Valkyria Chronicles 4 has a new gameplay trailer, one which shows off a bunch of new gameplay features.
This release of the new JRPG includes new class features, as well as the Entrust system for buffing injured allies within this release. The Grenadier class is one such addition, and as an explosives expert, expect it to blast enemies to pieces. This new class also has the ability to reduce incoming damage by redirecting enemy fire with it’s special ability. Players will also be able to request new support options, like aerial bombardment, over the course of a fight.
All in all, Valkyria Chronicles 4 looks like it’s getting lots of quality-of-life improvements for the international release.
And in case you need to learn more about the game, here’s a bunch of official bullet points:
- A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War – Valkyria Chronicles 4takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters. Players will take command of the eager, young Commander Claude Wallace, engineer/heavy weapons extraordinaire Riley Miller, hotheaded Darcsen Raz, ice-cold ace sniper Kai Schulen, and more. Together, they will experience the painful realities of war–but will the bonds of Squad E’s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
- The Next Generation “BLiTZ” Battle System – The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter “BLiTZ” battle system returns to the field. New features include an explosive new class called the Grenadier, numerous offensive/defensive battleship support options, chances for a unit to have a “Last Stand” action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
- CANVAS Aesthetics – The series’ signature hand-drawn visual style is back and overhauled for the newest generation. Inspired by watercolor compositions, the CANVAS Graphics Engine blends visual elements of reality and imagination to create an expressive world filled with colorful emotions. Watch the journey of Squad E unfold like an interactive painting!
- The Return of a Legendary Composer – The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral score for Valkyria Chronicles 4.
The game will be available on September 25th for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. You can view the latest trailer for the game down below.