Valkyria Chronicles 4 unveils new characters and class leveling system

Valkyria Chronicles 4 unveils new characters and class leveling system screenshot

The latest issue of Japanese publication Famitsu features more details on battle-based sequel, Valkyria Chronicles 4. The article reveals some new cast members and contains information on the new game’s leveling mechanics.

Minerva Victory is a squad leader who remains clam under pressure and respects chivalry. Angelica Farnaby is an amnesiac civilian, described as “cheerful, selfless and kind”. The new character reveal is rounded out with medic Karen Stewart. Karen was raised in an all-male household, which apparently means she is “skilled in the treatment of men”.  I guess female soldiers will have to settle for treatment at the paws of medic canine Ragnarok, a dog wearing a JAUNTY HAT.

In VC4, players will level up classes, rather than individual soldiers. So, should you level up Karen, for example, all of the medics in your squad will hit that level. I think this is a pretty good idea, as it will provide variety in team-building, rather than have you just stick it out with the same top-tier squad.

Amazingly for a game that is still clouded in mystery, we are already receiving info on its Day One DLC. Joint Operation with Squad 7 will see the heroes team with the Gallan Militia’s Squad 7, and will also feature the return of Welken Gunther from the original Valkyria Chronicles.

Valkyria Chronicles 4 is expected to launch in Japan on PS4 in March. The game will come to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch worldwide sometime in 2018.

Install the Family Locator App and you can stop worrying about the safety of your loved ones


We’re always hearing about the dangers for youngsters of using internet-connected devices, but there can be huge security benefits in letting your kid have a smartphone. Take Fameelee.

Fameelee is an app that lets you track your the whereabouts of your friends and loved ones. If your son ventures too close to Makeout Point on a weeknight, or your daughter takes an ill-advised trip to the abandoned mine in search of mobster treasure, Fameelee will tip you off.

Fameelee and fortune

You might think there’s nothing special about an app that tracks a user’s whereabouts when most modern handsets contain ‘find my phone’ functionality by default, but Fameelee is far more sophisticated than any tracking app we’ve encountered before.

For one thing, it lets you create groups of trusted people to track, such as family members, friends, or colleagues. Once you’re in a group, you can send messages and chat, basically making you a member of a spy network.

True, you’ll probably use this facility to coordinate surprise parties and restaurant visits rather than espionage, but you’ll have the powers of a spy nonetheless.

Family fortunes

You’ll also be able to create restricted zones, so that if a member of your group ventures outside a particular area you’ll get a notification. And you’ll get another notification when they enter the zone again.

Best of all, the GPS tracker gives you real-time data, meaning you can get a notification if somebody in your group exceeds a certain speed limit. When you have your loved ones in a Fameelee group, you can keep them safe.

So what are you waiting for? Download the Fameelee: Family Locator App for free on Google Play and the App Store right now.



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Review: L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files

Review: L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files screenshot

I’ve made my love for L.A. Noire very clear. Sure it’s flawed, and presents itself as an open world game when it’s really not, but the character interactions and camp really make it.

Team Bondi (and its cast) put in so much effort into every single performance, from the animations down to the delivery of the lines. It’s even more noticeable in VR, even if it’s presented in a truncated format.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds storms into the Top Five of the UK Charts

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds storms into the Top Five of the UK Charts screenshot

Last week saw the Xbox One release of open-world shooter, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, parachute straight into the number four position of the UK Charts, breaking a Top Five ranking that has been fairly concrete for a few weeks.

It wasn’t enough, however, to shake Call of Duty: WWII from its firm hold at the top, where it seems a shoe-in to be Christmas number one next week. FIFA 18, Star Wars Battlefront II, Assassin’s Creed: Origins and the awful WWE2K18 all retained their previous week’s positions, with Super Mario Odyssey still performing very well at number six, and the unstoppable Crash Bandicoot: N.Sane Trilogy re-entering the Top Ten.

Elsewhere in the charts, Football Manager 2018 made a huge leap from number thirty to number fifteen, the franchise being a UK staple for generations. Zelda: Breath of the Wild, maintained its steady number seventeen slot, while Pokemon Ultras: Sun and Moon, continue their descent down the ranks.