We have new information and screenshots thanks to Sega for upcoming game Valkyria: Azure Revolution. So let’s introduce you to the Rus Empire’s Four Commanders and the Magic Machines that they pilot.
The first of the Empire’s Four Commanders is Gilouche Benckendorff (voiced by Tesshou Genda), he’s a general and head of the army, he also serves as the Minister of War. He has quite a lively personality and is very brave with great leadership skills. He prefers “humanoid” heavy magic machinery.
Viktor Timashev (voiced by Atsuki Tani) is the Head of the Army General Staff Headquarters and he also serves as the Minister of Home Affairs. As you can tell just by looking at him Viktor comes across as a much colder more calculating general. His strengths lie more in coming up with strategies to expand the Empire than dealing with people’s needs. He prefers “serpent-type” heavy magic machinery.
Gustav Mecklenburg (voiced by Toshihiko Seki) is the Head of the Navy and also serves as Minister of the Navy. He used to be in the army and even though he’s the head of the newly formed navy he can be heard regularly complaining that he wants to return to the army. His personality is aloof and somewhat frivolous and he doesn’t seem to have much of a sense of humor. He prefers “whale-type” heavy magic machinery.
Balthus Greppenberg (voiced by Kenji Nojima) is an Admiral and also serves as the Minister for Foreign Affairs. He’s the youngest of the “Four Generals” and tends to play the trickster in the group. He has good people skills and so excels in diplomacy. He prefers “dragon-type” heavy magic machinery.
Magic Machinery are, to put it simply, large machines with magic builds. Their size and weight classifies whether they are a “Heavy Magic Machine” or “Light Magic Machine”.
Rus is a fairly new empire and was also late to the Industrial Revolution compared to other neighbouring empires. Rus initially produced it’s armaments with a licence from the Britannia Empire but thanks to researching the technology that was licensed to them and also the technology and resources they gained from invaded neighboring countries they soon began to develop their own heavy magic machinery.
Take a look at the four prototype machines that were deployed to each of the Empire’s Four Commanders:
Guardian (Gilouche’s Magic Arts Machine)
Snake (Victor’s Magic Arts Machine)
Whale (Gustav’s Magic Arts Machine)
Dragon (Balthus’ Magic Arts Machine)
Valkyria: Azure Revolution is due out in Japan on January 19. Keep checking back to The Vita Lounge for the latest updates.