The Valkyria Chronicles series is highly acclaimed for its tactical gameplay, unique art style and fresh take as an alternate history World War II story. Unfortunately the series never performed all that well in the West, as the second game only had a limited release on the PS Vita and the third entry has never been released here despite coming out in Japan four years ago.
However Sega is breathing some new life into the Valkyria Chronicles series in Japan at least. The original Valkyria Chronicles, which saw a release on Steam last year, is getting a remaster for PS4 due out in February in Japan, along with an entirely new game due out in Japan in Winter 2016.
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The new game will be called Valkyria: Azure Revolution, and it will focus on the small fictional country of Jutland’s fight against the much bigger oppresive Rus Empire. A demo for Valkyria: Azure Resolution will be included with the remaster of the original Valkyria Chronicles.
Of course the real question is, what are the chance of these games coming stateside with the first two entries not selling well here despite high critical acclaim? On top of that Sega is pretty notorious for not releasing certain games over in the U.S. even if they are big franchises. Phantasy Star Online 2 is a perfect example of this.
But things have changed in recent times. Japanese developers seem to finally be embracing Steam in the last year or so, and that may be key in bringing both the remaster of the original Valkyria Chronicles and Valkyria: Azure Revolution here if there’s an additional platform Sega can release them both on. Hopefully we’ll hear some news about a stateside release in the near future.