Valkyria Revo­lu­tion

PS4, Vita, Xbox One

EDGE - - GAMES -

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.

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