SEGA and Atlus recently announced that the RPG title Valkyria: Azure Revolution is getting localized for the PS4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One for 2017! The official press release states that the localized name for the title is Valkyria Revolution and that the game will feature both English and Japanese voice acting. In addition, when asked on Twitter about a possible retail version for the PS Vita version of the game, John (SEGA/Atlus PR Manager) stated that while it isn’t in the works, a chance is possible for that happening.
— John Hardin (@JohnLHardin) December 14, 2016
Interestingly, the game is releasing on Xbox One despite there being no version of the game for Japan. Other news that released is that Deep Sliver is publishing the game for Europe.
And to clear up the usual questions:
Yes, it's coming to Europe, via Deep Silver
PS4 and XB1 will be physical
— John Hardin (@JohnLHardin) December 14, 2016
If you want to see the full press release, you can read it below. It is wonderful to see this title finally get announced for western release and you can expect 3WIREL to report on any future developments on this title.
SEGA/Atlus Press Release
Though We’re Dropping “Azure” From the Title, We’re Picking Up an Xbox One Version!
Member Valkyria Chronicles? Welkin and Alicia and the Edelweiss? Well, think of them fondly for the next few seconds, I’ll wait. Done?
Ok, now forget everything you knew about Valkyria Chronicles because it’s time for a revolution!
Valkyria Revolution, that is. If you’ve been following this title out of Japan, you’ll notice that it was previously translated as Valkyria Azure Revolution. Though the Japanese title is still the same, we’re dropping the “Azure” from the western release. Why? Two reasons:
1) The way the first Valkyria title was localized had a really nice ring to it: Senjou no Varukyuria (lit. Valkryia of the Battlefield) became Valkyria Chronicles. When faced with Aoki Kakumei no Varukyuria (lit. Valkyria of the Blue Revolution), a literal translation was unwieldy, and difficult from a graphic design standpoint as well, and adding in extra punctuation (e.g. Valkyria: Azure Revolution) didn’t help either. So we stuck to a similar cadence of the first Valkyria title and went with a two-word title.
2) Given how vastly different the two games are (Revolution drops the turn-based gameplay, takes place in a different time period, different world, different almost everything), the new name helps to ensure the two titles stood equal but apart from each other.
So, we dropped the “Azure” from the title, and voila! (It definitely had NOTHING to do with it sounding like I sneezed every time I try to say “azure”).
But here we are, staring down the barrel of a new Valkyria game, launching in Q2 of next year! Let’s get some details out of the way, shall we?
Rise Up! Discover the Violent History and Painful Truth of the Liberation War in Valkyria Revolution
Previously Known as “Valkyria: Azure Revolution, The Game Will Come to the West for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One
Irvine, Calif – Dec. 13, 2016 – The Valkyria, the embodiment of death is returning to the battlefield in Valkyria Revolution and players will have to do – and sacrifice – whatever is necessary to seek out their vengeance. Previously reported as “Valkyria: Azure Revolution,” the newly titled Valkyria Revolution will release in the west both physically and digitally for the PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™, and as a digital-only title for the PlayStation®Vita. Valkyria Revolution is also in a sense a revolution from the traditional Valkyria Chronicles universe, as it’s set in an alternate timeline based on the European industrialization era and eschews the traditional turn-based strategy gameplay for a new hybrid of real-time combat and tactical strategy across battlefields. Valkyria Revolution will be available in Q2 of 2017.
All it takes is a single spark to start the inferno of war, and in the story of Valkyria Revolution, players will experience that firsthand. Five lifelong friends consumed by personal revenge plunge an entire continent into a terrible war, sacrificing the lives of countless innocents for a cause based on twisted half-truths and outright lies. This “Circle of Five” use their combined influence in their political and military positions to motivate their small, economically blockaded homeland to rise up and become a powerful resistance against its imperialist oppressors. Will the Circle of Five be remembered as heroic liberators, or will their selfish motives expose them as traitorous conspirators who sacrificed untold lives just to carry out a personal vendetta? Players will watch this history unfold in Valkyria Revolution and find out the truth behind the events…
Valkyria Revolution Features: