Square Enix Announces Valkyrie Elysium, Releasing In 2022
Valkyrie Elysium was announced today during Sony’s State of Play presentation and with the last “Valkyrie” console title released back in 2009, it’s been a while since we’ve seen a new game in the franchise.
Scheduled to release later this year for the PS4, PS5, and PC, Valkyrie Elysium is an action RPG that really gives off some Nier Replicant vibes including fast-paced action, stunning visuals, and beautiful music to boot.
Valkyrie Elysium Overview
Here’s an overview of the game from the PlayStation Blog:
Valkyrie Elysium is an action-RPG featuring an epic story, beautiful environments, and a new fast-paced combat system that combines strategy, action, and a unique combo system that will test your ability to think and react.
The game takes place in the distant past, in a world where Ragnarok – the End Times – looms large upon the realms.
With the last of his strength, the All-Father creates an emissary of redemption – a lone Valkyrie who can become the salvation of this doomed world. As this brave warrior descends into the ruined land, she encounters many challenges… and uncovers the hidden truth behind its impending destruction.
What will she think of this irrational world… and what end will she choose for it?
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.
Valkyrie Elysium launches later this year for the PS4, PS5, and PC.