Ready for another RPG on Switch? Ready or not, Sega has announced that the next iteration in the Valkyria series, Valkyria Chronicles 4, will be releasing on Nintendo Switch (as well as Xbox One and PS4) in 2018. Like other games in the series, Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be set in an alternate version of World War II in a mashup of RPG and third-person-shooter elements.
Here’s, in part, what Sega had to say in a press release:
“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?”
Valkyria Chronicles 4 marks the first proper installment in the series to hit the West in nearly decade, with the last mainline English-localized title being the original Valkyria Chronicles back in 2008. I don’t have any personal experience with the series, but it’s great to see such a large and popular franchise coming to Switch.
Be sure to check out the announcement video below.