Square Enix has announced a new Valkyrie game, Valkyrie Elysium, which will be coming to PS4, PS5 and PC via Steam later this 2022.
Ragnarok—the End Times—loomed upon the realms. The All-Father Odin, with the last of his strength, created an emissary of redemption; her sole task the salvation of a doomed world.
And thence began the tale of a new Valkyrie…
The game was announced earlier today during State of Play March 2022. Check out the announcement trailer below:
This action RPG is a brand new adventure in the series, and does not seem to be directly connected to previous Valkyrie games. The last Valkyrie title that was released was Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, a mobile game that came out in 2016 in Japan and globally in 2019.
According to this post on the PlayStation Blog:
Valkyrie Elysium also incorporates elements of the Valkyrie series’ classic gameplay, such as the Einherjar – recruitable warriors who will join the hero and fight at her side when summoned. It’s a beautiful game, too, with incredible art design that captures the spirit of the series in an exciting, modern way. On PS5, it’s also running in 4K and 60 FPS, making for an adventure that looks and feels beautifully crisp.
And, of course, we must mention the music. Series composer Motoi Sakuraba returns and contributes to the game’s stunning score. RPGs are always better when they have a strong soundtrack, and this one is going to be… well, literally music to your ears.