The original Valkyria Chronicles launched on the PlayStation 3 all the way back in 2008. The gorgeous strategy title was met with high review scores and birthed an incredibly loyal worldwide fanbase, but SEGA decided against building upon what it had, instead opting to release sequels Valkyria Chronicles II and Valkyria Chronicles III on the PlayStation Portable. Both successors were good games, but for years, many felt that the series deserved bigger and better.

Last year, the publisher returned the property to its home console roots, launching Valkyria Chronicles Remastered on the PlayStation 4. It was a fine port that made us realise just how much we wanted a proper sequel, but then SEGA went and pooped out Valkyria Revolution -- a mess of an action role-playing game that did little but stain the series' otherwise very respectable track record.

Thankfully, it appears as though SEGA has finally seen the light, as it's officially announced Valkyria Chronicles 4 for Sony's current-gen console. And yes, it sounds like it's going to be a traditional Valkyria Chronicles title, complete with strategic battles and deep character-based storylines.

The press release reads: "Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in the same timeframe as the original Valkyria Chronicles, but focuses on a whole new cast of main characters." In other words, we'll be seeing the war from a different perspective. There's also mention of bigger battlefields, a new grenadier class, and battleship support.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 will be landing on our shores at some point in 2018. It's due out in Japan on the 21st March, so we're probably looking at summer or autumn here in the West. Either way, consider us suitably hyped.

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