Valkyrie Profile on Euro Nintendo DS this April

By Adam Riley 17.02.2009

Valkyrie Profile on Euro Nintendo DS this April on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Square Enix today announced VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume will be released in Europe and across PAL territories on 3rd April 2009 on Nintendo DS.

VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume is the next installment in the unique series of titles created by leading RPG developer tri-Ace (of Star Ocean and Radiata Stories fame). For the first time on the Nintendo DS, VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume, follows the story of the young soldier Wylfred, who seeks revenge against the valkyries since Lenneth took his father's life. Now he waits for an opportunity to strike back just as the future of Midgard is about to be decided in battle once again.

VALKYRIE PROFILE pushes the DS to its limits in terms of production and gameplay whilst delivering an amazing strategic RPG gaming experience. With an innovative tactical battle system, multiple game chapters and game endings, the future of Wylfred and Midgard is truly in the hands of the player.

"We are very pleased to bringing VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume to Europe. This new installment of the critically acclaimed VALKYRIE PROFILE series is perfectly suitable for portable gaming and we hope fans will enjoy its tactical gameplay and another engaging story."
- John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd.


The game's story revolves around a young soldier, Wylfred, who harbours a hatred for the Valkyries, especially Lenneth Valkyrie, who used his father as an Einherjar when he was ten years old. To seek revenge against the gods, he accepted power from Hel, the Queen of Niflheim, in the form of a black magic feather. In Midgard, however, the two princes of the Kingdom of Artolia are enthralled in a battle for succession to the throne, with neighbouring nations Villnore and Crell Monferaigne monitoring the situation, ready to strike at a moment's notice.

Key features include:

  • The Feather of Goddess - This is a vital key to how the story progresses and immensely powerful in battle situations. A hugely powerful artifact that causes mass effects to not only battles but the story line also
  • Multi-story system - An in-depth multi-story system in defining chapters. The outcome and direction of the story can change dramatically by your individual actions and choices in gunplay and in battle
  • Battle system - Further evolution of the battle system in the VP series! The battle system is now seen via the quarter view, allowing more in-depth attacks and combos combined with dynamic finishing moves and dazzling spells
  • Mutual Assistance system - This system allows allied characters to spontaneously join the battle, enabling you to surround your enemies and attack with maximum effect
  • Active Formation - Upon entering battle the "Active Formation" is formed allowing valuable bonuses for executed set-up formations.
  • Audio / Visual experience - Breath-taking graphics and effects that push the technical limits of the Nintendo DS. Epic cinematic cut scenes and events that create and set the scene and direction of the gameplay and story line.

Box art for Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume
Developer

Tri-Ace

Publisher

Square Enix

Genre

Strategy

Players

1

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