Now that the much awaited Valkyria Chronicles 4 has finally released in North America and Europe, many may seems lost as to what the story is all about, especially for new fans of the series. Luckily, Sega released today a five-minute video discussing the European history before heading into Valkyria Chronicles 4.
According to Sega, prior knowledge of the series is not needed to enjoy the game, but there’s a rich bit of history to be uncovered for those interested.
To give you a full lecture on the European history, join European Historian Douglas Welch as he dives deep into the history of the First and Second European wars in Valkyria Chronicles 4.
After watching the video, you can now experience it firsthand through the eyes of Squad E Commander Claude Wallace in the highly-acclaimed Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Need more information about the game? Here is an overview of the game, via Sega:
Valkyria Chronicles 4 Features:
A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral score for Valkyria Chronicles 4.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Steam, and Nintendo Switch. Check back with us soon for our review of the game.