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Valkyria Chronicles Remaster and Valkyria: Azure Revolution Announced for PS4

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This week’s Famitsu (via Hachima Kikou, Famitsu) has confirmed that Sega and developer Media Vision are working on not one, but two Valkyria games for PlayStation 4.

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First up, Valkyria: Azure Revolution was announced for PlayStation 4. The game is an entirely new entry in the series, and its coming to the console sometime next winter in Japan.

The story is set within Jutland, a small country that is embargoed, economically, by the more powerful Rus Empire. The Rus Empire has been able to achieve fast industrial development, as well as an expansion of its controlled lands. Jutland begins fighting this, under the banner of “independence” and “freedom from colonial oppression,” and they retaliate.

The above scans have a caption entirely in English, which reads:

“Here lie the ‘circle of five,’ whose vengeful actions brought forth an inferno of war. With their execution, the blood of the brave legions is redeemed, and just peace born. They rest eternally in the land of their birth, by the grace of the Holy Mother.”

The confirmed characters thus far include:

(Editor’s Note: We’ve added some scans via @Wario64)

  • Amleth: The main protagonist, and the commanding officer of the elite Anti-Valkyria unit within the Jutland Kingdom.
  • Brynhildr: The heroine, and the princess of the Jutland Kingdom.
  • Ophelia: A Valkyria that has joined with the Rus Empire.

There are some core systems that were detailed, including the Gouache Engine, which recreates visuals akin to the original (which was built with Sega’s Canvas Engine); as well as the Legion battle system, which is a new, real-time battle system with tactical elements. Unfortunately, details are still somewhat scant regarding the combat.

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Valkyria Chronicles Remaster was also announced, and it’s launching in Japan on February 10th, for PlayStation 4. The game will have high-resolution visuals, as well as post-launch DLC, and trophy support.

There will be a demo included for Valkyria: Azure Revolution included with the game, and coming from this – Sega will be looking at fan feedback.

The main staff involved with both projects include:

  • Character Models: Flight Unit
  • Director: Takeshi Ozawa
  • Chief Producer: Youichi Shimosato
  • Producer: Katsura Mikami
  • Character Design: Hiro Kiyohara, Takayama Toshiaki
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94 comments
  1. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 17, 2015 at 7:50 am

    Raita is gone. What a terrible day to be a fan.

  2. Death Saved
    Death Saved
    November 17, 2015 at 7:56 am

    Awww i was hoping for a war against the federation!

  3. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    November 17, 2015 at 8:02 am

    Credit’s due where credit’s due; they said they’d listen to fans and they didn’t deliver a new mobile game but a brand new VK entry after so long. That’s great news~.

  4. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 17, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I don’t think the original game would benefit too much from a remaster, but some more sales on the PS4 couldn’t hurt. Maybe they’ll finally release VC3 in the West as a Vita port.
    It is also good to hear about the new game, but the West won’t be getting it any time soon.

  5. PJ_Potato
    PJ_Potato
    November 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Thanks for funding a PS4 exclusive PC friends!

  6. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

    What the first game really needs is to have the pre-rendered cutscenes remade in 1080p with AA. The game looks great on PC but the cutscenes are arse.

  7. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 17, 2015 at 8:05 am

    Did the fans ask them to replace Raita?

  8. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 8:09 am

    VC4 has a much better chance since it’s on the PS4 the main problem with VCIII is that it was still on the PSP and VCII didn’t do that well.

  9. Chino Gambino
    Chino Gambino
    November 17, 2015 at 8:09 am

    YES!

  10. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 8:11 am

    Did they replace him by choice? maybe he’s busy, maybe he didn’t want to do it? There are plenty of different reasons.

  11. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 17, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I can’t imagine he wouldn’t want to do it given he’s still got Selvaria as his Twitter avatar.

  12. dsadsada
    dsadsada
    November 17, 2015 at 8:15 am

    That’s a lot of blades for a Valkyria game. We are still getting the normal units and tanks, right?

  13. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 8:19 am

    Hmm those press scans are so tiny that it’s very hard to see anything.

    Though… it looks as if new Valkyria was without tanks and guns… only melee and probably ranged ones like bows. It kinda worries me, because for me any Valkyria game needs tanks and guns.

    So yeah… there might be a reason why it’s not Valkyria Chronicles 4

    As for remaster… meh. I have my PS3 version and it’s good enough for me.

  14. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 8:20 am

    Though it’s not VC4.

    It’s Valkyria azure Revolution and judging those scans there is a reason why it has different name.

  15. Wonko
    Wonko
    November 17, 2015 at 8:20 am

    You’re welcome. now it’s the turn for PlayStation fans to respond in kind and not drop the ball like they did when they didn’t buy enough copies on PS3. (I bought mine on PS3 and PC)

  16. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 8:21 am

    VC1 wasn’t the problem. VCII on the PSP was the problem.

  17. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 17, 2015 at 8:26 am

    Check the Gematsu article, there’s bigger scans in the comments.
    It’s also apparently an ARPG now, where you control one character as AI controls the other 4 characters in your party. It’s also set in a new universe, so it’s basically a reboot.

    I don’t think this is what the fans wanted, Juan.

  18. Wonko
    Wonko
    November 17, 2015 at 8:28 am

    I was of the idea that Sega had to switch to the PSP for the sequels because of lackluster PS3 sales.

  19. Thesimpleway
    Thesimpleway
    November 17, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Sega, if this turns out good (and gets localized / dual audio / no censoring / physical copies) you’ll be forgiven.

  20. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 17, 2015 at 8:32 am

    I’m assuming Valkyria Chronicles Remaster is the same version we got on PC last year. Hope they bring Valkyria: Azure Revolution to the west and on PC.

  21. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 17, 2015 at 8:36 am

    Who said that this is PS4 exclusive? All Jap games in Japan usually starts out on PS4 but when it comes to the west it comes to PC and XB1.

  22. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 8:36 am

    If it’s more of an action game and less SRPG that makes it’s chances even better. Won’t know until we know more.

  23. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 8:37 am

    Actually there are loads of Japanese games that are PS4/PSV only. That’s the new combo. PC usually has to wait for years.

  24. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 17, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I don’ think it’s truly a remaster but just the PC version brought to the PS4.

  25. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 17, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Now we just have to see if it will come to the west.

  26. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 8:39 am

    VC1 I think did something like 1-1.5 million sales off the top of my head. Pretty decent for a SRPG can’t imagine VCII sold anywhere near that.

  27. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 17, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Not lately since the PS4 has PC architecture. Thanks to PS4 we got games like DRAGON BALL XENOVERSE and Tales of Zestiria on PC the same time as the PS4. And if what Sega says is true then if this comes to the west we will get this on PC as well. PS4 is a big ally for getting more jap games on PC.

  28. DrWawee
    DrWawee
    November 17, 2015 at 8:47 am

    But no western release

  29. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 8:48 am

    That’s two games both from the same publisher what about disgaea 5, omega quintet, guilty gear xrd, sword art online, Onechanbara, godzilla. Off the top of my head. Seems less likely then guaranteed.

    There is also plenty of upcoming games in the next few months that have no sign of a PC release.

    Seems more like a couple of publishers are interested and the rest less so

  30. Phelan
    Phelan
    November 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

    “If it’s more of an action game and less SRPG that makes it’s chances even better.”

    Where is rope where I need it the most. :P

    Blasphemy!

  31. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    November 17, 2015 at 9:11 am

    VC2 sold about 500K and 3 about 200K, but it was only released in Japan.

  32. Dakt
    Dakt
    November 17, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Cool more ports.

    Plastation Harbour ftw.

  33. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    November 17, 2015 at 9:15 am

    Well, it just got announced. But seeing as how it’s the PS4.. I doubt this game won’t make it over. I mean, it’s not like it’s got “Phantasy Star” somewhere in the name~.

  34. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    November 17, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Its weird that this never seems to happen, you would assume it would be a simple matter of reloading the original source file and rerunning it at a higher resolution when capturing it, but that never seems to happen. I’m starting to get the feeling most game studios have horrible post release management of original source material.

  35. BaronKrause
    BaronKrause
    November 17, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Thats what im guessing too.

  36. Juanalf
    Juanalf
    November 17, 2015 at 9:21 am

    Another day another PS4 game announced.A PS4/PC combo is a no brainer at this point.

  37. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 17, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Well we just got disgaea so it won’t be long until we get disgaea 5. And the others games you mention will come in time. More Jap devs are interested in the PC than ever before thanks to the PS4. But this is Sega we are talking about and they support PC gamers more than most jap devs. So i’m sure this will come to PC if it comes to the west.

  38. Cerzel
    Cerzel
    November 17, 2015 at 9:23 am

    I just find it stranger that they didn’t make it that way in the first place. It’s a pre-rendered cutscene, so why the hell would you not put AA on it?

  39. Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    Juan Manuel M. Suárez
    November 17, 2015 at 9:36 am

    They didn’t specify~.

  40. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    November 17, 2015 at 9:38 am

    > Post Launch DLC
    OH COME ON!!
    It’s a remake! Can’t you bundle in the original DLC? I’m sick of this cut-and-resell crap. Even if it is from a game I really liked.

  41. AzureNova
    AzureNova
    November 17, 2015 at 9:39 am

    I just finished playing the Blade & Soul Beta, Sword Art and Stella Glow come out today, and then we get this news. Seriously, SEGA is trying to give me a heart attack due to over happiness. lol

  42. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    November 17, 2015 at 9:44 am

    We will do our part to ensure that Valkyria Chronicles never dies. As a PC friend, I’m extremely happy about this. I thought after 3 we might not get another game.

    Also the exclusive thing probably won’t last. I mean Valkyria Chronicles 1 was a PS3 exclusive, even if it took 6 years for that to change.

  43. Tristan (Chili1)
    Tristan (Chili1)
    November 17, 2015 at 9:47 am

    True, but other publishers are jumping on the PC train ever so slowly. Disgaea 1 was just announced like Richard said, and besides that, XSeed dealt with Onechanbara and they’ve been good about bringing games to PC, what with Little King’s Story, Akiba’s Trip, and other titles.

  44. amc99
    amc99
    November 17, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I hope if it does they will release the new game on steam too, I’ve heard that the steam VC is a success so maybe they will consider it?

  45. Luna Kazemaru
    Luna Kazemaru
    November 17, 2015 at 10:22 am

    or you can actually look up and research just why the game didn’t do to hot at the start on the ps3 and not sit there and say consumers drop the ball when sega sent it out to die.

  46. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    November 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Why just those two and not include the Xbox One? The last generation had at least some parity.

  47. Nagato
    Nagato
    November 17, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Japanese game reveals tend to start out with only a PS version being confirmed for Japan because… well, Japan.

    A PC version will naturally follow when we get to hearing about a Western release, with the possibility of an X1 version for certain more mainstream anime titles.

    Same song and dance as always really.

  48. John Tesh
    John Tesh
    November 17, 2015 at 11:03 am

    Jumping the gun a wee bit.

  49. John Tesh
    John Tesh
    November 17, 2015 at 11:04 am

    The PS3 version suffers from wicked aliasing. Woah!

  50. Juanalf
    Juanalf
    November 17, 2015 at 11:11 am

    Well the ps4 for the japanese stuff and exclusives and the pc for games like arkham knight(bad example),FO4,star citizen,etc.I have nothing against xbox and will probably pick one up for scalebound and hopefully something else.

  51. landlock
    landlock
    November 17, 2015 at 11:18 am

    “The battle system is called “LeGION” and
    it’s a real-time system with strategic elements. The details are light
    for it at the moment, but screenshots show all party members attacking
    at simultaneously.”

    Developer Media Vision.

  52. tccboss
    tccboss
    November 17, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Now to wait for a state side release that is going to be most likely digital only.

  53. DrearierSpider
    DrearierSpider
    November 17, 2015 at 11:43 am

    I think they mean the post-launch DLC from the original game will be included. It’s bundled with the PC port for free, so I’d be surprised if it wasn’t included here, too.

  54. Danny DeMent
    Danny DeMent
    November 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    VC 2’s biggest problem was how easy it was to pirate the game. More folks pirated it than bought it, so it flopped.

  55. Danny DeMent
    Danny DeMent
    November 17, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    That’s pretty much Bamco’s MO, not every developer’s.

    You MIGHT see a later PC port, but the Xbone is pretty much a guaranteed no-go.

  56. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    November 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    キタ━━━━━━(゜∀゜)━━━━━━ッ!!

  57. Maxwell Mineur
    Maxwell Mineur
    November 17, 2015 at 1:26 pm

    Why are the images so small?

    Also, PS4. No buy. Waiting for PC. If even ‘that’ happens.

    In b4 microtransactions and other SEGA seals of quality and approval.

  58. Danny DeMent
    Danny DeMent
    November 17, 2015 at 1:37 pm

    Your loss, I guess.

  59. Fient
    Fient
    November 17, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Western release and PC version announcements waiting time.

  60. deadeye
    deadeye
    November 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    The day they announce the localization for this new VC game is the day I purchase a PS4.

    MAKE IT HAPPEN SEGA.

  61. DeusEx
    DeusEx
    November 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    So not-Baltic states vs not-Czarist Russia? I can dig it.

  62. OSad
    OSad
    November 17, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    This is a bit of a slap in the face to all the people that very pessimistically thought this was going to be another phone game.

    I hope it’s still burning.

  63. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    November 17, 2015 at 4:55 pm

    Well this is Sega and Sega has always been great with supporting PC. And they just said last month that they plan to bring much more games to PC. But I think first we have to wait for it to come to the west.

  64. Luna Kazemaru
    Luna Kazemaru
    November 17, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    -_-

  65. NeoSkyte
    NeoSkyte
    November 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I can only hope for a localization but I’ll keep my expectations low.

  66. Sylveria Shini
    Sylveria Shini
    November 17, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    I think we’re at a point in time where it is not an unfounded position to take that when a new entry in a relatively ignored series is announced that it’s going to be a phone game. When it isn’t, however, we’re quite happy to be wrong.

  67. Siveon
    Siveon
    November 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    Debatable, since the game isn’t out yet. Could be a stinky turd.

  68. Sergio Nacher Fernández
    Sergio Nacher Fernández
    November 17, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    I think I see mechas in the screenshots.

    Maybe it’s set in the very far future of the Valkyria Chronicles universe? It would explain the change of title.

  69. OSad
    OSad
    November 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    I wouldn’t think that the franchise being ignored for a bit would be an indication of it being transferred to another platform. But I’m not experienced in the field.

    So fair.

  70. Lex
    Lex
    November 17, 2015 at 5:50 pm

    I am on board, Sega. Shit out as many awful Sonic games as you need to fund this kind of thing.

  71. Badmojo7
    Badmojo7
    November 17, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Please come to the west and PC release!

  72. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    November 17, 2015 at 5:57 pm

    I would love to see a VC game inspired by the Vietnam conflict, where you play as a special forces unit of a jungle nation thats being used for a proxy war between the Atlantic Federation and the Russian Empire, with a desire to kick them both out of their country and achieve independence and stability. Youd have an advanced degree of weaponry, dark themes, ambushes and booby traps, air/artillery support, etc.

  73. bgrunge
    bgrunge
    November 17, 2015 at 5:59 pm

    They could shit out some GOOD Sonic games to fund it too, lol. Seriously I just want to storm into the SEGA boardroom with a copy of Sonic Rush and be like “You see this? Make more games like this!”

  74. chaoguy
    chaoguy
    November 17, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Metal Gears?! They really have upped the ante.

  75. Vampok
    Vampok
    November 17, 2015 at 6:22 pm

    VCII being garbage was more of a problem than it being on the PSP I think…

  76. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    November 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve never enjoyed being slapped this much. Hope the new spin on the Valkyria formula works though, the demo will help but it seems to be missing Raita.

  77. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    November 17, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    As far as Japan only sales, each VC game sold around the same or better than the last so they did consistently make a profit at least.

  78. Keirnoth
    Keirnoth
    November 17, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The Xbox One is doing dismally in Japan. One does not get an XBone to play Japanese games dude.

  79. Keirnoth
    Keirnoth
    November 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    Sega moved a game that was popular on a home console platform to a platform that was doing badly in the portable market. I’d like to say it was both.

  80. Keirnoth
    Keirnoth
    November 17, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    Senran Kagura Estival Versus on PC less than a year after it came out. We may be getting it late, but I’d like to think they’re getting the message.

    Also Samurai Warriors 4-II had a simultaneous multiplatform release by Koei-Tecmo. They have had previous (bad) experience on PC, but regardless, I think companies are getting it.

    Idea Factory ported over the redone Rebirth games too, out of their own accord and without a publisher, I think?

  81. Fient
    Fient
    November 17, 2015 at 10:07 pm

    A Steam version should have been announced alongside the PS4 version.
    But maybe they’re planning something else for the announcement, I’m hoping for a port of the other VC games.

  82. Fient
    Fient
    November 17, 2015 at 10:12 pm

    Yeah this is status quo.
    The first announcement is the PS version for Japan, they’re the main market, the ones getting it first, and those are their main platforms.

    The PC version is usually for the west and gets announced later on its own, and they get to promote the improvements they will allegedly do.

    Plus waiting for the PC announcement seems to help building up the hype for when it finally happens, makes people want the game more or something.

  83. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 18, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Whoah. Sega might actually finally get it. Crippling this series by shoving it onto handhelds was a terrible decision. Now we can get a full game not held back by hardware limitations!

  84. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 18, 2015 at 12:42 am

    So Sega decided “Hmmm, we alienated all our customers with that crippled trash pile…I know! Let’s make the next one for handhelds too! And then not localize it!”

  85. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 18, 2015 at 12:46 am

    What would you even need a Bone for? Crappy shooters and racing games?

  86. landlock
    landlock
    November 18, 2015 at 3:04 am

    I don’t know the exact figures but I guess the PSP version did alright in Japan just not the West. So thats why 3 never came over. Sega seemed to always expect unrealistic sales for there games like capcom.

  87. Adohleas
    Adohleas
    November 18, 2015 at 3:28 am

    Pirates ≠ potential buyers.
    Sure there may be a minority that would have bought, but I would still bet that even if pirating wasn’t possible, many of those individuals who do so would have not bought it anyways.

  88. Zanthos
    Zanthos
    November 18, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Man oh man would I love to see these come west. I’ve beaten VC and VC II to absolute death and they’re such great games. Let’s keep on ah hoping!

  89. Thanatos2k
    Thanatos2k
    November 18, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Sega might finally be realizing that Japan isn’t the only market they need to sell games to.

  90. landlock
    landlock
    November 18, 2015 at 11:13 am

    That’s probably why it looks like it’s going to be less SRPG and more action.

  91. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    November 18, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    So? The 360 did bad too and it still scored titles from Cave and 5bp.

  92. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    November 18, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Well, for starters, not every Xbox One game is going to wind up on a PC. Let’s be real. Second, don’t dare diss Forza Horizon 2, the best and most comfy driving game out there. Third, I do not have room for a computer and I still need to pick up a PS3 for myself (the PS3 my dad owned is dead). Fourth, Crackdown 3.

  93. flashn00b
    flashn00b
    November 18, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    The Steam community allowed this to exist. It’d be wrong if a PC version is denied on localization.