This is major news for series fans on just about all fronts.
The next awaited entry in the Valkyria series, Valkyria Revolution, will be coming over to the west after all- Sega today announced that the game will launch in Q2 2017 in the west, with Deep Silver handling publishing duties for Europe.
This news is significant because, given that Valkyria Chronicles 3 wasn’t ever localized, and fans of the series can never quite be sure that they will get the games released over here. The news is also significant, because the game, originally announced as a PS4 exclusive, before a Vita SKU was thrown into the mix in Japan, will now also be coming over to Xbox One in the west, ending any notions of exclusivity for the title once and for all- it will be interesting to see how many professed fans of the series were interested in the title only because of its exclusivity status. At the same time, it will also be interesting to see how well such an unabashedly Japanese game will manage to do on Xbox One.
Valkyria Revolution will release in Japan on PS4 and PS Vita on January 19, 2017. The game, which ditches the old turn based gameplay mechanics, promises to completely overhaul the franchise, so it will be interesting to see how well it goes down with fans.