronicles 3, a sidestory to the first Valkyria Chronicles game that follows a black-ops unit known as Squad 422, otherwise known as the Nameless.
Valkyria Chronicles 3 came out in 2011, but it never got an American release. All three games of the Valkyria series so far were only available on the Playstation Portable, though the original Valkyria Chronicles game got a PC port and eventually a remastered release on the Playstation 4 back in May.
Valkyria: Azure Revolution will be a departure from the turn-based combat of the original games, instead going through a mix of real-time battle and tactical combat. The game’s music will also be composed by Yasunori Mitsuda, the same composer behind other popular games like Chrono Trigger, Stella Glow, and more.
Valkyria: Azure Revolution is going to be releasing sometime in the first three months of 2017, so if there are any Valkyria Chronicles fans out there that have been waiting five years for a new triple-A Valkyria title, you don’t have very much longer to wait before you can step into the shoes of these five new revenge-crazed protagonists and work your way through another war.