Recent reports of Sega trademarking a new Valkyria title were well worth getting excited for as the company have a new game in the series on the way, as well as a remaster of the original Valkyria Chronicles.
News of the games came from Japanese website Famitsu, and only have been confirmed for Japan so far, but considering the games popularity in the west, and even a Steam re-release last year, it’s very likely we’ll see Azure Revolution here also.
According to Famitsu, Valkyria Chronicles Remaster will launch on February 10th 2016 in Japan, and will include a demo for Valkyria: Azure Revolution. As you would expect from a remaster, the game will come with updated visuals, as well as all the DLC. As for Valkyria: Azure Revolution, that will launch in Winter 2016.
Azure Revolution will be quite different to Chronicles, as battles will be more real time with orders set to button presses, instead instead of the turn based system of before. Interesting indeed!
“The concept of the battle system and the sensation of the battlefield are the same, but because it’s an RPG with simulation elements, you can experience the battlefield through a different perspective,” Director Takeshi Ozawatold Famitsu. “You get the feeling that you’re taking territory from a major power and expanding your scope. You’ll prepare at the base, go out to the field, achieve your objectives, and return to base. It’s similar to an RPG where you go into dungeons.”