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VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH is out now on PS5 and PS4.
For avid JRPG players, they’ve likely quit reading this by now and are off to their consoles to get the game. For those not familiar with JRPGs and this game in particular, I’ll take some time to explain what the game is about – and why it’s called a classic by so many fans.
What is VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH?
We’ll start with a little history lesson.
VALKYRIE PROFILE first launched for the original PlayStation in 1999 in Japan, and later in 2000 for North American players. It was developed by Tri-Ace (a studio formed by former Wolf Team developers and creators of the Star Ocean saga) and published by Enix (long before it was Square Enix). This bold new RPG that shook up the genre, with innovative mechanics like side-scrolling exploration, a melancholy story and a richly imaginative setting inspired by Norse mythology.
Valkyrie Profile is known for its unique battle system and its emphasis on character development and exploration. It has received critical acclaim and has spawned multiple sequels and spin-offs.
It also featured incredible music by Motoi Sakuraba – the game is considered by many to have one of the greatest soundtracks of all time.
The game made a welcome return when a port was released on PlayStation Portable in 2006 in Japan and North America, and 2007 in Europe and Australia as VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH. Everything that fans loved about the original was present and correct – the thrilling combat, the incredible music, the fascinating characters and more.
It’s this version of the game that’s available now on PS5 and PS4 – with some welcome enhancements too, including a rewind function, quick save and load, visual presets etc, making it the most convenient way to play.
What is the story of VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH?
Players control a valkyrie named Lenneth who is tasked with recruiting the souls of fallen warriors, called Einherjar, to fight in the impending Ragnarok, a final battle that will decide the fate of the world.
The story begins with the battle maiden being awakened from her sleep by the god Odin, who gives her her mission and a magical crystal that allows her to see and communicate with the souls of the dead. Lenneth is then sent to Midgard, the mortal world, to search for worthy warriors to recruit.
As she travels through various locations, Lenneth encounters a variety of characters, some of whom she can recruit to join her cause, while others present challenges and obstacles to her mission. Along the way, Lenneth must also deal with the consequences of her actions and the choices she makes, as they can affect the outcome of the Ragnarok and the fate of the world.
Throughout the game, players will explore various locations, recruit and train warriors, and engage in turn-based battles. The game is known for its unique battle system and its emphasis on character development and exploration.
What is the gameplay of VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH?
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is a role-playing game with elements of exploration, character development, and turn-based combat. The gameplay is divided into two main parts: exploration and combat.
During the exploration part of the game, players control Lenneth as she travels through various locations in the mortal world of Midgard, interacting with characters, completing quests, and recruiting fallen warriors to join her cause. Players can also find and equip items to improve Lenneth’s abilities, such as weapons and armor, as well as spells and abilities that can be used in combat.
The combat in Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is turn-based, with players selecting actions for their characters during each turn. The game features a unique battle system in which characters can attack from different angles, depending on their position on the battlefield. This allows for a high degree of strategy and positioning, as characters can attack from behind or from the side for increased damage.
More details on VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH battle system
In Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, the battle system is turn-based, with players selecting actions for their characters during each turn. The game features a unique system in which characters can attack from different angles, depending on their position on the battlefield. This allows for a high degree of strategy and positioning, as characters can attack from behind or from the side for increased damage.
During battle, players can select from a variety of actions for each character, including physical attacks, spells, and abilities. Each character has a set of skills and abilities that they can use in battle, and these can be customized and improved as they level up. Some abilities have special effects, such as increased critical hit chance or the ability to hit multiple enemies at once.
In addition to the standard attack and defense actions, players can also use special attacks called “Purify Weird Souls,” which are powerful attacks that use up a character’s accumulated “soul energy.” These skills can be customized and improved as the game progresses, allowing for a high degree of customization and strategy.
The battle system in Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is fast-paced and strategic, with a focus on positioning and the use of special abilities to turn the tide of battle.
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth offers a combination of exploration, character development, and strategic combat, with a focus on recruiting and training fallen warriors to prepare for the impending Ragnarok.
How do you get VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH?
Is VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH on PS4 and PS5?
VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH is available now for PS5 and PS4.
If you purchased the VALKYRIE ELYSIUM Digital Deluxe Edition, you can download it today – so go do that!
How much does VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH cost?
The game is also available to purchase as a standalone release on the PlayStation Store for US$19.99, so why not treat yourself to one extra holiday gift:
Is VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH on Switch?
Unfortunately, VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH is not available on Nintendo Switch. If you have a Nintendo Switch but no PlayStation system, just hope that it sells well enough on PS4 and PS5 to get a release of VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH to launch on Switch.
Is VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH on Steam or PC?
Sadly, VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH is not available on Steam. Only VALKYRIE ELYSIUM, the latest adventure in Square Enix, Inc. Norse mythology, is currently available on Steam. There’s no way to tell when or even if VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH will eventually officially launch on PC. It’s a shame, though, that PC players don’t have access to this incredible game. It would also be perfect for the Steam Deck.
Although it’s not officially available on PC, you can play VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH either using a PlayStation Emulator such as ePSXe or DuckStation, or a PSP emulator such as PPSSPP but don’t tell Square Enix Ltd.!
Is VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH on mobile devices (iOS or Android)?
Yes, VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH is available on both iOS and Android mobile devices. It’s a digital port of the PSP release with some in-app purchases in the form of cheats. The in-app purchases range from US$3.99 to US$9.99. The mobile version and digital version of VALKYRIE PROFILE: LENNETH cost US$9.99.
What are the sequels and spin-offs of VALKYRIE PROFILE LENNETH?
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is the first and original game in the Valkyrie Profile series, and it has spawned several sequels and spin-off games. Some of these include:
- Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria: This is a direct sequel to Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, and it features a new storyline and characters. It was released for the PlayStation 2 console in 2006.
- Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume: This spin-off game was released for the Nintendo DS in 2009, and it features a new storyline and gameplay mechanics. It is set in the same world as the main Valkyrie Profile games, but it follows the story of a different character.
- Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth (PSP): This is a remastered version of the original version of Valkyrie Profile, released for the PSP in 2006. It includes improved graphics, new content, and additional gameplay mechanics.
- Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin: This mobile game was released in 2016, and it is set in the same world as the Valkyrie Profile series. It features a new storyline and gameplay mechanics, and it is set before the events of the main Valkyrie Profile games.
- Valkyrie Profile: D’s report: This is a mobile game that was released in 2020, and it is a spin-off of the main Valkyrie Profile series. It features a new storyline and gameplay mechanics, and it is set in the same world as the main games.
- Valkyrie Elysium: In this new entry in the series released in September 2022, 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.
Overall, the Valkyrie Profile video games have a dedicated fan base and have spawned multiple sequels and spin-off games, each with its own unique storyline and gameplay mechanics.