Valkyria Chronicles 4 | Europan History in 5 Minutes
This is how you do historical fiction. I think some other games need to take notes on how you do historical fiction like this.
Need a refresher course on Europan history before heading into Valkyria Chronicles 4? Players can enjoy the game without any previous knowledge of the series, but thereâ€™s a rich bit of history to be uncovered for those interested. Join noted Europan Historian Douglas Welch as he dives deep into the history of the First and Second Europan wars in Valkyria Chronicles 4 | Europan History in 5 Minutes!
It is the year 1935 ECâ€¦
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 Empireâ€™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 operationâ€™s success, but they will have to endure harsh bone-chilling elements, waves of imperial soldiers, and the terrifying Valkyriaâ€¦ and unravel a grave truth that will shake them to the core.
- A Coming-of-Age Story in a Time of War â€“ Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes 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 warâ€“but will the bonds of Squad Eâ€™s friendships survive the frozen battlefield?
- The Next Generation â€œBLiTZâ€ Battle System â€“ The part overhead turn-based strategy, part RPG, and part real-time 3rd person shooter â€œBLiTZâ€ 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 â€œLast Standâ€ action before death, and more. Plus, fight the imperial threat with more units on larger-scale maps than ever before.
- CANVAS Aesthetics â€“ The seriesâ€™ 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 â€“ The illustrious Hitoshi Sakimoto, original composer of the Valkyria Chronicles series and countless other emotional epics, returns to provide a sweeping orchestral soundtrack for the game.
MrCoughing October 1st, 2018