At the recent State of Play stream, Square Enix revealed Valkyrie Elysium, a new installment in the Valkyrie Profile series.
The reveal of this new Valkyrie Profile game was made via a new trailer which shows us our first glimpse at the protagonist, a young Valkyrie that’s “entrusted with the fate of the world by the All-Father.”
Watch the game’s official announcement trailer here:
The game’s trailer also showed off a bit of gameplay that features a fast-paced combat system which features a focus on action and strategy. Plus, the game’s soundtrack is composed by Motoi Sakuraba, the composer for the original Valkyrie Profile game.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the series, Valkyrie Profile is an action RPG series developed by tri-Ace and initially published by Enix (prior to the Square Enix merger). The first game in the series, Valkyrie Profile, released for the PlayStation back in 1999, and it was followed up by Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria for the PS2 and Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume for the Nintendo DS. Then there’s Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin which released in 2016 in Japan (2019 worldwide) for iOS and Android.
While it’s not as popular as other Square Enix RPG series, it’s great to see a full-fledged Valkyrie Profile series entry.
Valkyrie Elysium will release on PS5, PS4, and PC sometime in 2022.