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Valkyria Chronicles Remastered Coming West in Spring 2016

Sega has confirmed that Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is getting a western release sometime this spring.

The upgraded PlayStation 4 port of the PS3 tactical classic RPG will be available at both retail and digital, in both North America and Europe, and it will cost $29.99/CA$44.99. Featured above, you can view a new trailer for the remaster, via Sega.

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If you pre-order the game in North America, you’ll get the limited edition Squad 7 Armored Case.

Here are the first screenshots:

It’s worth mentioning that we naturally asked Sega if the game would come with the Valkyria: Azure Revolution demo that’s included in the Japanese version, and if they were considering localizing the game as well. Sega’s PR rep gave us this response:

“No word yet.” So while this isn’t a confirmation, it’s not a no either. We’ll keep you guys posted in this regard.

Here’s the full press release and trailer, via Sega:


Valiant citizens of Gallia, to arms!  Bid farewell to your loved ones, because it is time to defend our peaceful nation from the Empire. Valkyria Chronicles, the critically acclaimed PlayStation®3 tactical RPG, will be remastered and released in the Americas and Europe on a brand new battlefront: The PlayStation®4! Valkyria Chronicles Remasteredbrings the World War II-inspired story, the beloved characters, and the mythology of the Valkyrur to life in 1080p/60fps HD. The game will have both a physical and digital version, and will sell for $29.99/CA$44.99. And as a special bonus, pre-orders and a limited number of launch edition retail copies will come in the collectible Squad 7 Armored Case.

In the world of Valkyria Chronicles, the year is 1935 E.C., and the continent of Europa has been plunged into the Second Europan War between the Autocratic East Europan Imperial Alliance — also known as The Empire — and the Atlantic Federation over the precious resource Ragnite. The Empire is sweeping through the continent like an unchecked wildfire and has its eyes set on the rich Ragnite deposits of the Principality of Gallia. Although peaceful Gallia remains neutral in the conflict, its citizens will need to defend home and country against the inevitable invasion. Players follow Lieutenant Welkin Gunther and the vaunted Squad 7 of the Gallian Militia as they take on the seemingly insurmountable forces of the Empire.

Valkyria Chronicles Remastered features:

  • HD “CANVAS” Graphics Engine – The stunning, painterly graphics return, but this time in 1080p/60fps high definition quality! Battles and cutscenes are conveyed like a vibrant tapestry in motion.
  • “BLiTZ” tactical battle system – Part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter, the” BLiTZ” system is an innovative mechanic that makes battles simultaneously strategic and action-packed. Players will command and control their soldiers and tanks as they take on the Empire in 30 different battlefronts.
  • Memorable storyline – Set against the backdrop of a world war, Gunther, Alicia, Largo and the rest of the fierce members of Squad 7 fight for personal reasons in the name of freedom, and the hope against all odds of liberating Gallia from Empire control, all in the face of the terrible realities of war.
  • DLC Included – Besides the core game, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered includes all previously released DLC: Hard EX Mode, Edy’s Mission, Selvaria’s Mission, and Challenge of the Edy Detachment.
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42 comments
  1. Heavily Augmented
    Heavily Augmented
    January 25, 2016 at 10:02 am

    C’MON guys! We gotta do this for Azure Revolution!

  2. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    January 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

    While I would perfer 3 this is great news! Keep it up Sega keep releasing all your good shit here and you’ll earn people’s respect again. Good job guys!

  3. djluke_1993
    djluke_1993
    January 25, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Oh sweet this is perfect. And people say Sega is dead.

  4. clalvial
    clalvial
    January 25, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Will this be worth it if you already own the Steam version?

  5. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    January 25, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Probably not. But it is for console gamers though.

  6. TsukuyomiMagi99
    TsukuyomiMagi99
    January 25, 2016 at 10:07 am

    Right on!

  7. Yemi Fawehinmi
    Yemi Fawehinmi
    January 25, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Can you speed up the game in this version, or skip enemy animations?

  8. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    January 25, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Now port JSRF to Steam and make a sequel.

  9. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    January 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

    And to think I bought the PS3 version used during the holidays…

    Oh, well. I don’t even have a PS4 yet so, hey, I’ll enjoy the PS3 copy. Now, if there is some way to get VC2 & VC3 out of the portable ghetto and onto platforms that sell in the West.

  10. British_Otaku
    British_Otaku
    January 25, 2016 at 10:27 am

    This may be one of those rare exceptions where I’m tempted to preorder the game, before I have the console. Weird, you might say but better than getting a console and complaining I don’t have games.

    I already have the PS3 and Steam versions, but if the EU version comes with the physical tank, I’ll probably look into getting it.

  11. Daryl Corey
    Daryl Corey
    January 25, 2016 at 10:33 am

    I love rereleases sometimes like this when I missed it on PS3 and now I can get a nicer looking version on my PS4. I cannot wait to lay hands on this.

  12. deadeye
    deadeye
    January 25, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Time to buy this game a third time.

    I’m not giving Sega any excuse to not localize Azure Revolution.

  13. Mr0303
    Mr0303
    January 25, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Awesome. I would hope for the limited edition in Europe, but a physical copy at that price is a sure buy for me.

  14. Evropi
    Evropi
    January 25, 2016 at 10:53 am

    I did that in the past with the PC. In 2011 or so I got a lot of freedom as a result of having grown up and started buying PC games because I eventually planned to build a new PC. Little did I know I would have to wait TWO YEARS for that to happen.

    also recall spending tons of my allowance on a boxed copy of Team Fortress 2 back in 2008. Which my computer couldn’t even run. By the time it could, all I got for my money was a shitty hat…

    Not an advisable course of action.

  15. MGNoxa
    MGNoxa
    January 25, 2016 at 10:55 am

    YES!

  16. Richard Miller
    Richard Miller
    January 25, 2016 at 11:01 am

    I am happy that PS4 owners can finally play the updated PC version on their platform of choice but why not release it on the xbone too?

  17. SpecialK
    SpecialK
    January 25, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Awesome! Dang, though, pre-ordering isn’t live yet, much like with their recently announced classics 3DS game.

    I’ve never understood the logic in announcing something huge *with* the “Pre-order today!” promo prominently displayed, yet it’s not actually live anywhere, lol.

  18. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    January 25, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Oh god, 2016 looks so ever promising.

  19. AzureNova
    AzureNova
    January 25, 2016 at 11:35 am

    Sega is kinda meh right now, but they do good things from time to time lol

  20. AzureNova
    AzureNova
    January 25, 2016 at 11:36 am

    Loving that case! Gonna pre-order it for sure.

  21. Kaihaku
    Kaihaku
    January 25, 2016 at 11:44 am

    More like undead, reanimating the same games over and over again while failing to deliver anything new of merit. Except for that Atlus division… Smart purchase on Sega’s part.

  22. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    January 25, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I take it sega is gonna shaft europe again as usual.

  23. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 25, 2016 at 11:51 am

    People say a lot of nonsensical things, but Sega has obviously been in a much better condition than many other companies out there these last couple of years… arguably better than they’ve ever been, sans the Megadrive days of course.

  24. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 25, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Sadly weeb console gamers are rather platform loyal and thusly have made it known that they wouldn’t ever buy a non-PS console last-gen, so as a result you don’t see anything lesser known Japanese than Final Fantasy, Resident Evil and the usual fighting games on Xbox platforms.

    Which is part of the reason why the entire JRPG genre went into a coma for several years and emerged as one with significantly lower budgets, but at least it was theirs again.

    …well, until the Steam port craze happened.

  25. Nagato
    Nagato
    January 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    Doubt it, but if they do you can count on Koch Media to ensure a physical release will happen anyway, like they did with the PC version.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTwF8Fvryno

  26. AmyStarling
    AmyStarling
    January 25, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    Im guessing this will be a test for Azure to see when we will get it.I will probably get this even if I have the ps3 copy,although I would really appreciate a remaster of 2&3 for current platforms.

  27. Cael
    Cael
    January 25, 2016 at 2:11 pm

    I’ll get this if they decide to include the demo.

  28. Dgnfly
    Dgnfly
    January 25, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Well SEGA shafting europe right now with Yakuza 0 considering they haven’t said anything about a europe release.

  29. Aken Bosch
    Aken Bosch
    January 25, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Why not PC version?

  30. Choppinfoot
    Choppinfoot
    January 25, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    No. There’s no visible difference between the remaster and the steam version, so I won’t be buying this again just to play it on the PS4.

  31. sanic
    sanic
    January 25, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    “CA$44.99”

    Slit my throat now why must our dollar suck so hard.

  32. tetrisdork
    tetrisdork
    January 25, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    That is a platform that sells well in the West. That is why I said platform instead of console or anything specific. Heck, it would be nice if VC was also on the Xbox One despite people’s massive hateboners for the system and Microsoft.

  33. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    January 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Have you tried pre-ordering stuff lately? EB Games has the Vita version of Estival Versus for $74.99CAD. My new SFV Fightstick was +$100CAD over USD price. Not enough tears to cry. :(

  34. Shiggy Diggy Doo
    Shiggy Diggy Doo
    January 25, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    Demo on PS3

  35. Master Bating
    Master Bating
    January 25, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    Still doing better consumer wise than years ago. And this actually gives us a chance to tell them what kinda games/sequels we want.

    Same goes for Capcom.

  36. sanic
    sanic
    January 25, 2016 at 8:13 pm

    yeah the prices keep shifting, annoying as shit.

  37. Darkside_Hero
    Darkside_Hero
    January 26, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    So this is the same as the Steam PC ver which also runs at 1080p/60fps. It’s also much cheaper.

  38. Joe
    Joe
    January 27, 2016 at 3:24 am

    $44.99 CDN – FU Sega. That’s actually WORSE than our already dreadful exchange rate.

    Not sure at that price if I can get hyped to buy a game I already own – and finished. Like what is the point?

  39. Joe
    Joe
    January 27, 2016 at 3:29 am

    Their smartest purchase was The Creative Assembly and their Total War… that’s what’s pretty much kept SEGA from going under for the last decade.

  40. Brandon Wolfley
    Brandon Wolfley
    January 27, 2016 at 5:17 am

    YES!! Take my money! Just take it now!

  41. NuclearKangaroo
    NuclearKangaroo
    January 27, 2016 at 7:35 pm

    perfect, i already have it on PC, but i hope it sells well on the PS4

    now if only SEGA could port those sequels