We have some sad news for you PC playing fans of SEGA’s tactical RPG series Valkyria Chronicles. While a demo of Valkyria Chronicles 4 has indeed launched for consoles, SEGA has confirmed that a Steam version is certainly not in the cards.
It’s a shame, as Valkyria Chronicles 4 marks a return for the series’ numbered sequels to non-handheld machines. While the original game launched on the PlayStation 3 back in 2008, its sequels, Valkyria Chronicles II and III, both released on the PlayStation Portable (PSP). Yes, I suppose you could count the spin-off Valkyria Revolution as a console game since it came out not only for the Vita but for PlayStation 4 as well, but we’re not. And we won’t.
Such a tease
SEGA sure is tugging at some heartstrings with this announcement. Not long ago, we covered the news that Valkyria Chronicles 4 may not even come out for the PC. Now that we know it will indeed deploy on our platform of choice, the revelation that others will be able to enjoy the game starting today is a bummer. Especially since SEGA did confirm that the demo takes place early in the game, and progress made will roll over when you play the official release.
“Experience the series’ signature watercolor aesthetic as presented by the CANVAS Engine and get a feel for the innovative tactical BLiTZ system before the full game launches on September 25. Play through the prologue and first two chapters of the game, as well as an exclusive bonus mission created for the demo. Demo save data, including items obtained, class levels, earned experience, and currency total will transfer over to the full game, so you can pick up right where you left off. Additionally, importing save data from the demo will net you an exclusive accessory for use in the full game.”
Oh, and you will receive an “exclusive accessory” for participating in the demo. Thanks. I hope it’s a wet dishcloth or something.
Valkyria Chronicles 4 will release on Steam on September 25.
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