An updated Valkyria Chronicles will launch in North America and Europe this spring on PlayStation 4, Sega announced on Monday.
Developed and published by Sega, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is a high-definition remaster of Valkyria Chronicles, first released on the PlayStation 3 in November 2008 for North America.
The PS4 edition will release as a retail version and digital download from the PlayStation Store for $29.99/$44.99 CAD. The game will feature improved visuals and gameplay updated to 1080p and 60 frames-per-second. It will also include Trophies, unlike the PS3 version.
An official launch date for the western territories wasn’t announced. The Remastered version had already been announced to release in Japan on Feb. 10.
The Remastered edition also includes all downloadable content released for the game. The package will include Hard EX Mode, two side story campaigns called “Selvaria’s Mission: Behind Her Blue Flame”and “Edy’s Mission: Enter the Edy Detachment,” and “Challenge of the Edy Detachment,” which features six challenge missions.
There will also be a limited edition, first print run of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered that includes a “Squad 7 Armored Case” for the game featuring characters from that group on the cover. Pre-ordering the game at various retailers also gets access to this steelbook case.
Valkyria Chronicles is a tactical role-playing game with watercolor painted-styled visuals made with the CANVAS graphical engine. The gameplay combines tactical RPG elements with third-person shooting using the “BLiTZ” turn-based battle system. The game’s story is set in a fictional Europe called Europa in 1935 during the Second European War. Two sides, the Empire and the Federation, are fighting a world war over control of the Ragnite mineral resource. In the game players control a militia called Squad 7 that lives in the Principality of Gallia, a neutral country rich with Ragnite that’s under invasion by the Empire.
Sega first announced the PS4 remastered port last November. The fourth game in the franchise, Valkyria of the Blue Revolution, is also currently in development by Media Vision for the PS4 in Japan later this year. A western release hasn’t been confirmed. Media Vision is a Japanese studio that developed the Wild Arms franchise, the Japan-exclusive Valkyria Chronicles III (2011) on PSP and the upcoming Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth on PS4 and PlayStation Vita.
Valkyria Chronicles also released for the PC in November 2014.
Watch the announcement trailer: