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Valkyria Chronicles 4

SEGA issued a new Japanese web commercial for Valkyria Chronicles 4. You can check out the brief advert below.

Earlier today, a demo for Valkyria Chronicles 4 was added to the Switch eShop. Take a look at some footage below, along with a Switch vs. PS4 comparison video.

Update: The Valkyria Chronicles 4 demo and pre-load are now live on the eShop.

Original: SEGA has passed along some notable news about Valkyria Chronicles 4. Along with a demo, digital pre-orders will be live later today. SEGA actually says that both are live now, but we’re not seeing anything just yet – that should change when the eShop updates in a couple of hours.

Here’s what to expect from the demo:

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is getting a launch edition, and when purchased, provides consumers with a special Ragnarok controller skin. SEGA showed off the skin in a new video, which we have below.

At Japan Expo earlier this month, SEGA had a playable demo of Valkyria Chronicles 4 on display for Switch. View some off-screen footage below.

SEGA has prepared a new Switch-specific trailer for Valkyria Chronicles 4. We’ve gone ahead and attached it below.

The official release dates for Valkyria Chronicles 4 and Valkyria Chronicles 1 for the Switch in Japan were officially revealed in the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 will launch both physically and digitally for 7,490 yen on September 27th, while Valkyria Chronicles 1 will launch on the same day on the Switch’s eShop for 1,990 yen. As mentioned before, those who purchase Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be able to pick up the first title and save 500 yen off it.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 finally has a release date in the west. The game will launch on September 25, SEGA revealed today.

Pre-order and first-run physical copies of the North American version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 will come packaged as the “Valkyria Chronicles 4 Launch Edition.” An exclusive Ragnarok controller skin will be included.

For those in the UK, the launch edition will come with a special sticker of Ragnarok.

Source: SEGA PR

SEGA held several live streams throughout the week where it showed upcoming Switch games at E3. Valkyria Chronicles 4, Shining Resonance Refrain, Team Sonic Racing, and Sonic Mania Plus were all given the spotlight. Recording for these titles can be viewed below.

This information comes from Valkyria Chronicles producer Kei Mikami…

– Valkyria Chronicles 4’s new class, the Grenadier, was inspired by a bug they found during the development of the first game
– Toward the end of development, a bug would pop up that caused your squad’s tanks to shoot grenades instead of shells
– They were able to fix the bug, but the team actually enjoyed this long range grenade style of play
– They even wanted to add it as a new class in the first Valkyria Chronicles
– It was too late in development to make that large of a change and the idea had to be scrapped
– They tried to bring it back for the second Valkyria Chronicles, but couldn’t make it work there either
– Now that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is returning to the large maps of the original, the grenadier fit in much better
– They also wanted to add a more cinematic sort of attack to this game, comparing the falling grenades to WW2 movies where soldiers are running with explosions all around them
– The grenadier is a risky unit to use
– It can shoot grenades very far but is extremely slow
– It also needs to set up before attacking, which leaves them vulnerable to enemy fire
– This makes it a much different unity than most others, so it’s interesting to hear how long the idea has been around for


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