Welkin is back!
[Update: I made an error with the announcement of this DLC. The “United Front with Squad 7” pack was available with the collector’s edition of Valkyria Chronicles 4 on consoles and eventually came to digital storefronts on December 23, 2018. This news is specifically for the PC launch of the DLC, which had been delayed. Sega offered it for free to make up to the delay.
The story has been corrected below]
Sega has unleashed finally unleashed the final DLC packs for Valkyria Chronicles 4 on PC today. Both introduce the members of “Squad 7” from the original title. Due to a delay from the console versions, both are being offered for free to anyone that pre-ordered the game or purchased one of the other DLC packs. The headliner, titled “A United Front with Squad 7,” will give players the chance to recruit six characters from the first Valkyria Chronicles and even use the “Edelweiss” tank.
Unlike the other DLC chapters, the Squad 7 pack can be accessed fairly early in the game. Once you reach chapter two, you can go about adding Welkin, Alicia and co to your team. If you do get them killed in 4’s main missions, though, they will disappear. The second free pack, “Advance Ops,” will unlock Edy for recruitment and a special weapon.
No season pass is available for Valkyria Chronicles 4, so you’ll just have to pick any random DLC pack if you didn’t pre-order the title. I don’t know much about which one is the longest or offers the best value, but there are three different packs available for $4.99 (“The Two Valkyria,” “A Captainless Squad” and “Expert Level Skirmishes”). $5 to get the cast of Valkyria Chronicles doesn’t sound bad to me.
Squad 7 return in Valkyria Chronicles 4, free with any DLC [Rock, Paper, Shotgun]