PS4, Vita, Xbox One
Dev Media Vision Pub Deep Silver ( EU), Sega (JP, US) Format PS4, Vita, Xbox One Origin Japan Release Out now (JP), June ( EU, US)
Valkyria Chronicles may now be considered a classic, but Sega has never quite managed to produce a follow-up worthy of the name. Set a century before events of the original game, Revolution seems unlikely to reverse that trend: the reception to its Japanese launch could generously be described as lukewarm. Combat is now a hybrid of Active Time Battles and Musou- style action, while the first game’s hand-sketched aesthetic has been replaced by a painterly look that seems compromised by its cross-platform development. Perhaps not the comeback we hoped for, then, but hey – at least we’re getting this one.