According to Square Enix, the demo version of Valkyrie Elysium will include the first chapter of the game with transferrable progress to the full retail version. This lets you play Valkyrie Elysium today and enjoy your progress once the game comes out in two weeks. The studio also published a guide for those who are new to the genre.
Valkyrie needs you.
— Valkyrie Elysium (@ValkyrieGame) September 15, 2022
Although Valkyrie Elysium is technically a new entry in the Valkyrie franchise, it's a standalone game. It will feature an original story that new players can enjoy with minimal knowledge about the older games. In addition to this, Valkyrie Elysium will see a full shift in gameplay style. Unlike the older entries with tactical gameplay, Valkyrie Elysium is more of an action RPG.
If nothing else, Valkyrie Elysium should serve as an excellent way to tide action fans over as wait for another Norse mythology adventure, God of War: Ragnarok, which comes out on November 9.
After selling off its western subsidiaries earlier this year, Square Enix has done an excellent job catering to its most ardent supporters. JRPG fans currently have a smorgasbord of new games to play and look forward to as Square Enix intensified its focus on the genre. Earlier this year, Square Enix released a remaster of Chrono Cross with Tactics Ogre: Reborn also coming soon after.
As the kids say these days, JRPG fans will be eating good for the next year.
Valkyrie Elysium is part of Sony's stacked lineup of exclusives that are coming to the PC this fiscal year. Marvel's Spider-Man: Remastered already swung by on August 11. Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection is next on October 18. We're still waiting on news on when the PC ports of Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, The Last of Us Part 1, Ghost of Tsushima, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, and Returnal, are all coming out.