Recently, we received confirmation that the original Valkyria Chronicles was going to be launching on Switch in October, supporting the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 4 set to arrive later this month. Now, Sega has shared some more details about what we can expect from this bonus port.
The game will allow players to experience the tale of Lieutenant Welkin Gunther, Sergeant Alicia Melchiott, and their comrades in Squad 7. Sega has described the post as "the perfect way for fans to experience Squad 7's story for the first time or rediscover it on a brand-new platform", providing us with a brand new trailer to show it off. You can see that very trailer above, and also check out a list of features set to be present in the game down below.
Valkyria Chronicles Features:
- Valkyria Chronicles on the Go - Command your troops wherever you go with the versatility and portability of the Nintendo Switch™.
- The Full Valkyria Chronicles Experience - All DLC from the original release of Valkyria Chronicles is included in the base package.
- A War Fought on Two Fronts - Taking place during the Second Europan War, the same conflict featured in the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 4, Valkyria Chronicles follows the story of Lieutenant Welkin Gunther of Squad 7 as they fight to repel the invasion of the East Europan Imperial Alliance.
- CANVAS Aesthetics and BLiTZ Combat - Fall in love with the unique features of the Valkyria series; the stunning hand-drawn watercolor aesthetics of the CANVAS shader combined with the innovative tactical BLiTZ battle system make for an unforgettable gameplay experience.
- A Legendary Series Needs a Legendary Composer - Series composer Hitoshi Sakimoto brings the battlefield to life with an unforgettable, expertly-crafted soundtrack.
The game will be available digitally on the Nintendo Switch eShop on 16th October for $19.99, although anyone who purchases Valkyria Chronicles 4 (releasing 25th September) through the Nintendo eShop will automatically receive a $5.00 (or 25%) discount during checkout for Valkyria Chronicles. To confirm - yes, this means that the discount only applies if you purchase Valkyria Chronicles 4 digitally, too.
If that's not enough, Sega has also shared an add-on mission release schedule for Valkyria Chronicles 4. If you purchase the 'Memoirs from Battle' Premium Edition of the game you'll have instant access to this DLC as it arrives, but other players can purchase things separately from the eShop. You can find more information on this special edition right here.
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