Valkyria Chronicles 4
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|Valkyria Chronicles 4|
|System(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Steam|
|Developer: Sega CS3|
|Official in-game languages: |
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On 6 November 2019, the Steam version was updated to include all DLC for free, and was renamed Valkyria Chronicles 4 Complete Edition.
- 1 Story
- 2 Gameplay
- 3 Achievements
- 4 Versions
- 5 Downloadable content
- 6 Magazine articles
- 7 Promotional material
- 8 Artwork
- 9 Physical scans
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Valkyria Chronicles 4 takes place in 1935 during the opening phases of the Second Europan War. Players take control of Lieutenant Claude Wallace, commander of the Squad E, an army unit of Kingdom of Edinburgh, an Atlantic Federation member state, which consists of many Gallian nationals who volunteered to fight against Eastern Europan Empire under Federation banner, out of protest for their homeland's passive reaction against Imperial aggressions in the past.
Squad E takes part in "Operation Northern Cross" a military operation devised by Federation to quickly advance to the Imperial capital of Schwarzgard and end the war as quickly as possible. However, insufficient preparations, underestimating the Imperial soldiers' resolve, overly optimistic predictions and flawed strategy and supply predictions results in a dismal failure with many Federation units are eventually surrounded and destroyed, with some luckier ones are forced to fight their way out.
After a long and ardous evacuation, Squad E randezvouses with Federation warship Centurion and becomes part of the "Operation Cygnus", a secret mission to end the war.
Over the course of the story, Claude and Squad E will be forced to fight against not only well-trained and motivated Imperial troops but also experimental weapons of the Empire's secretive "Imperial Science Board" and deal with a possible traitor in their midst.
Main antagonists of the story are Heinrich Belgar, a pragmatic and callous Imperial researcher, Lt.Col. Klaus Waltz, crude yet likeable commander of the elite Imperial tank battalion Ausburch, Crymaria Levin, an extremely powerful yet emotionally unstable Valkyria, Nikola and Chiara, sadistic enhanced soldiers of Belgar and Ferseti, a cold and mysterious Imperial strategist who seems to have a connection with Squad E.
Gameplay of Valkyria Chronicles 4 is little different from the first game in the series. As a part of the Atlantic Federation military unit, players must complete various objective in a level (mostly taking control of an enemy position) to progress through the game. Similar to the other games in the series, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is hybrid real-time and turn-based tactics game.
In addition to the various different unit classes, players can issue special "orders" to give temporary bonuses to the units.
As a new feature, players can request support from Federation warship "Centurion", such as fire support, recon assistance or rescuing destroyed vehicles or incapacitated allied units.
Scouts has the largest movement range and equipped with semi-automatic rifles. They are generally used to recon the battlefield and if possible capture camps. Their rifles will most likely score a kill if they go for headshots. When reached Elite status, Scout can use underbarrel rifle grenade launchers which will allow them to fire their grenades with a higher parabolic arc and with a longer range. Unfortunately, their usefullness in actual combat is limited.
+ Highest movement range of any class
+ Semi-Automatic Rifles are balanced and has good range and effectiveness
+ Carries a single grenade
+ Elite status allows use of grenade launchers
+ Good at interception fire and counter-attack
- Average combat stats
- Average health and armor
Close combat specialists, Shock Troopers are equipped with submachineguns and heavier armor. They have average amount of movement points and withstand good amount of damage. Elite status allows use of underbarrel flamethrowers, which can hit multiple enemies from short range. They carry single grenade (even though their character model shows two). Their weakness is their very limited range for their main weapon.
+ Second Highest Health and Armor
+ Submachineguns will most likely score a kill at close range, especially if going for headshots
+ Elite status allows use of flamethrowers
- Avergage movement range
- Useless at medium and long ranges
Lancers are anti-tank and demolition troops. They carry rocket launchers that will cause heavy damage to vehicles and static emplacements. They have the highest health and armor of all classes but have very limited anti-infantry power and carry no grenades. They are have lowest movement range, a disadvantage shared by Snipers and Grenadiers. Elite status allows them to use Mortar Lances but unlike scouts' and shock troopers' secondary weapons, these lances are not switchable. You must manually pick them before battle, basicly trading anti-armor power for anti-infantry, which limits their versatility.
+ Highest Health and Armor
+ Rocket Launchers can damage and kill enemy vehicles
+ Elite status allows equipping Mortar-Lances
+ Take very limited damage from explosive projectiles and resist knockdown effects
- Lowest movement range
- Mortar Lances cannot be switched during the battle
- Limited versatility, either go for anti-tank or anti-infantry role
- Limited ammunation for the main weapon
- No grenades
- No interception fire or counter-attack
Engineers who act as medics and sappers, bring invaluable support abilities to the field. Their most imporatn ability is to provide ammo to other troops simply by touching them. They are the only class that can repair friendly vehicles. Their Revival Ragnaid's can recover a great deal of health and revive downed characters quickly, unlike regular ones used by other troops. They can repair sandbags, ladders and remove mines as free actions. Trade-off is that they have limited use in actual combat, which is not that of a big deal, considering that they are support personnel. They are equipped with semi-automatic rifles and can somewhat protect themselves in combat.
+ Can provide ammunation to other units by touching them
+ Can repair vehicles (Elite status repairs even more damage)
+ Can recover more health than regular troops, and revive incapacitated troops without the need of medical evacuation
+ Can remove mines as free action
+ Can repair sandbags and ladders
+ Carry three hand grenades
+ Second highest movement range after Scouts
- Poor health and armor
- Poor combat stats
Snipers are equipped with long range, accurate bolt-action rifles and have zooming ability to eliminate enemy troops from extreme range with head shots. They have little more use in the battlefield. They have lowest amount of movement range, health and armor. They must not be used for close combat under any circumstance. Elite status allow them to use interception fire and counter-attack.
+ Sniper Rifles have very long range and zoom function
- Very low health and armor
- No grenades
- Lowest movement range
- Limited ammunation for the main weapon
- No inteception fire or counter attack until elite status. (And even then it is slow and inaccurate)
A new class to the series, Grenadiers carry mortar to fire heavy shells from a long parabolic arc and hit enemies behind the obstacles. They can be equipped with anti-personnel, anti-armor or balanced mortars. They can set-up or pack mortars anytime as long as they did not spend their action but setting-up takes a bit of time, making them easy targets for interception fire. Their large shells can hit multiple targets at the same time and destory emplacements.
+ Mortars can hit targets behind obstacles and cause significant damage
+ Can use powerful but inaccurate interception fire
- Limited ammunation for the main weapon
- No counter-attack
- Lowest movement range
- Setting up weapon takes time
- No close combat capabilities
Main Battle Tank used by Claude, Hafen is a powerful tank that can be upgraded further with researching new parts and upgrades. It can fire anti-armor rounds or short range mortar shells and engage enemy troops with machineguns. Additional research can also unlock smoke rounds to provide cover. Hafen is just like other tanks in the game: Powerful but somewhat slow and vulnerable to anti-tank weapons. It can be killed with a single shot if enemy lancers hit its weak point. Hafen cannot counter-attack but use inteception fire with machineguns.
+ Versatile weapons for most situations
+ Smoke rounds can be researched
+ Considerable firepower
+ High armor and Health
+ Decals can provide passive bonuses
+ Can run over destructible obstacles such as snow or sandbags
- Large size prevents it from entering tight spaces
- Can be destroyed with concentrated anti-tank fire
- Weakpoint must be protected at all times
- Cannot counter-attack, just like other tanks
Another new addition to the series, Cactus is an Armored Personnel Carrier that can carry infantry across the battlefield. It practically acts as a mobile camp for soldiers it carries. While its armor is strong against small-arms, anti-tank rounds can cause significant damage to the vehicle. Cactus is only armed with a machinegun and can provide interception fire. Additional research can increase amount of troops to be carried.
+ Can carry infantry
+ Very long movement range
+ Can run over sandbags or snowfields
+ Can be used as an mobile camp
- No anti-armor capabilities
- Weak against anti-armor weapons
Glory is a light tank similar to the Shamrock in VC1. Glory has higher movement points but lower armor and health. It's one advantage is ability to be equipped with different weapons such as cannon, gatling gun or a flamethrower. It still has a machinegun for anti-infantry and interception fire.
+ Faster than Hafen
+ Can be equipped with one of the three different main weapons before the battle
- Shares the same weaknesses with all vehicles
- Main article: Valkyria Chronicles 4/Achievements.
|Language||Localised Name||English Translation|
|English||Valkyria Chronicles 4||Valkyria Chronicles 4|
|English (US)||Valkyria Chronicles 4||Valkyria Chronicles 4|
|Japanese||Senjou no Valkyria 4 (戦場のヴァルキュリア４)|
|Korean||전장의 발큐리아 4|
|Chinese (Traditional; Taiwan)||戰場女武神4|
- Main article: Valkyria Chronicles 4/Changelog.
- Main article: Valkyria Chronicles 4/Downloadable content.
- Main article: Valkyria Chronicles 4/Magazine articles.
PlayStation 4 version
|PlayStation 4, JP (Memorial Pack)|
|PlayStation 4, KR|
Xbox One version
|Xbox One, ES (Launch Edition)|
|Xbox One, IT (Launch Edition)|
Nintendo Switch version
|Switch, EX† (Launch Edition)|
|Switch, EX† (Premium Edition)|
- Official website (English)
- Official website (Japanese)
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 on PlayStation.com: JP, US, KR
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 on PlayStation Store: JP, JP (Trial), US, US (Demo), UK, UK (Demo), AU, AU (Demo), KR, KR (Trial), TW, TW (Trial)
- Nintendo catalogue pages: JP, US, UK, AU, AU (digital), KR, HK
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Xbox Store: US, UK, AU
- Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Steam
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