Valkyria Revolution, Sega’s newest title in the Valkyria Chronicles series will release in North America on June 27, 2017 along with a special collector’s edition.
Valkyria Revolution is a spin-off to the Valkriya Chronicles Series, set one hundred years prior to the first game. Unlike the main series, Valkryia Revolution uses real-time combat blended with some tactical strategy rather than the turn-based system that the series is known for. Players follow the captain and commanding officer for the Ani-Valkyria squad as he seeks vengeance against the Ruzhien Imperial Army. The special edition of the game has been named the “Vanargand Edition,” which is the name of the Anti-Valkyria Squad. The special edition comes in a custom outer box, includes a metal pin of the team’s insignia, a twelve-track soundtrack by Yasunori Mitsuda, a composer best known for his work on Chrono Trigger.
Valkyria Chronicles originally debuted as a PlayStation 3 exclusive in 2008. The game told the story of a war set in Europa, a fictional version of Europe. The game featured a unique turn based battle system where players would select which unit they wished to move and the game would shift to real-time combat as players moved and acted with that character. The game received great praise for its gameplay, stunning art style and its rich story and cast.
Sales of Valkyria Chronicles failed to reach expectations but were still high enough to warrant a sequel. Valkyria Chronicles 2 released in 2010 for the PlayStation Portable. Aside from a downgrade in the graphical department, the sequel stayed true to everything that made the original so well praised. Unfortunately, the game being on a handheld plagued by piracy didn’t help the series already low sales numbers Valkyria Chronicles saw one more entry to the series but it has remained exclusive to Japan to this day.
Valkyria Chronicles was given a second breath in 2014 when it released on PC via Steam where the game earned the top spot on Steam’s download charts. Sega claimed that the PC version of the game blew all sales predictions out of the water. The game received even more popularity after a remastered version launched on PlayStation 4 in 2016.