Free Demo Out Now For Military Tactical RPG Valkyria Chronicles 4, Here's How To Download

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If you're a fan of the cult-favorite tactical-RPG series Valkyria Chronicles, you'll be happy to know that you can download a demo of its fourth entry right now. It's available as a free download on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. Valkyria Chronicles 4 is the first non-portable mainline entry to launch on major consoles since the series' debut in 2008.

The demo allows you to play through Valkyria Chronicles 4's prologue up until the end of its second chapter. According to Sega, this amounts to around two or so hours of gameplay. Any progress you make is transferable to the final game, so any customization options and lasting consequences you make, like dead comrades, will follow you should you choose to allow it. To download the demo, you need only search for Valkyria Chronicles 4 on each platform's respective store page to find a download link.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 is set in the same timeline as the previous games, taking place during the events of the first game. It depicts the battles between the Atlantic Federation and the Autocratic Eastern Imperial Alliance on the Eastern front. In a last-ditch effort to end the war and capture the imperial capital, the Federation executes Operation Northern Cross. You play as Commander Claude Wallace and his friends in Squad E, who are sent to fight imperial soldiers and the Valkyria.

Much like the original, Valkyria Chronicles 4 is split between the gameplay of turn-based strategy RPG and the mechanics of third-person shooting. You command units on a map towards strategic positions, but when you move a unit, you directly control them and execute actions in real-time.

New to the formula this is the addition of the Grenadier class, along with a suite of battleship support options. In addition, it introduces a feature known as the Brace system, which, when used, allows you to enhance the abilities of troops when a soldier is killed or fatally wounded in action.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is set to release on September 25 for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC. It's currently available on all digital store platforms for pre-order.

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Remember that stupid period in gaming when no one released demos?

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Theres no PC demo...

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Ill give free a try, anytime !!

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2 hours?! That's a pretty generous demo to be fair.

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Dang, that sniper going for the nut-shot.

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I know it has a particular art style but I can't help but feel they could have improved on the graphics just a little. It looks exactly like the original. What exactly are the improvements just a grenadier class?

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@nefphlegm: it's a new vc game in the same style as vc1. that is more than enough and you should be thankful this got made.

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@Xristophoros: Should be thankful for VC Revolution? If not, why?

Should we be resentful that VC3 was Japan only? If not, why?

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@so_hai: i don't understand your hostility. vc revolution is junk and everyone knows this... vc3 got a fan translation so i'm good there. you are still upset it never got released here despite vc4 coming out in a matter of weeks? i think you have eaten too many sour grapes.

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@Xristophoros: I haven't been hostile, or sour. I asked two questions and then asked you to give reasons. You changed the topic from the games to me as a person...?

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Thanks for the link to the download.

Oh wait.

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My biggest Question is does it till have that moronic Turn limit crap that ruined the First 2 games?

VC2 had a good idea with the morale system, but also tacked on that god awful turn limit which made no sense most of the time and just ruined the concept of a STRATEGY game.

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@Zignoff: I liked that, it made it a sort of third-person, direct-controlled X-Com.

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@Zignoff: huh? it is a strategy game! the reason people loved the first game as much as they did was because your movement was limited by each turn and that posed decision making and strategic elements to your approach. if you remove that aspect of the game you are left with an action game and the strategy element is compromised. so to answer your question: YES, limited movement is back! (thank god). NO, this game is not for you! you are the first person i have ever seen complain about that aspect of the game (for a series that is rooted in the strategy genre, you have made a very misguided and comment) lol

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