Sega has announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4 is coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2018.
The tactical RPG sequel is also launching on the PS4 and Xbox One, and mixes turned-based strategy with third-person action.
Set in a fictional world which resembles World War II-era Europe, Valkyria Chronicles 4 sees the return of the CANVAS graphics engine as well as legendary composer Hiroshi Sakimoto, whose stirring tunes accompanied previous instalments in the series, not to mention such titles as Final Fantasy Tactics, Radiant Silvergun, Odin Sphere and Gradius V.
Here's some info on the story:
The continent of Europa is engulfed in the flames of the Second Europan War between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance. Although the Federation struggles valiantly against the Empire's forces, the relentless imperial military machine threatens to consume them. With victory slipping away, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross: a last-ditch attempt to capture the imperial capital and end the war.
Commander Claude Wallace and his loyal childhood friends in Squad E are sent to fight for the desperate operation's success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyria... and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.
Valkyria Chronicles started life on the PS3 with sequels on the PSP. The original game was recently remastered for the current gen and remains a classic.
We have to say, this is a most welcome announcement. Will you be picking this up on Switch next year?