Sega has announced at its PAX West panel that the original Valkyria Chronicles is heading to Nintendo Switch eShop on October 16. The port was announced for Japan earlier this year, which is releasing in that region on September 27. This release includes all the DLC from the PS3 version of the game.
Of course, the localized release of Valkyria Chronicles 4 launches for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC shortly beforehand on September 25. Those who own VC4 digitally on Switch can get 25% off the regular $19.99 purchase price of the original Valkyria Chronicles. This promotion will run from the game's launch on October 16, 2018 to December 17, 2018.
Update (September 9) - Sega has posted a trailer for the announced port alongside a fact sheet:
Valkyria Chronicles Features:
- Valkyria Chronicles on the Go - Command your troops wherever you go with the versatility and portability of the Nintendo Switch™.
- The Full Valkyria Chronicles Experience - All DLC from the original release of Valkyria Chronicles is included in the base package.
- A War Fought on Two Fronts - Taking place during the Second Europan War, the same conflict featured in the upcoming Valkyria Chronicles 4, Valkyria Chronicles follows the story of Lieutenant Welkin Gunther of Squad 7 as they fight to repel the invasion of the East Europan Imperial Alliance.
- CANVAS Aesthetics and BLiTZ Combat - Fall in love with the unique features of the Valkyria series; the stunning hand-drawn watercolor aesthetics of the CANVAS shader combined with the innovative tactical BLiTZ battle system make for an unforgettable gameplay experience.
- A Legendary Series Needs a Legendary Composer - Series composer Hitoshi Sakimoto brings the battlefield to life with an unforgettable, expertly-crafted soundtrack.