The blade-wielding Valkyrie will come find your soul on 29 September when Valkyrie Elysium, the next entry in the venerable Valkyrie Profile series, launches for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Souls on Steam itching for the glory of Valhalla will have to wait until 11 November. Furthermore, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth will also be available, either as a standalone purchase, or as part of the Digital Deluxe Edition.
For those of you not familiar with this series, Valkyrie Elysium will be a departure from previous games in shifting the gameplay to that of an action RPG. Nor does this new game appear to have any story connections to prior entries. The very basic premise, on the other hand, remains similar. The world is dying and you, a fledgling Valkyrie, are tasked by the Allfather Odin to seek out gallant mortal souls to help thwart apocalypse. The course of the game will see the new Valkyrie and her Einherjar allies square off against a bevy of foes from Norse mythology. And Greek mythology too, judging by the presence of Charybdis in the trailer.
The game will be available as a physical and digital Standard Edition on PS5 and PS4, with a digital-only Standard Edition available on PC via STEAM. A Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available on all platforms.
The PS5 and PS4 Digital Deluxe Editions include the following:
- 72-hour early access to the full game
- In-game item “Svartaljr: Sword of the Goddess of the Underworld”
- A digital version of Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PS4/5 version)
The Steam Digital Deluxe Edition includes the in-game item “Svartaljr: Sword of the Goddess of the Underworld.” Those who pre-order on PlayStation will receive the in-game item “Alscir: Sword of the God of Light” and a Valkyrie Elysium avatar. Steam users will receive original wallpapers. Additionally, those who purchase the PS4 version of the game can snag the digital PS5 version.
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth will also be available as a separate digital purchase.