Valkyria Chronicles Remastered has a great cast of characters, but there are also opportunities to add some not so obvious characters to your militia. There are hidden soldiers waiting in the wings, all waiting to be unlocked via various methods. Since two of these heroines are some of the best units you can possibly use, you want to make sure you find these people as you go along.
Audrey is one of Valkyria Chronicles Remastered’s most competent lancers and best characters. She’s one of the most accurate characters in this class. Plus, her Personal Potentials include Mooch, which helps her find extra ammo, and she works well in a group due to the Good Buddy potential that boosts attack power around allies and Camaraderie potential that increases her evasion when she’s around other lancers. Even though she has a pollen allergy, which drains her health when she’s near plants, she has a poison tolerance, first aid boost, and is great against tanks. Tank Slayer boosts her power when she’s around at least two tanks, and Ultimate Anti-armor makes her attacks against tanks even stronger.
Unfortunately, you probably won’t get her until the end of the game. You have to earn 10 medals or more to recruit her in Valkyria Chronicles Remastered, and that might not happen until at least chapter 15. Audrey is worth the wait, though!
Lynn is also pretty great. She’s the Valkyria Chronicles Remastered hidden shock trooper. She has rather impressive accuracy and defense stats, though her evasion is among the highest for the class. Her best Personal Potential skill is Hard Worker, when it triggers, as it will sometimes let her act again after she attacks. To make things even better, she has the Full HP Recovery battle potential, which might restore all her health after she attacks. You might even want to use her sometimes as a scout, as she has the Ambush Spotter that lets her sometimes see hiding enemies from the same distance as a scout and not trip mines. Darcsen Bond, which increases her defense around allies, and Undercover Fire, which increases her attack when she crouches, only make her more incredible.
She’s tied to Karl, her boyfriend. Once you have Karl unlock his potential in a fight, be it a story mission or skirmish, then fall, she’ll appear as a recruitable unit. Karl doesn’t have to die or anything so grave. Make sure he’s knocked out, and you’ll get one of the best units in the game. As a reminder, points are put toward unlocking Karl’s potential when you have him participate in a battle, defeat an enemy, heal an ally, repair a tank, occupy a base, or save a fallen ally. While I don’t encourage friendly fire, you could totally unlock Lynn by having one of your units be behind Karl once his potential is released, have the ally knock him out, and then have the ally immediately rescue him.
Knocking out one of your own after they reach their potential is how you unlock Emile, Valkyria Chronicles Remastered’s hidden sniper, appears if his brother, Oscar, is knocked out after hitting his own high note. While Emile is a better sniper unit than Oscar, he isn’t the best in the game. (That honor goes to Marina.) He does have a few things going for him. His accuracy is pretty great, as he’s among the best. (He’s Marina’s equal here.) He also has Never Say Die, which boosts his accuracy when his health is down to a single digit. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have any skills that increase his accuracy when he’s in high places, but he does have Roof Hunter, which increases his attack and evasion when going after someone above him, Ammo Refill that occasionally refills all of his ammo after an attack, Accuracy Boost, to boost his accuracy at all times by a set percentage, and a Critical Shot potential to provide set percentages.
Knute is Valkyria Chronicles Remastered’s hidden Engineer. He’s not the best engineer in the game, but is handy since he has Double Action, which might allow him to take two actions in a row. His AP, accuracy, and evasion are all above average, and works well in specific situations. He’s good on maps at night, since he has Night Vision, and can take out other engineers pretty easily, since his Engineer Killer boosts his attacks against them. I also like how he can surprise you. His Demolition Man ability might make grenades deal more damage and Undodgeable Shot may kick in to keep enemies from dodging his attacks.
You need to earn one million DCT to recruit Knute in Valkyria Chronicles Remastered. The best way to do this is through skirmishes. Take on some of these extra matches on the Hard difficulty level, which really isn’t as bad as it sounds, to earn enough money quickly.
Finally, there’s Musaad. He’s a pretty good scout, even though he doesn’t have Double Movement, like Juno, which lets him move twice. (Juno’s great!) He does have a great evasion stat, which is supplemented by Ultimate Evade, which permanently enhances evasion skills. He’s an amazing attacker, though, who takes well to wilderness areas due to Bug in a Rug boosting attack in trenches, Power Scout boosting his evasion and attack when he sees five or more enemies, and Bloodthirsty sometimes letting him attack twice. The only skill that sometimes feels like a waste is Good Buddy. Since Musaad is a scout, you’re going to want to send him on ahead, away from the friends that would help boost attack.
Musaad is probably the easiest character to unlock, even though it takes the most time. You earn him after beating Valkyria Chronicles Remastered once. When you begin a new game plus, he’ll be available to recruit.
To be honest, you can really make any character work in Valkyria Chronicles Remastered. It’s a very well-balanced game. These five men and women are bonus units that might make your experience better if you choose to unlock them. If you don’t, you’ll still definitely be able to enjoy the campaign with anyone else you find pretty darn cool.
Valkyria Chronicles Remastered is immediately available for the PlayStation 4.