The critically acclaimed Valkyria Chronicles is now available on PC in 1080p True HD, including all previously released DLC!
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Release Date: Nov 11, 2014

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The critically acclaimed RPG Valkyria Chronicles invades PC in 1080p True HD!
All previously released DLC included

Set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of the 1930s, Valkyria Chronicles depicts Europa, divided and ruled by two super powers: the Empire and the Federation. The Empire has set its sights on invading the principality Gallia, which shares its borders with the two superpowers, in an attempt to secure an invaluable natural resource, Ragnite. Within this struggle a hero named Welkin, and his fellow soldiers of the Gallian Militia, ‘Squad 7’ are fighting back against the invasion and the Empire’s attempts to unify the continent under its power.

During the ensuing war, Squad 7 discovers that the Empire possesses a secret weapon, known as the “Valkyrur” – an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends. With this new discovery, the fate of Gallia’s ability to defeat the Empire and save the lives of the Gallian citizens…

  • “CANVAS” graphics engine: A unique engine that produces breath taking images that look like watercolour paintings in motion.
  • “BLiTZ” tactical battle system: Experience strategic maneuvering of units combined with conventional RPG gameplay, all layered on top of the moment to moment action afforded by real-time controls as players command each squad member and tank in battle.
  • Epic storyline: Players will immerse themselves in the epic struggle for freedom, as the fate of the world lies in the hands of Welkin and the members of the 7th platoon.
  • Customisation: Over 100 customisable characters allow players to create a variety of platoons to suit each battle’s needs.
  • Beautifully rendered battlefields: Players explore 30 different environments, using unique terrain features to gain advantages in battle.

Additionally this brand new PC digital version comes bundled with all previously released DLC, including:

  • Hard EX Mode (harder versions of skirmish missions in the main game)
  • Edy’s Mission “Enter the Edy Detachment” (a side story campaign)
  • Selvaria’s Mission “Behind Her Blue Flame” (a side story campaign)
  • Challenge of the Edy Detachment (six challenge missions)

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.0GHz (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 (or equivalent)
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Duo @ 2.8GHz (or equivalent)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280 (or equivalent)
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
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THEFIRESTARTER73
( 9.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
if you dont mind the childish characters and dialogue there is a neat strategy game tucked inbetween the mediocre story
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the_sandwich
( 68.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 29
All u need to know about this game:
+Second world war theme
+Great character development
+Good graphics
+Story made me cry cause its to good
+Very smart combat system
+You get to chose the right characters to deploy depending on the maps surrounding and nature
+Your tank is awesome

-tank controls is a bit weird at hard to use in the begining but you get the hang of it =)

Also my tip when you buy this game is to have time to play it, every battle takes at least 30-40 min (after u get your hole squad)
Other than that its a great game and if you haven´t played it you should do it right now.
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蔡裕兴
( 38.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
This is The hardest JRPG SRPG I EVER PLAY
Why i said this. there are the reason why but first i might list out prow and cons about this game

PRO
1) nice water color art even though this game is 8 years old
2) Nice story and it's like im reading a story book

CON
1) game lock at 30 fps
2) max ressolution is 1080p
3) enemy are imbalance,they can pawn you in early game
4) Selvaria more like a final boss on chapter 7 and 14 than maxximillian
5) you need to calculate your move correctly in order to clear this game. you cannot take this game light hearted
6) A lOT of mechanism in this game will kill you and you have to retry a dozen time.
7) Gameplay are so dull and Slow, it's like playing Tokyo Twilight Ghost Hunter on ps vita.
8) Final boss suck, you can clear the game in one turn.
9) You need to always View your squard traits in order to know which campaing is right for them.
10) Isara's Death
11) Chapter 7 is a hard clear due to sylvaria's valkyrie blood active. i try like 10 times and it's freaking long.

and here are my conclusion for this game. i really love the story every moment until the end but the ending of this game really is not too satisfy for me. But hey At least alicia and welkins are together now and with a daughter name ISARA.
not to con fuse with the isara that passed away on chapter 11. Should i recommend this game, umm if you are really a JRPG/SRPG fan off course.....but i recommend get this game on sale if you can. It's also rereleased on ps4 not long ago too but i recommend get it on pc though, you get the same experience you get on ps4 and cheaper too...unless you want the artbook that came with ps4 game for europe version. Anyway you can search the youtube about this game b4 you buy it. for me is a nice game to own that needs brainstorming to cleared the game.

i would recommend the game although cons really outdue the pros.
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Steven
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Controls are just not adapted for the PC. Difficult to use, makes it difficult to play or enjoy
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Oksyx
( 58.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
One of the top 5 most enjoyable single-player games I have ever tried. If you wonder if you should buy it, BUY IT
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Instrument
( 10.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
GOOD GAME!
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Raidy
( 86.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Product received for free
I recieved this as a gift. As a fan of strategy games and hungering for some turn based strategy as of late I added this to my wishlist. I just beat it today after almost doing nothing but playing this game for a week or so. overally it's a 9/10, personally it's a perfect 10/10 to me. The only problem I have is some of the characters don't quite develop naturally in a way with the story but that's to be expected of anything anime related. If you like strategy - buy this game, if you like wartime anime - buy this game. The story is like an alternate earth / alternate history fantasy setting and is very moving emotionally at points. Reading about the quirkyness of the squad members not shown in cutscenes is great to and adds a believable, real element to the world of Europa. With lots of unlocks a natural progression of weapons development in-game and a 'clear save' after you beat it this is well-worth the money. (even though I was lucky enough to get it as a gift >w<)

I hope you enjoy this game and give it a favorable review.
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Fox™
( 31.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Do not let the cute anime style shy you away from this game, it is a serious and amazing game that I could not recommend enough at such low prices.

PROS

-Very gripping story about war, loss, racism, torture and the bonds that are formed to fight it
-Amazing characters with rich backstory (even secondary ones have great personalities and tales to tell)
-Innovative and fun turn-based combat, allowing every class and soldier to have a purpose
-Beautifully hand-drawn artstyle
-Much variety in customization for both characters and vehicles
-Extra content such as skirmish battles and more episodes are well done

CONS

-Lot´s of cheesy dialogue spread throughout the game
-A weird and useless "winged piggy" thrown into the story
-Tank controls aren´t very responsive
-No Valkyria Chronicles 2 and 3 port for PC yet!

All in all, an excellent and seriously underrated game outside it´s genre, despite it´s good steam sales! Where are the sequels?!?!?!?
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The_Ba$tard-Ihle
( 65.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 27
Sega's hidden gem.

Valkyria Chronicles feels like a tatical 3rd person shooter hybrid with stragey elements. There are 4 different classes that feel balanced. The AI has a few problems but they can be challanging at times. I have played this and the second one. The games are solid and put together well.

Buy right away if:

You like anime and shooters.

It might be more of a sale for you if you do not like the graphics and anime drawings.
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ANTMAN
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 26
Take with a grain of salt!

Looks great, i hear great things about it, however get ready for a spastic menue that you can't fix so you wont be able to actually get the game running. THERE US HOPE, some of you can fix it by afjusting a program if you have a joystick, SOME of you MAY be able to get the second input option to work. However others (like myself) will simply never be able to play it.

Hopefully you are one of those that gets the oppertunity to enjoy the game without such bugs.
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59 of 75 people (79%) found this review helpful
91 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
A pollen allergy killed my sniper.

R.I.P Marina

10/10
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Valkyria Chronicles is a heartwarming story about the struggle of a once nuetral nation that has been stuck between the buttcheeks of 2 huge military powers fighting over a mineral. You play as Welkin, the 22 year old son of a legendary war hero, along with his Sister (Isara) and his hot grill (Alicia). This game so far (for i've not completed it yet) is a challenging tactical war game that gets hard pretty fast. Don't let the Anime part turn you away, there are no "Waifus" or "Senpais" in this brilliant game.

Pros:
- Strong Main Characters
- Each foot soldier has their own personalities and traits
- Excellent voice acting
- Intense Battles
- Customizable squad

Cons:
- Some awkward pauses between lines
- Lots of excessive actions such as emotional hand clutches and awkward eye contact (But that's just the anime coming out)
- Pretty awful tank controls (Use the mouse to turn, not A or D)
- The ♥♥♥♥ing engineer at home base that only calls you by "Bro" or "Dude"

8.8/10 Would put a fat emo kid named Kevin on my squad again
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
34.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Tactical turn based RTS/FPS style combat
You'll laugh
You'll cry
You'll miss shots with 100% accuracy
You'll hit shots with 0% accuracy
You'll recruit barn yard animals
You'll mediate fights between your allies
You'll realize how frail humanity is
HOW MANY CANNONS??
IS THAT TANK THE SIZE OF A LARGE OFFICE???
PEW PEW LASER BEAMS
If you like Fire emblem
If you like Final Fantasy Tactics
If you like X-COM
can you just buy this ♥♥♥♥ god damn
peace
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
If you like both anime and xcom, than you will probably have an o-rgasm playing this. But even if you just like strategy turn-based combat games, you can't miss this title. It's pretty unique in his genre, both artistically and gameplay wise, so you should give it a try - especially on sale. That said, expect cheesy dialogues and strange narrative choices. Story is overall good, but it is presented in an anime-way that may not appeal everybody (myself included). Also, the game features great music tracks.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
55.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
You like games where every unit has its own personality and is important for the mission and you like it when the game is bringing you to the edge of your mental capability? Well if no then don't buy this cause this is nothing for you.

RIP Marina
got a headshot by a tank over the whole map
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
21.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
The only military in the world where it`s okay to have relations with your CO.

10/10 would anime WWII again
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
83.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
My first playthrough:

"How did they kill my scout!"

"Where did that lancer come from?"

"I am literally in a guys face and he ducks my shot"

"AHHHHH.... SHE ONE SHOT MY TANK!!!!!"

"Why can't I move my tank?"

"I question why they dont just shoot her"

"NOOOOOOOOO"

"I hate and love this writer"

"YOU ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥"

"They have all of thos machine guns and they can't...... WTF is that on the left???"

Now, here's the second playthrough:

"MC Hammer Start playing"

"My one character wiped out your entire squad"

"You lancers cant hit the broad side of a barn"

"My lancer just sniped your tank"

"My sniper literally can't be hit by anything because their so far away"

"Record Scratches"

"She still one shot my tank"

"My lancers are no longer snipers"

"A dust allergey ended a perfect game"

"Where did that mine come from"

"My sniper missed"

"My tank is stuck on a rock.... again"

In the end, Catherine has 100 confirmed kills
My scouts can fight an entire enemy batalion
One shock tropper=complete control of camp
My one engineer can take no damage, another hits harder the less life they have, and another basically told me to go to hell.

10/10 would never put Hermes in charge of repairing my tanks again.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Valkyria Chronicles commits one major sin as a strategy game: it expects you to follow a certain order of steps in order to complete any given map. You *can* beat the maps in a variety of ways--and the game will rate you poorly for it. Setting up chokepoints with scouts, blitzing with soldiers, sabotaging enemy tanks with Lancers... you can be as smart as you want, VC won't like you unless you play how *it* wants.

If you can get past that, you'll find an amazing title here. Lead artist Raita is a little odd in how he draws women (boobs do not work that way, good sir), but there's no faulting the amazing visual style and setting for this game. For something set in as mined-out a concept as World War II, Valkyria Chronicles is far more engrossing in its visuals and music than its concept will make you think. Gameplay-wise, Valkyria Chronicles is also quite inviting in its combination of real-time third-person action and turn-based gameplay.

Many of the fun content in Valkyria Chronicles--different weapons for recruits, for example--are hidden in out-of-the-way areas and will need a guide to be found, and the odd sense that you're not playing as the game wants you to will haunt you, but Valkyria Chronicles is a game that is definitely worth your time and money.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
23.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Interesting blend of strategy, RPG and FPS gameplay presented in glorious anime style. Can sometimes be a bit unfair though. Still strongly recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
74.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Valkyria Chronicles is among the most sombre jrpgs I've ever played. It's not depressing, but it is muted, by jrpg standards. Its characters speak in a constant concerned tone, even in moments of victory. The number of anime cliches it borrows can be counted on your fingers. Its colour pallett consists almost entirely of gun metal grays and desert sand browns. Its humour is often matted in irony, like Alicia's allusion to draft dodging every time she activates her ability Undodgable Shot - "Don't even think about dodging!"

Despite that, Valkyria Chronicles has a certain vibrance to it. The character design is where most of the charm comes from. To put this into perspective, Edy is a character with not even one line of dialog in the plot who is subject to permadeath if she goes down in battle and is one of over 30 avaliable characters you can have join your squad. Edy got her own DLC. That's honestly just how charming the average character is in this game - they don't all get their own side stories, but they could. Almost none of them look like capable soldiers, but that's all part of the story. Keep in mind this all takes place at the tail end of the war.

Once you take control of your soldiers, you've got a blend of turn based strategy games and a real time tactical shooter, the type where you go down in one or two shots if you get spotted. Since every unit in the game is ranged, most of the strategy revolves around finding cover and cutting off the angles so that the enemy can't advance. Valkyria Chronicles is at its best when, in the course of a larger battle, you're forced to hold a position until you can eek out an advantage by diverting the enemy's attention or landing a decisive blow. Occasionally it shoehorns you into these situations rather than letting them happen naturally, and these missions are a drag. It's also got a few battles that are overly scripted for story reasons which are too linear to really be called strategy, but there are a few scripted battles worth remembering, too.
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