Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be coming to PS4s in North America and Europe in Spring 2016.
Valkyria Chronicles was one of 2014’s most unlikely hits. A flop with a cult following on the PS3, the game’s PC port sold so well at it even managed to overcome the sales juggernaut of Assassin’s Creed when it released. Emboldened by the port’s success, SEGA announced in 2015 that it would give console gamers another chance to try the game with a PS4 remaster. The problem was that SEGA never clarified if the new version would be leaving Japan.
Well, RPG fans can now rejoice because SEGA has formally confirmed that the Valkyria Chronicles Remastered will be coming to North America and Europe in Spring 2016. According to SEGA, the game, in the United States, will retail for 29.99 and receive both physical and digital releases. Gamers in North America who pre-order the physical version of the remaster will also receive a special metal “Squad 7” case, “while supplies last.” The Squad 7 case will not be available in Europe.
Speaking personally, even though I probably won’t be picking this up myself (I bought Valkyria Chronicles on PS3), I’m still really excited for the PS4 version to hit stores. While the PC version did wonders to expose a new audience to Valkyria Chronicles, there are a ton of console gamers who have yet to try it. Here’s hoping they buy it in droves and, in turn, make SEGA feel confident enough about the series to export Valkyria Chronicles IV when it launches.
(And translate part three. We still want that SEGA)