A new action RPG from Square Enix called Valkyrie Elysium has been announced during Sony’s State of Play, a new entry in the Valkyrie series that began with Valkyrie Profile in 1999. It will launch on PS5 and PS4 sometime in 2022.
Valkyrie Elysium was revealed with a gameplay trailer that showed off some exploration and combat in a fantasy world, as well as a few teases for what its story might entail. A post on the PlayStation blog explains that “The Valkyrie series depicts the end of humanity and their encounters with the gods through a unique world inspired by Norse mythology.”
It doesn’t seem Valkyrie Elysium will connect too directly to the other Valkyrie games, as the same blog post also describes it as a “a brand-new standalone adventure.” The last entry in the Valkyrie series was a mobile game called Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin originally released in Japan in 2016 before heading West in 2019.
A few other details already shared were that Valkyrie Elysium will bring back the series’ recruitable warriors called Einherjar, as well as composer Motoi Sakuraba to do the soundtrack. Additionally, it was confirmed that it will run at 4K and 60fps on PlayStation 5.
The name Valkyrie Elysium itself might be familiar to some fans, as people noticed Square Enix first filed a trademark for it in Japan last October before doing the same in other regions toward the end of February.
Source: IGN Video Games All