For western fans of the Valkyria Chronicles series, some exciting news has been announced. The upcoming Valkyria: Azure Revolution in Japan will be seeing a western release in 2017.
Valkyria Revolution, as it will be called in the west, takes place in an alternate universe apart from past Chronicles games.
Valkyria Revolution shows how a single spark can ignite the inferno of war. Five lifelong friends consumed by personal revenge plunge an entire continent into a terrible war, sacrificing the lives of countless innocents for a cause based on twisted half-truths and outright lies. This “Circle of Five” use their combined political and military influence to motivate their small, economically blockaded homeland to rise up as a powerful resistance against imperialist oppressors.
Valkyria Revolution will drop the traditional turn-based combat the series is known for, instead adding an active-style combat.
Tactics still play an important role, and your squad has highly customizable AI. You can adjust their battle role to prioritize general roles like Offense, Defense, and Support, or you can get granular and have individuals focus on when to use spells or guns, or even whether they should target enemy grunts or leaders first.
Valkyria Revolution will release in the west spring 2017 for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One.
What are your thoughts on the new Valkyria game?