With the original Valkyria Chronicles, growth was more focused on classes rather than individual character. And while Valkyria Chronicles won’t be getting rid of the class system for the third entry, it will be making some major changes to it.
Like in Valkyria Chronicles 2, players will have five classes including the Armored Soldier, Scout, Shocktrooper, Lancer, and Engineer. The big difference is that each individual character can freely change between these classes. Although SEGA hints that certain characters will perform better as certain classes.
Now, when applying experience points, your entire squad benefits, rather than a single class. Players upgrade five different parameters which apply to their entire unit.
While SEGA is keeping the potential element for each individual character, SEGA is adding different sections of potentials. “Personal Potentials” are strictly story line related and cannot be changed. Players do have more freedom over “Battle Potentials”, which can be chosen by the via the “Master Table”. If players play their cards right, they can unlock “High Potentials”, which are rarer than the standard.
Considering we got Valkyria Chronicles 2 a good six months later than Japan, it could be awhile till we see the title despite a January release for our Eastern friends. In the mean time, you can check out some new screens and concept art over on andriasang.