Valkyrie Elysium is a new chapter in the Valkyrie Profile series

Valkyrie Elysium is a new chapter in the Valkyrie Profile series

Sony’s game ended today with the unveiling of Valkyrie Elysium, an upcoming action RPG that serves as a new installment in the popular Valkryie Profile series.

The trailer shows Valkyrie, who kills a variety of monsters using spectacular sword attacks and magic-based attacks, including firing large numbers of lightning bolts. She will do so at the behest of the All-Father to prevent the destruction of the world by Ragnarok.

The reworked fight includes game elements from Valkyrie Profile games, such as special attacks and combos. Whether or not you control a group of characters assigned to individual buttons on the face, such as old games, or whether you only play like this Valkyrie, remains to be seen. It is confirmed that the long-time composer of the Motoi Sakuraba series is returning to play Elysium.

Like previous Valkyrie games, Elysium draws heavily on Norse mythology and combines third-person action with RPG mechanics. This is the first real entry into the Valkyrie series after some time; what most fans would consider the last real episode was Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume from 2009 for the Nintendo DS (although there was a mobile recording, Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, in 2016). To see the original classic game in action, check out this Replay episode.

Valkryie Elysium will be released later this year for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.