As Kotaku reported yesterday, there's a new Valkyria game. We didn't know much about the game. Now, we know a little more.
First, the game's official English title is Valkyria: Azure Revolution. Media.Vision, who did Shining Resonance and Valkyria Chronicles III, is developing.
As My Game News Flash reports, the game's story is a tale of revolution (hence, the title!). The Rus Empire became developed and grew powerful thanks to a blue crystal called "ragnite." The Rus Empire put an economic blockade on Uteland, a smaller country demanding independence from colonial rule and carrying out attacks against the imperial forces. It's against this that the game is set.
The protagonist is called Amleth. He's the commanding officer of Uteland's elite anti-Valkyria forces. The heroine is Ophelia, the princess of Uteland. They're going up against Brynhildr, a Valkyria for the Rus Empire.
Sega hasn't released official screenshots. Above, you can see a small scan of the article from Famitsu.com.
The game's battle system is called "LeGION." It's real time, but there are apparently "simulation" (most likely, they mean "strategy" in English) elements.
This looks to be a different experience from Valkyria Chronicles. Sega's Youichi Shimosato explains to Famitsu, that with this title, it would be good to refer to the Chronicles series and the Revolution series. The reason, I guess, is that they're different.
Valkyria: Azure Revolution is slated for a fall 2016 release in Japan. No word yet if and when this title will get an international release. Top image: A-1 Pictures [Sega]