The next chapter in the Valkyria Chronicles series is coming this fall. Set in the same period as the original, Valkyria Chronicles 4 introduces new characters, improvements to the battle system, the same hand-drawn art style, and the return of original composer Hitoshi Sakamoto.
There are two versions of the game, both of which are available for preorder right now: a standard edition for PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, and a “Memoirs From Battle” special edition.
If you’re after cool bonuses, the Memoirs From Battle version is the version for you. In addition to the main game, you get the following:
- 100-page Art Book
- 2 side missions starring characters from the original Valkyria Chronicles
- Collector’s box
- Hafen tank vinyl statue
Amazon has the Prime member discount on the standard edition of the game, meaning you automatically get 20% off the price just for being a Prime member. The catch is you have to preorder: Amazon doesn’t have the 2-week 20%-off post release window anymore. The preorder discount also doesn’t apply to special editions, just the standard games.
As of now, GameStop doesn’t have any exclusive editions or bonuses for preorder, but you can reserve a copy and pick it up in-store on launch day for no cost.
RIP Gamers Club Unlocked. If you missed your chance to sign up, you also missed out on the 20% off savings. However, if you still have an active GCU membership, your discount is still good. As of right now, Best Buy only has the standard editions.
Seth Macy is IGN’s tech and commerce editor and is kind of thinking maybe about getting this one for Switch. Follow him on Twitter @sethmacy.