Yesterday, on the second day of the SEGA Fes in Japan, SEGA made a couple of announcements regarding the Valkyria Chronicles series on Nintendo Switch, with some bad and good news.
Let’s start with the bad news: the Nintendo Switch version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 has been delayed to this Fall in Japan. It was originally slated for a Summer release, several months after the PlayStation 4 version (released last month), but Japanese players will have to wait a bit longer before being able to play the game on a handheld device (natively).
Right now, it’s not clear whether the western release of the game is impacted by this delay in Japan. The game is supposed to be released this Fall in Europe and North America, but we don’t have an actual release date yet.
Now, on to the good news: the original Valkyria Chronicles is coming to the Nintendo Switch! SEGA has announced that a port of the remaster would be released this Fall in Japan. It will be available exclusively via the Nintendo eShop, and will cost 1 990 Yen (+ taxes).
And as an early purchase bonus, players who get Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Nintendo Switch will get a discount coupon that will let them buy Valkyria Chronicles for only 500 Yen (+ taxes), so basically 1 500 Yen off.
In Japan, the Nintendo Switch version of Valkyria Chronicles 4 will cost 7 490 Yen (+ taxes), which is exactly 500 Yen cheaper than the PlayStation 4 version (7 990 Yen + taxes). With the early purchase bonus, players will be able to get two games for the price of one!
Unfortunately, we don’t know if there will be a similar offer in Europe and North America yet, though it’s likely Valkyria Chronicles will also be released in those regions (though nothing has been announced yet).
Finally, here’s some screenshots for the original Valkyria Chronicles on Nintendo Switch:
Valkyria Chronicles 4 (Switch) comes out this Fall worldwide, and Valkyria Chronicles (Switch – eShop) come out this Fall in Japan. The Upcoming Games page has been updated!