Valkyria: Azure Revolution PS4 Game's Complete Teaser Trailer Streamed

posted on 2016-01-22 04:45 EST
2 videos about the game's music also streamed

SEGA began streaming the complete version on Friday of the earlier teaser trailer for the Valkyria: Azure Revolution role-playing game for the PlayStation 4.

SEGA is also streaming two videos previewing the music for the game. The first video previews the game's main musical theme "Aoki Kakumei" (Azure Revolution), as performed by the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra and singer Sarah Àlainn, and composed by Yasunori Mitsuda (Chrono Trigger, Xenogears). Àlainn and Mitsuda previously collaborated on the Xenoblade Chronicles soundtrack. Later in the video, Mitsuda reveals that the game's entire soundtrack will be performed by an orchestra, and that he is aiming for a classical sound. The music between the field and battle portions of the game will transition seamlessly.

The second video previews the recording of a song from the game titled "Eternal Rest," performed by Sarah Àlainn. Later in the video, Mitsuda and Àlainn discuss the song. Àlainn describes the composition as "beautiful," but the lyrics have a theme of death. Mitsuda elaborates that the song evokes church songs and mystery, and that it has both English and Latin lyrics.

The game will ship in Japan in winter 2016.

The game's website describes the story:

From the plentiful Ragnite came the "magical art," and it brought the people many blessings. From the people, there were a select few who saw Ragnite's industrial potential, and started heavy magical industries to exploit it, and make it available to everyone. So began the "Azure Revolution," a great industrial revolution that changed the world.

The Azure Revolution transformed industry and society itself, with the Ragnite resource marking a turning point in history, and changing the face of warfare as well. The age of monarchy had begun.

In 1853, a hundred years after the beginning of the Azure Revolution, the small southern European nation of Jutland launched an assault against a base of the Rus Empire, one of the world's great powers. In accordance to its principles, the Rus Empire retaliated with an economic blockade and embargo, and in time Jutland was impoverished. Jutland proclaimed "independence and liberation from the colonialism of the great powers" and declared war on the Rus Empire, who employed a Valkyria in its ranks.

The young men and women who participated in what would later be called the "Miraculous War of Liberation" will be judged to be the greatest criminals in history. This is a war of liberation that hides a motive of personal revenge.

The main characters include:

Amleth, the game's protagonist, and the commanding officer of the Jutland Kingdom's Anti-Valkyria Unit.

Ophelia, the game's heroine, and the princess of the Jutland Kingdom able to use magic arts through song.

Brunhild, a Valkyria called "The Reaper" who serves the Empire under the terms of the "Ring" contract.

The game's graphics engine will use the "GOUACHE" shader to portray fine details and color in the game's graphics to make the game resemble a painting. The previous Valkyria Chronicles games used the "CANVAS" engine to achieve a similarly unique "pencil-drawing" effect. The game will also feature a new "LeGION" combat system that will resemble traditional RPGs, but will also portray battles by massive armies.

The original Valkyria Chronicles games are set in a fictional reimagining of 1930s Europe. In the first game, the Empire invades the neutral nation of Gallia to claim its resources. The game focuses on the soldiers of Squad 7, a platoon in the Gallian conscript Militia, who fight back the invading Empire. The second and third games in the series focus on different Gallian military units.

Sega released the first Valkyria Chronicles game on the PlayStation 3 in Japan, Europe, and North America in 2008, and released Valkyria Chronicles II on the PlayStation Portable in 2010. Sega also released Valkyria Chronicles III on the PSP in 2011, but did not release it in the West. Sega released Valkyria Chronicles on the PC in November 2014. Sega will release the Valkyria Chronicles Remaster game for the PS4 on February 10, which will come with a limited product code for a "Battle demo version 1.0" for Valkyria: Azure Revolution.

The first game in the series inspired a 26-episode television anime series by A-1 Pictures in 2009. The third game inspired a 2-episode original video animation in 2011.

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