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Sega has announced that their World War II themed JRPG, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, will be made available for the PlayStation 4 starting this spring for $29.99. The game will feature all of the previously released DLC that was on the PS3 version, included in the package at no extra cost.

IGN is reporting that the remastered PS4 version of Valkyria Chronicles will also be available for pre-order and that if you get the physical limited edition, it will come with a special armored case.

Some of the DLC included in the game will be the Hard EX Mode, Edy's Mission, Selvaria's Mission, and the Challenge of Edy Detachment.

This remastered version on the PS4 follows closely behind a re-release of Valkyria Chronicles on PC back in 2014.

It's weird that Sega has decided now to re-release Valkyria Chronicles for the PlayStation 4. It's not quite a decade old so a 10 year anniversary seems a bit premature, but it's not a spring chicken either, so it's not like The Last of Us is getting an HD makeover. Then again, Sega is trying their hand at Valkyria: Azure Revolution for the PS4, which is due out later this year. So the HD remaster of the first game on the PS4 would segue into the release of the new game and give PS4 owners a little bit of a primer on how the gameplay works. However, the story, characters and actual combat mechanics have changed in significant ways for Azure Revolution.

The game now has an active time battle system and the lead characters are dealing with a completely different scenario from what was featured in the original. This is in addition to the new perma-death feature for teammates, where if a teammate dies on the battlefield, they won't be able to return to battle anymore. Essentially, players will have to exercise caution when engaging enemies.

In fact, there's really no correlation between the original and the newest title other than being in the same series. So it's not like there's any chronological or story related material gamers can glean from the remastered version of the original to help in understanding Azure Revolution.

Even still, Sega is taking the opportunity to help bridge the series from the PS3 era and into the laps of newcomers of the PS4 who missed out on the series during seventh gen. That's not to mention that the original wasn't the biggest seller around, so they have an opportunity to capture an all new market this time around. They also plan on including a playable demo of the upcoming Azure Revolution in the remastered game's package so that they can gauge feedback and make some modifications previous to the release of the new game.

Azure Revolution is set to be released at the end of 2016 exclusively for the PS4. The game will feature a classical soundtrack from Yasunori Mitsuda and it already stands out quite a bit from the little that they've teased. You can look for the HD remaster of Valkyria Chronicles to launch in Japan on the PS4 starting February 10, and this upcoming spring in North America.
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