Sega has announced the remastered version of Valkyria Chronicles for PlayStation 4 will be available in Europe and North America from spring 2016.
The game will be released digitally and physically in both regions, but there will be limited run of Squad 7 Armored Editions available to pre-order in North America. This version features a unique case adorned with members of the Squad 7 militia players control in the game.
The game carries a pricetag of $29.99/CA$44.99. A price for the UK and other European territories has not be specified as of yet.
The remastered version of Valkyria Chronicles runs in 1080p at 60 frames per second. It supports English and Japanese audio, includes all the original DLC, and introduces Trophy support.
A Valkyria Chronicles Remastered feature list, as supplied by Sega, can be found below, along with screenshots from the game.
- HD Canvas Graphics Engine – The stunning, painterly graphics return, but this time in 1080p/60fps high definition quality! Battles and cutscenes are conveyed like a vibrant tapestry in motion.
- Blitz tactical battle system – Part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter, the Blitz system is an innovative mechanic that makes battles simultaneously strategic and action-packed. Players will command and control their soldiers and tanks as they take on the Empire in 30 different battlefronts.
- Memorable storyline – Set against the backdrop of a world war, Gunther, Alicia, Largo and the rest of the fierce members of Squad 7 fight for personal reasons in the name of freedom, and the hope against all odds of liberating Gallia from Empire control, all in the face of the terrible realities of war.
- DLC Included – Besides the core game, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered includes all previously released DLC: Hard EX Mode, Edy’s Mission, Selvaria’s Mission, and Challenge of the Edy Detachment.
The Japanese release of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered included a demo of Valkyria: Azure Revolution, a sequel to the first game. Sega has not said whether this will also be the case for the western releases.
Azure Revolution s being developed by Media Vision, which also worked on Valkyria Chronicles 3 for PSP.