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Strategy RPG Valkyria Revolution deploys in Europe on 30th June for PS4 and PS Vita

Entry brings multiple fresh twists to the Valkyria franchise formula

Attention soldiers! Get your war face ready (obligatory “you call that your war face!?”) and prepare for battle, because Valkyria Revolution is launching in Europe on 30th June for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita! Our previous PS Blog post covered how the game is quite literally a revolution from previous Valkyria games, but let me give you a brief refresher before you charge once more unto the breach.

First things first, Valkyria Revolution is not a sequel to the Valkyria Chronicles series: spinoff would be right word. It takes place in a whole different timeline, continent, and universe than its predecessors, but familiar elements, such as the precious mineral ragnite and the legendary beings known as the Valkyria, make a return. Instead of a World War II influence, the game is inspired by the European industrial revolution era and focuses on a war of liberation between two vastly different nations.

Valkyria Revolution

Oh, but arguably the biggest difference is the battle system. The turn-based action has been replaced with faster-paced, but no less strategic, combat. This hybrid battle system combines the tactics of customising squad behavior and loadouts with real-time combat for some pretty intense moments on the battlefield.

But at its core, Valkyria Revolution is a very human story about war. The small independent kingdom of Jutland is suffocating from an economic blockade sanctioned by the tyrannical Ruzi Empire, and must resort to war in order to liberate themselves and surrounding lands from the Ruzi’s imperialist conquest.

However, there’s one teensy-weensy problem. The Ruzi Empire have a Valkyria. You know, the living embodiment of death in demi-god form? Yeah, things aren’t going very well for the soldiers of Jutland. However, that’s where the Vanargand come in.

Valkyria Revolution

This elite team of ragnite sensitive warriors have been assembled with the sole purpose of annihilating the Ruzi’s Valkyria with extreme prejudice. Led by the consummate professional Captain Amleth Gronkaer and bolstered by the inspiring presence of Jutland’s Princess Ophelia, the Vanargand are ready to turn the tide of the war in the name of freedom. However, Amleth hides a terrible secret. Is he friend or foe to the country he has sworn to protect?

Oh, and we’ve got one more thing to reveal. Loyal soldiers are always rewarded for their service, so our brothers-in-arms in Europe who pre-order or snag a limited launch copy will receive a 12-track soundtrack by the extremely talented Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Stella Glow). Quantities are limited, so grab your copy on the double!

Valkyria Revolution will be released physically and digitally for the PlayStation 4, and as a digital-only title for the PlayStation Vita. Check out our website for more details and Godspeed, soldier.

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HomessaHomem 27 March, 2017 @ 17:19
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No physical version for Vita! :(

Cannot wait for this! Loved the original Valkryia Chronicles and whilst this isn’t a sequel it does look really good. Physical edition is pre-ordered. :)

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I do not mean to disappoint you but I have to remind you that beware of ‘revolution’//
at least i did not like it.

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Why is it so difficult for some publishers to understand that digital only is the worst way to go for Vita releases? Fans are eager to support releases that actually save them some of that precious, expensive memory card space. And, you know, an actual physical copy of the game.

It’s great you’ve gone through the effort to localize this game, but this “digital only for Vita” schtick from bigger publishers is getting old, especially when you see many smaller companies and even indie developers distributing their Vita versions physically.

Vincent_Deseers 27 March, 2017 @ 18:07
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Hope they don’t charge full price for this or at least make it a cross buy with cross save functionality, cause it looks like they ported the Vita version straight onto the PS4, with no major improvements graphically unless it is played on the PS Pro.

Tactical turn-based combat is what made me fall in love with the original back in the day. It’s a shame they decided to do away with it in favor of a more accessble real-time alternative. I’ll check it out anyway at some point, but otherwise would’ve bought it day 1.

Finka_Karfein 27 March, 2017 @ 20:09
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Vanargand Edition in Europe? First, Yakuza 0 with no good edition in Europe and no PS3, now this?
Oh, and no Vita physical at all, so brave of you, SEGA… Why the majority of releases must be spoiled somehow by you? :(

Finka_Karfein 27 March, 2017 @ 20:10
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And we’re all still waiting for Valkyria Chronicles 3 in English.

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I’d say to be happy with what you can get. I know of no other big Publisher than Sega who would bring Series like that again and again even after sales numbers dissappoint. This was the case with VC as it was with Yakuza, and still we got the games. Other Publishers like say SQUENIX or EA would’ve canned the series immediately if one game does not sell enough.

Finka_Karfein 29 March, 2017 @ 08:19
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@Jimbodin – of course I’m happy and I bought the crappy empty Yakuza 0 physical with nothing beside the disc inside because the game is that counts. But I hate to see the western world beign treated so inequally. Either everybody gets chance to buy the nicer editions or nobody.

Yeah, region-free is cool but it’s not fair that we should import – much higher shipping costs and time, customs and whatnot when already the majority of time I see a 1$=1€ pricing.

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Hopefully JP voice track included.

You could at least design for the Europe a better edition than a “launch” edition. A good idea is the Europa Edition of Valkyria Chronicles. At least design something more special for the one who support your products from the day one of their realease in EU.

Well it’s ok it looks like I want miss anything special. Well I am going to invest in this after it falls at the disappointing price of less than 20€.

I like what I see in Valkyria Revolution (it looks great) but I don’t feel like investing any preorder for a CD soundtrack.

Complimentary SUPER HYPE for Sega’s best franchise right now, Valkyria Chronicles!
Please don’t be a disappointment due to branching out.

howboutthisthen 29 March, 2017 @ 10:19
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I’d rather have a physical copy on Vita but hey, if its digital or nothing I’m glad to see it at all.

Hopefully it’ll head back to turn-based after this though.

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