Sega has spent the past week teasing a new Valkyria game, and the much anticipated reveal has finally come. It's Valkyria Chronicles 4!
Best news I've heard all year
Awesome news. Xbox One version incoming. Phil Spencer´s trips to Japan is paying off.
About damn time.
Lol...every opportunity to paint Phil like the God damn messiah You know he probably just went to Japan for a general holiday and decided to stop in at a few studios because he was there. I could believe that rather then him having long convos to get their games on the Xbox One.
So his trip made it come to PS4 and Switch? Shouldn't he be getting Xbox exclusives over there?
Pffft holiday? I feel you are deliberately under-estimating the legendary Phil Spencer! .... He went to Japan to cancel Scalebound.
or Sega wants to see if they can make money.... Could be a first to come to XB.....could be the last too.
It is paying off Valkyria Chronicles, Monster Hunter, Black Desert Online, Code Vein, Attack of the titans, Dragon Ball Z, Sword of Art Online Bullet, plus more. Anyone in denial is hating on Xbox One.
More JRPG greatness on Switch. I still need to get back to playing Valkryia Chronicles on Steam.
No PC? didn't Valkyria Chronicles sell really well on Steam? I remember hearing it did.
It sold way above expectations on Steam but most developers like to launch on consoles first and then release the Steam version several months later. I fully expect to see VC4 on Steam some months after the console editions.
this version of the story says PC.. https://www.dualshockers.co...
Should've been PC/Steam instead of Xbox One. Wrong move on Sega part.
@Obscure_Observer Why? I am getting the Switch version. I have the first game on Steam as well. So cry harder for what? Unlike you I rather have Sega and the developers make a profit than lose money on a version that won't even break 10k sold.
"But...but...Xbox has no new games." We been hearing that everyday here on N4G. Now, a new game (a japanese cult RPG classic sequel) as well, is coming for Xbox gamers, and the people here are mad...again. LoL I am getting the Switch version for portability and the X version for best console home version. Thank you Sega, I am buying two copies to support you for supporting all consoles . 👍🏼
“ But...but...Xbox has no new games." We been hearing that everyday here on N4G. Now, a new game (a japanese cult RPG classic sequel) as well, is coming for Xbox gamers, and the people here are mad...again. LoL “ The fact that you are rejoicing this much over a multiplat available on all systems pretty much reflects the level of desperation Xbox only gamers have reached. Bit on the sad side tbh.
How's a game like this going to develop a fan_base on Xbox if you never put the games on it? Saying it won't sell enough is not an excuse to skip gamers on other platforms that may be interested in the title. If this type of games are appearing regularly on Xbox I'm sure they'll contribute. . Every sale counts :) Besides, VC is not a big seller anyways. It can use all the help it can get.
Would make more sense, it'd sell a lot better on Steam than Xbox, I'm sure they'll release a PC version after the success of the first one.
I agree with wooly in the fact you can't know if you don't put it out there but Xbox owners tend to shun and downplay these games. . I've read terms like 'too Japanese' and 'Niche' used by the fanbase on way too many occasions over the years. If it wasn't coming to Xbox I doubt too many people would of battered an eyelid but look at the gloat by some talking about multiplat superiority already. Lol Last gen, Ms made a more concerted effort to bring more games like this to their platform. They even got a few exclusives. This gen it seems ms are just happy to be involved. It's a good franchise wooly. I hope enough Xbox people share your view. You have to start somewhere
ok...how do you know they are not making a PC version later?
It probably will seeing as azure did too.
also coming to PC according to another story
According to Steamspy it sold 959k, the PS3 version sold 1.27 Million in comparison.
They might be putting it on PC later on
switch just keeps on getting and getting
By 2019 I imagine just about every major Japanese release will be on Switch, on top of all the Japanese series that were previously on Vita and 3DS. It's going to be a great console for Japanese games. Hopefully they can keep up at least some support from Bethesda, Ubisoft and Rockstar as well.
The saga continues
So I've been saying, since shortly after the system's launch, that the Switch would probably grow to be a huge home for RPG lovers. Back then, people called me stupid, and a few people even specifically told me that the Switch would never get a game like Valkyria Chronicles. So tell me now, naysayers... How do you like your crow, raw, medium, or well-done?
Who told you that? I don't think anyone is surprised that Switch is getting Japanese games, not only are they relatively undemanding for console hardware in most cases, but they sell well on Nintendo consoles. Quit acting like a fanboy.
I love how you have to include the "undemanding" part. Like that is even relevant. Secret of Mana remake is not demanding, hell the Vita is getting it. But no Switch version announced at this time. So let's keep the power out of the equation and relate it more to interest or sales.
I'm going to go with what Neon said, and add that there are PLENTY of people who are surprised that the Switch is getting such a swell of support from third parties, of any sort of genre. There's nothing fanboyish about being happy that I was right. It might have been a bit immature of me to serve crow, but after all the BS I have to put up with around here from haters, sometimes even I need to vent. As for who told me that, in the interest of not starting a flame war, I'm not going to call out names. They know who they are. Let's leave it at that.
Let alone RPGs. 3DS has a lot of good RPGs so it's not that much of a wild guess that Switch would get similar support.
Now if only we could get Twisted Metal on the Switch cause we sure as hell ain't getting it on the ps4... and its a damn shame, too
Have to turn this news into a Nintendo think don’t you. “Eat this...and that, I’m always right” Not just “awesome to see Switch is getting it”
other people make that exact comment, and somehow they get more disagrees than agrees.
Oh, like you haven't done the exact same thing in the past on other multiplat articles. Don't even try that with me.
They like it well done like they like their steaks lol.
"A few people even specifically told you that the Switch would never get a game like Valkyria Chronicles". Sure they did lol
It doesn't matter if you believe me or not; I've been around enough forums to receive crazier claims than that, so that's nothing. There have been people that legitimately tried to convince me that Breath of the Wild would fail to get any more sales the moment the other big games of that time-frame released. Don't underestimate the lunacy of internet comment sections.XD
I want the Switch to succeed, because the more potential consumers for games like this, the more financially viable it is to make games like this. BUT, as a big fan of RPGs, the only Switch game of any interest to me is the future mainline Fire Emblem game. I already have a PS4, and these games are going to run better on PS4. So, unless they get more exclusives that I care about, I still don't have much of a reason to buy the system. At this point, I expect that I'll buy Fire Emblem, and borrow my brother's Switch to play it on.
@balance2theforce You're so full of *h**. Your whole comment is one big joke.
I'm always impressed how being the huge RPG fan that you are, that you have nothing but discontent for 99% of the RPG's out there.
@rainslacker: That's what happens when you don't like action games, and refuse to settle for shovelware. The industry in general is definitely improving, but the Switch just doesn't have the EXCLUSIVES that would pull me in.
I think it was pretty much a given it would be a JRPG haven. Heck, the Vita and 3DS have tons of JRPG's, and the switch is the next logical portable system to put them on. I think VC on portable is awesome. It's awesome on consoles too, but the mission structure works well in the portable market.
Awesome news. Now the toughest question, do you get it on its home system Playstation or go Switch and take it on the go? No matter what it's going to be a great game.
if i was to buy it i would buy it on the OneX over my ps4 if i was buying it on a home console. It will definitely be the Best Console Version og the game.
But the PS4 is still more powerful than the xbone... We're not talking about the upgraded consoles... Something still tells me the Xbox ain't gonna run it smoothly... Just like with Sonic forces... Pro still ran it better even though xbonex had higher resolution...
I still hope they capitalize on any hype by releasing a remaster of the 2nd and 3rd game. Probably a lot of people that never played them.
I would like that as well but luckily those aren't important to play this one.
This is what the last game should have been.
It seems Japanese developers are going to use Switch as a starting point for multiplatform development. Can't blame them since PS4 alone can't sustain them.
Tephees is totally right. Going forward, the Switch will most likely be the starting point for most games. Which will the n very ported to PS4
Japanese games that is
@EddieNX That would be very idiotic for any JP developer to do.
Are you high? since when did devs create games first on the weakest console?? your saying multiplatform, so where is witcher 3? where is resident evil 7? MGSV? Fallout 4? FFXV?. not sure if your joking or hilarious, if its about third party games, switch is on the bottom
I'm not high. They want money. Switch selling better means that games will start on Switch because that is where the money is in Japan. Also funny how you say Switch is on the bottom. If that is true where are all the NISA and Koei games on XBOne this year? They were on Switch so it clearly isn't getting scrapings here.
The PS2 was the weakest console of its era. The 360 was arguably weaker than the PS3, but the PS3 was difficult to work with. The DS and 3DS were both weaker than the PSP and Vita, so any games shared between them were made with the weaker handheld in mind.
Well they did for NES,PS1,PS2. That said it's not the case this gen.
Switch will become the new baseline replacing PSVITA for so many middle tier japanese game. you do know that many Japanese game used PSVITA as baseline and then porting it to PS4 just look at majority of japanese game mostly Vita game with PS4 as port, sooner or later Japanese developer will look for another handheld to replace PSVita since it's near the end of it's life and since Sony unlikely to release another Handheldr some of dev will jump to switch. that's why you see some japanese title that never launch on nintendo hardware before has announced for switch.
this is Japan. Remember that games like Splatoon 2 sold more than any of those games you listed.
PS2 says hello.
I guess that's why it's coming out in Japan on march 21 for the PS4 and the switch sometime in the summer... they need time to harness all that switch power. Love that Nintendo fans are claiming switch victory with a port months after launch...
Its late to the party because of timing. They just don't see it worth delaying the PS4 game a few months. The implication right now is that both 3DS and Vita owners have chosen Switch as their primary system to migrate to. And Vita (contrary to what happened elsewhere) had a rather large cult following and often sold more then PS4. Now the facts have made themselves clearer yes I think developers will respond by using Switch as a base to make development easier. They were just waiting to see how things would go first.
The Switch is not selling better than the PS4, moron.