Valkyrie Profile has made it to mobile devices.
Square ENIX, best known for their RPG series such as Final Fantasy, Kingdom Hearts, and Dragon Quest, have released Valkyrie Profile (also known as Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth) to Android and iOS devices. The original game came out in 1999, and while it did not gain the immense following of the Final Fantasy or Kingdom Hearts series, it had a dedicated cult following upon its release.
Square ENIX stated that the mobile remake will cost $16. In the mobile version of the game, there are plenty of in-app purchases. However, thanks to modern technology, you won’t be racing to a save point like we all did as kids before we had to turn off the game. There are autosave functions and the ability to manually save anywhere.
The game centers on Lenneth, a former human-turned-Valkyrie. The player has to assemble a party of people to fight in the coming Ragnarok in Valhalla. Lenneth is also trying to discover what happened to her during her time as a human. While the graphics have vastly improved over the 1999 version of the game, the introduction of in-app purchases such as boosters may drive away fans of the original game.
Getting the best ending means challenging yourself.
One of the interesting aspects of the game is to send your heroes (the Einherjar) and artifacts up to Odin and Freya. The game is divided into eight chapters, which are further divided into periods. The heroes and artifacts you send to Odin and Freya will determine Lenneth’s evaluation level at the end of each chapter. A higher level means better rewards, while a lower level means progression towards the worst ending (Ending C). Getting the best ending (Ending A) will require you to play on Hard Mode. On Hard Mode, every Einherjar you recruit starts off at level 1 and the enemies hit a lot harder.
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