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

Get a taste of what it's like to command Squad E.

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Now Playing: Valkyria Chronicles 4 - Trailer | E3 2018

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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