Square Enix has announced Valkyrie Elysium, a new game coming in 2022.
Revealed during State of Play on Wednesday, the trailer showed off some combat and the game’s protagonist Valkyrie.
“The world is on the brink of destruction as a new Valkyrie’s story begins,” reads the blurb accompanying the game’s reveal trailer, which is viewable below.
“Valkyrie Elysium is an action RPG with an epic story, beautiful environments, and new, fast-paced combat that incorporates the Valkyrie series’ classic special attack and combo systems.”
Valkyrie Elysium - State of Play Announcement Trailer | PS5, PS4
Square Enix web content editor Duncan Heaney explained a bit more about the game in a post on 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. “
The blog also explained the gameplay of Valkyrie Elysium.
“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.”