Strategy JRPG Valkyria Chronicles 4 launches on Xbox One in 2018

In Valkyria Chronicles 4, players return to a continent ravaged by conflict with a familiar-yet-refined tactical role-playing battle system. According to the developers, its vibrant and evocative art style portrays a living canvas of watercolors, and a gripping World War II-inspired story full of momentous triumphs, heartbreaking loss, and unexpected hope for the human spirit. It's unclear when Valkyria Chronicles 4 is going to hit Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4 next year as Sega didn't provide a concrete release date.

For those unfamiliar with the franchise, the story takes place in a fictional continent with its own history. The lands of Europa are engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. The Federation usually struggles against the Empire's forces that want to subjugate them. When they know they can't win without a bold move, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross, a final attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.

You step into the shoes of Commander Claude Wallace and his childhood friends. The group is sent to fight for the desperate operation's success. It seems that there will be new elements introduced in the franchise as well. Players must endure harsh bone-chilling environments, waves of soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria. That's not all though. For those of you who are familiar with the franchise, Sega promises that the game unravel a truth that will shake everyone to their core.

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  • Hopefully it comes to the US and keeps the same battle system as the original Valkyria Chronicles. I played that on PS3 and loved it, but the new Valkyria Revolution released this year was awful. Too much useless dialogue and characters, and the fast-paced real-time battles weren't anywhere near as fun or challenging (for me, at least) as the turn-based original. It would be nice to get 2 and 3 released in the US as well (unless I missed those?).
  • It's coming to the US and Europe. That's confirmed.
  • 2 was on the PSP in NA/EU, 3 was JP only I believe. There is a translation fan patch out though...
  • Completely agree. I loved VC on PS3, VC2 on PSP with great battle system. VC3 didn't come stateside. Revolution was a complete dumbing down
  • A genre that the Xbox One needs desperately. Good to see it coming soon.
  • Sadly I'll get it on the switch, because there is so little depth in certain areas on the Xbox
  • That makes no sense
  • Why, I haven't bought into Xbox simply because it doesn't have the depth in genera I like. Last gen I had a PS3, this gen I'll probably get a Switch because of availability of games and portability. Frankly almost everything on Xbox looks better on my PC.
  • Can't wait. Never played any earlier entries but I miss old style rpgs so I'm jumping in blind!
  • So glad this is coming to Xbox and English markets. :)
  • Technically it is a Japanese srpg, not a jrpg. Whoops read the title wrong, my mistake.