Introducing VALKYRIE ELYSIUM - coming 2022!

The next entry in the acclaimed VALKYRIE series arrives for PS5, PS4 and Steam in 2022. Here’s a look at what to expect.
By Duncan Heaney

The next instalment of a beloved Square Enix series is coming to consoles and PC: VALKYRIE ELYSIUM!

This brand-new game brings the VALKYRIE combines an evocative world inspired by Norse mythology, thrillingly fast-paced combat and stunning audio-visual presentation to deliver an action-RPG like no other.


We have a lot to talk about, but first we should introduce the series for anyone who’s unfamiliar with it.

What is the VALKYRIE series?

The VALKYRIE series depicts the end of humanity and their encounters with gods, through a unique world inspired by Norse mythology. It all started with Valkyrie Profile for the original PlayStation way back in 1999 (released in 2000 for North America), with subsequent entries appearing on PlayStation 2, as well as handheld and mobile platforms.

The original games were praised by fans and critics for their innovative RPG gameplay, rich world and stories and incredible soundtracks by the legendary Motoi Sakuraba.

These elements are present and correct in the next entry, VALKYRIE ELYSIUM, along with bold new ideas that make the game feel exciting and modern.

A valkyrie attacking an enemy from close range

Everything you need to know about VALKYRIE ELYSIUM

This new game presents an original story, set in a world that teeters on the brink of destruction.

You play as a Valkyrie who is entrusted with the fate of this world by the All-Father - the highest among gods and the ruler of all creation. Descending to the land below, you must battle powerful foes, and uncover the secrets behind the impending ruin.

To take on the many dangers of this world, you’ll engage in fast-paced combat, using a variety of weapons and magical abilities to triumph over your adversaries. The game’s dynamic combat system fuses features from across the series, such as finishing moves and combos, with a brand new real-time action combat system that rewards both fast reactions and strategic thinking.

A valkyrie holding out her arm
A combat scene from VALKYRIE ELYSIUM

Like previous games, you’ll also be able to recruit the Einherjar - warriors who’ll join the hero and fight at her side when summoned!

Original VALKYRIE series composer Motoi Sakuraba has also returned to contribute new music to the game’s outstanding soundtrack. Rest assured, you’re in for an adventure that sounds every bit as beautiful as it looks.


What platforms will VALKYRIE ELYSIUM release on?

VALKYRIE ELYSIUM will release for PS5, PS4 and Steam in 2022. Yes, that’s right - it’s out this year!

We’ll have more to share in the coming months, so make sure you follow the team on social media to see news and updates about this exciting game!