Valkyria Chronicles 4: Complete Edition is the latest game to bolster the ranks of Nintendo Switch ahead of the announced Switch Lite and possibly a more powerful version of the handheld console. It has some really weird pricing though.
SEGA recently announced that Valkyria Chronicles 4: Complete Edition is now available across all consoles - PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. This also marked the debut of the regular version on Nintendo's platform.
The Complete Edition contains all the previously released add-on content and it is priced at $49.99 / £44.99 / €49.99 which makes it more expensive in Europe but this 1:1 USD to Euro scaling has become a standard in the industry. In case some players already own the base game, they can get the "all-in-one" DLC pack that contains all the add-ons at the price of $24.99.
On the other hand, if someone wishes to purchase the base game with no-addons, they can do so at a now reduced price of $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but the price on Switch is still the default one at $39.99 / £34.99 / €34.99.
SEGA didn't specify the reason for Switch version being more expensive than the Xbox and PlayStation ones but it's possible they didn't want to release it in a discounted state. You could possibly hope for the company to clear things up on Twitter but considering how confusing the pricing post was, it may take a while to figure it out.
Anyway, those who purchase the DLC pack will receive:
- A United Front with Squad 7
- The Two Valkyria
- A Captainless Squad
- Edy's Advance Ops
- Squad E, to the Beach!
- Expert Level Skirmishes
All this DLC will be included in the Complete Edition as well, along with the base game. The price difference between CE and standard edition on Switch is lower than that on Xbox One and PlayStation, meaning it's possible that Sega are pushing for more Complete Edition sales, rather than just the base game.