Sega decided to bring its cult classic Valkyria Chronicles series back to life, announcing that it will circulate a remake and a sequel for the PlayStation 4 in Japan in 2016.

The last title of the Valkyria family was the 2011’s Senjou no Valkyria 3, that rolled out for the PSP (PlayStation Portable).

For the record, the original Valkyria Chronicles was released back in 2008 on the PS3 and it was actually a different type of role-playing game.

That was partly because it employed a new visual style that looked like you were playing a painting and in part because it turned the core mechanics into something more like a real-time strategy or tactics game.

The original story was meant to be a parallel of the Second World War, but the new setting and character designs seem even more fantastical.

The title’s history goes on to 2010 with Valkyria Chronicles II, a PlayStation Portable exclusive sequel that was launched in North America in 2010. The third entry in the series was never localized for a stateside release. Sega later ported the original Valkyria Chronicles to Windows PCs, releasing a graphically enhanced version via Steam in 2014.

Now, as for the upcoming remake, Valkyria: Azure Revolution, Sega has informed Famitsu this week that it will roll out in Japan retail stores in the winter of 2016. One of the most noticeable features will be the “real-time battle system with added simulation elements,” according to a translation conducted by Gematsu gaming news website.

In general, the year 2016 will be filled with exciting events and releases, and the Valkyria Chronicles will be one of them, reviving the popular game title and the tradition as well.

Stay tuned, as we will update you for any further news on this and many other hot topics.

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