Sony leaks potential release date for Valkyrie Elysium

The release date for the upcoming RPG game from Square Enix was spotted on the PSN before it was removed.


If you're wondering when Valkyrie Elysium might come out, we might have the answer.

Square Enix also released a new trailer alongside the since-removed recent PSN listing update of Valkyrie Elysium.

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Eagle-eyed observers spotted a recent update on the Japanese and the United States PSN pages revealing that Valkyrie Elysium will come out on September 28 and 29, respectively. In addition to this, the since-deleted PSN listing update includes several new screenshots about the game as well as a general synopsis, which you can view below:

The latest title in the VALKYRIE series is finally here! This action RPG incorporates the series' signature Einherjar and combo systems, allowing players to enjoy speedy, three-dimensional combat. The game's unique art style beautifully depicts a collapsing world as Ragnarok looms, with series veteran Motoi Sakuraba returning to enrich the title with an unforgettable soundtrack.

◆Story
Long ago,
Ragnarok—the End Times—loomed upon the realms.
The All-Father Odin, with the last of his strength, created an emissary of redemption, Valkyrie; her sole task being the salvation of a doomed world.

◆High-Speed Action RPG
Effortlessly soar through the battlefield and perform high-speed actions with the new Soul Chain system. Utilize a wide array of abilities and skills at the Valkyrie’s disposal to unleash devastating combos.

◆Einherjar
Summon Einherjar – strong warrior spirits selected by the Valkyrie – to aid you in battle!

Summoning Einherjar imbues the Valkyrie with elemental bonuses, giving players a tactical advantage in battle.

◆Combo & Divine Arts System
The “Arts Gauge” fills as players perform a continuous stream of attacks and maintain combos.
Consuming the Arts Gauge enables the Valkyrie to perform powerful, special techniques known as Divine Arts.

◆Upgrade and Customization Features
Upgrade your weapons, skills, and Einherjar/Divine Arts combos to customize your playstyle.

Valkyrie Elysium was recently rated in Korea, Brazil, and by the ESRB, which suggests that it's only a matter of time before it comes out.

Valkyrie Profile is a cult classic RPG series by Square Enix that gained prominence in the late 90s and early 2000s for the original PlayStation. Valkyrie Elysium will serve as the franchise's first mainline entry since 2009 when Covenant of the Plume came out for the Nintendo DS.

We're hoping that the actual end of times will be looking as pretty as it is depicted on Valkyrie Elysium.

RPG fans can barely contain their excitement for Valkyrie Elysium following its initial announcement in March. If nothing else, it's a great way to kill time while waiting for Square Enix's more prominent RPG games to come out like the Crisis Core remaster, Final Fantasy VII Remake Rebirth, and Final Fantasy XVI.

Speaking of Square Enix, the Japanese studio has a massive lineup of "smaller" titles coming out throughout the rest of the year. In addition to Crisis Core Reunion and Valkyrie Elysium, fans can also look forward to Live a Live, Forspoken, Diofield, and Star Ocean: The Divine Force. It all feels like Square Enix is getting all of its "lesser" titles out of the way so that they don't get swallowed by next year's behemoths. Hopefully, Square Enix can give these games the marketing that they deserve. In particular, Square Enix has been awfully quiet when it comes to Forspoken.

We're hoping that Square Enix will join companies like Ubisoft at Gamescom 2022 to turn the spotlight on the aforementioned upcoming RPG titles

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is a lifelong gamer with a nose for keeping up with the latest news in and out of the gaming industry. When he's not reading, writing, editing, and playing video games, he builds and repairs computers in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.
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