The upgraded PSP version of the first installment in the Valkyrie Profile series, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, will be released in September on modern platforms.
Earlier this year Sony held a PlayStation State of Play event to show gamers games from various publishers, especially from Square Enix. One of the most surprising announcements was the reveal of a new game in the Valkyrie Profile series called Valkyrie Elysium. With the return of the series, it seems likely that many of the old Valkyrie Profile titles will be coming to modern consoles, as evidenced by the first game in the series coming to the latest PlayStation systems.
The first Valkyrie Profile game was released on the PlayStation in 1999, to both commercial and critical success. This led to the game receiving an upgrade in 2006, which was released on the PlayStation Portable as Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. This is the only Valkyrie Profile game that has been re-released, with the other installments only available on the consoles they originally launched. Fans looking to experience the series’ origins will be able to try an upgraded version for PS4 and PS5 this September.
After the latest trailer for Valkyrie Elysium revealed the release date, the collectible version for the game has also been revealed. This version of the game includes typical perks and gifts such as an art book, a soundtrack and an acrylic standee. Included with this edition of the collection is a download code for Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, which expires in 2024. This PSP port will also be sold separately on PS4 and PS5, released on the same day as Valkyrie Elysium, ie September 28, 2022.
Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth will retain all of the original content and gameplay from the PSP game, but will be brought to HD graphics. The game will also be released worldwide, with the same release date in all regions. Unlike Valkyrie Elysium which will be released on PlayStation and PC, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth will only be available on PS4 and PS5.
Although limited to PlayStation systems, this port shows that Square Enix is focusing on helping develop the Valkyrie Profile series more. Perhaps if both Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth and Valkyrie Elysium do well, fans could see old favorites in the series like Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria relaunch, as it’s a prequel that was re-released. builds upon the first game and has been stuck on the PS2 since 2006.
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