Valkyria Chronicles Goes Mobile in Nintendo Switch Launch Trailer

Valkyria Chronicles has launched on the Nintendo Switch. Grab this beautifully crafted tactical RPG on the Nintendo eShop for $19.99, and start commanding legendary Squad 7 to victory on the go or at home.

For those that already own the eShop version of the fourth game in the series, Valkyria Chronicles 4 —  prepare to salute with joy as you’ll automatically receive a $5.00 discount during checkout for Valkyria Chronicles. Make haste, though, as this nice discount will run from the game’s launch today through December 17.

If you’re wondering if this is just one of those lackluster ports, fear not —  all DLC from the original release of Valkyria Chronicles is included in the Switch version. The game has aged remarkably well, so all players are bound to have a fun time with this remastered classic.

Valkyria Chronicles is set during the Second Europan War, which is actually the same conflict featured in Valkyria Chronicles 4. The story revolves around Lieutenant Welkin Gunther, a strategic tank commander in charge of leading the eccentric Squad 7, who fights to repel the invasion of the East Europan Imperial Alliance.

The game’s combat system (BLiTZ Combat) adds an innovative twist to the turn-based strategy formula by allowing players to take direct control of individual units and move them around on the map in the third person. Valkyria Chronicles isn’t a sight for sore eyes either — the watercolor art style is stunning.

Watch the launch trailer below to take a quick trip to the continent of Europa:

Author’s Take: Valkyria Chronicles is one of those games that hold a very special place in my heart as I spent hours trying to get S-Ranks for all of the missions. So happy that Nintendo Switch owners get to play this gem. 

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Brad Crespo

Editor-in-Chief - On a quest to play as many new games as possible while trying to finish an endless backlog.