Square Enix has announced the return of another of its cult sagas, Valkyrie Profile.
The new version of the same, announced as the closure of Sony’s state of play released a few hours ago, is called Valkyrie Elysium and will be released in 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC.
According to the official description, “the world stands on the brink of destruction as the story of a new Valkyrie begins”, which will feature “an epic story, beautiful scenes, and frantic new battles and combos that include classic special systems of the Valkyrie series”.
Elysium, without an embargo, will have significant changes from previous games in the franchise. For starters is developed by Sun Study Ltd. (the original creators, Tri-Ace, are currently working on Star Ocean: The Divine Hope), and the style of play has also changed, shifting to near hack ‘n slash playability. Who will return is the composer Motoi Sukuraba, in charge of the soundtrack of the new version.
Valkyrie Profile was launched in 1999 on the first PlayStation. Since then, Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria for PS2 (2006), Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume for Nintendo DS (2008) and Valkyrie Anatomy: The Origin for iOS and Android (2016) have also been released, along with versions of the ‘original for PSP and mobile devices.
You can continue to see the Valkyrie Elysium trailer: