Sega’s bringing the much-loved Valkyria Chronicles series back to home consoles.
The publisher is set to release a PlayStation 4 remaster of the original Valkyria Chronicles tactical role-playing game on February 10, 2016, reports Gematsu. Sega’s then following that up with a brand new instalment — translated as Valkyria: Azure Revolution, or Valkyria of the Blue Revolution (according to NeoGaf) — that’s set to appear in Winter 2016, a demo of which will ship with the Valkyria Chronicles remaster. We’ve reached out to Sega to confirm the new game’s name and ask about plans for releasing both titles in the West.
Valkyria Chronicles first appeared on PlayStation 3 back in 2008, and its beautiful hand-painted art style and fresh gameplay mechanics made it a cult hit. Sega released two sequels, but they only appeared on the PlayStation Portable handheld. PC gamers also got to play the original title thanks to an enhanced PC port released on Steam last year. But long-time fans the series will be delighted to see it back on their TV screens next year.
According to Gematsu, the remastered original will feature high-resolution graphics and trophies along with all previously released downloadable content.
Valkyria: Azure Revolution, meanwhile, has a story based around the rapid industrial development and expansion of the Rush Empire. Jutland, a small country economically blockaded by the Empire, decides to strike back. It sounds like the game will retain the series’ unique art style while adding some new gameplay elements.