Square Enix has announced the release of the demo version of Valkyrie Elysium on September 15!
Valkyrie Elysium is the fifth installment in the Valkyrie series, which will be available on PS4/5 and PC through Steam. It follows the adventures of a new Valkyrie named Maria, who is assigned by Odin, the All-Father, to stop Ragnarok from happening. As Maria travels through the wreckage of Midgard on her mission, she comes face to face with the strange Valkyrie Hilde, who is Fenrir’s servant.
In contrast to the previous games in the series, Valkyrie Elysium is an action-packed role-playing game. As such, battles have progressed to become more intuitive and three-dimensional. Players will take on the role of Maria as she combats enemies and traverses environments. Einherjar may still be summoned as support in combat, but the player does not have direct control over him. Instead, Einherjar acts on his own and can be instructed to attack certain foes or carried out specific tasks. Meanwhile, players may also customize their playstyle by upgrading weapons, skills, and Einherjar/Divine Arts combos.
Unlike previous installments in the series, Valkyrie Elysium is developed by Soleil. The game’s soundtrack was composed by Motoi Sakuraba, while Yuya Nagai was responsible for character design. Meanwhile, check out the official release date trailer of Valkyrie Elysium, courtesy of Square Enix’s official Youtube channel:
The demo version of Valkyrie Elysium will launch via PlayStation Network for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Details of the demo version provided by the PlayStation Store are as follows:
- The demo version allows you to enjoy the first chapter of the game.
- Please note that this demo version contains a section of the game taken from the retail version.
- Save data from the demo version can be transferred to the retail version.
- However, please note that save data from the demo version cannot be transferred between PS4 and PS5 hardware.
- Some specifications may be restricted in the demo version.
Valkyrie Elysium is set to release for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on September 29, 2022. A PC release via Steam will follow on November 11, 2022. To get an exclusive bonus, pre-order Valkyrie Elysium from any of the available platforms included on Square Enix’s official website.