In this month’s edition, Famitsu has unveiled a new character set to appear in the next entry in the Valkyria Chronicles saga, Valkyria Azure Revolution. In its article Famitsu describes the battle system to be included with the Valkyria: Azure Revolution’s demo which is bundled with first-print copies of Valkyria Chronicles Remaster. The magazine concludes revealing Yasunori Mitsuda and Sarah Álainn on vocals will produce music for the game. The only song identified so far is “song of death” which is the one showcased in the last teaser trailer (which you can watch at the bottom of the post). Additionally, Sarah Álainn has tweeted she’s back into the Valkyria saga vocals, which confirms the Famitsu information.
— Sarah Àlainn サラ・オレイン (@SarahAlainn) January 19, 2016
There is also the following information translated via Gematsu:
He was born in Empire territory, but was selected as a military officer by Emperor Claudius and became a young soldier. Ragnite was placed inside his body as a human experiment, so he is able to use Magic Arts of overwhelming power and is thus a Magic Arts soldier.
Battle Demo Ver. 1.0
Weekly Famitsu has details on the LeGION battle system of the “Battle Demo Ver. 1.0” of Valkyria: Azure Revolution included with first-print copies of Valkyria Chronicles Remaster.
1. Mission Start – There are two playable missions in the demo: “Morda Practice Fight” and “Morda Suppression Fight.”
2. Battlefield Movement and Long-Distance Attacks – Players control characters through direct movement. You can fire at enemy symbols and use sub-weapons for long distance attacks. During movement, you can press the Circle button to hide behind nearby sandbags and cover. You can fire with R1, or use your sub-weapon for a long-distance attack with L1 and Square. If your attack is successful, you’ll be in a better state when you get to close combat.
3. Close Combat – In close combat, you’ll attack enemies through four buttons assigned to your weapons and Magic Arts. During battle, the reactions of allies and enemies change based on specific situations and have a big influence on the battle’s development. If you surprise an enemy with a long-distance attack, or something along those lines, their reactions could change, giving you an advantage.
If a party member’s HP reaches zero in battle, he or she will be in a near-death state, and a countdown timer to death will begin. You’ll need to get to your ally and heal them before their countdown timer reaches zero for them to survive. Otherwise they’ll die. You can’t revive an ally who’s died.
The background music will seamlessly change between fields and battle.
The demo might be available day and date with the release of Valkyria Chronicles Remaster on February 10.
Valkyria: Azure Revolution will be released in winter 2016 for the PS4, to add more pain to the western fans scars, SEGA has announced the game will be localized in Chinese. We previously reported the first entry’s remaster for the PS4 (which is basically our PC version) will be out on February 10th, 2016 in Japan, this version will contain the Valkyria: Azure Revolution demo as a bonus. If you wish to know more about Valkyria: Azure Revolution you can check the revealed information so far over here.[via Famitsu]