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Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth Now Available on iOS and Android

The PSP Port makes its way onto mobile.

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Valkyrie Profile returns.

The original Valkyrie Profile title debuted on PlayStation in 2000 (1999 in Japan). A tale of a valkyrie who recruits the souls of the dead (Einharjar) to fight in the final battle of the world, her memories and beliefs become conflicted. Between the master she swears loyalty to and the companions she meets, memories stir and feelings rise, giving force to an epic story that goes beyond recruitment and fealty.

Valkyrie Profile is a dark story. People die, some in horrific ways. If you’re familiar with the manga Berserk, Valkyrie Profile draws heavy influence from the series. The title was originally created by the Star Ocean team at Tri-Ace. The soundtrack was composed by Motoi Sakuraba, who was known for Golden Sun, Tales, and Star Ocean. Sakuraba later composed games such as Baten Kaitos, Eternal Sonata, and Dark Souls. It blends orchestral music with progressive rock, a style Sakuraba is known for.

What does it play like?

Valkyrie Profile is a turn-based JRPG. Your options include attack, magic, healing, and so forth. Each character has a different class, many of which include familiar territory for RPG fans. What makes Valkyrie Profile unique, however, is its combo system. You attack in turns, but can also save one character’s turn for another action when needed. If you choose to go all-out, you can juggle an enemy repeatedly with your combos and finish them with an ultimate.

Valkyrie Profile

If you’re familiar with mobile JRPGs, you might have played this game before.

Valkyrie Profile is unique in that the game takes place entirely in 2D. With its beautifully animated sprites, your progression involves flying around an overworld and crawling through dungeons. In towns, you play through in 2D similar to Zelda II or Castlevania II on NES. When you explore dungeons, it’s all side-scrolling action. Monsters are encountered on the field, roaming around as malicious, black blobs. You can either swing at them for a pre-emptive strike or freeze them. You can then avoid the creatures or use them as platforms. This in turn can help you explore and find new treasure hidden away in a hard-to-reach gap.

Lenneth.

The reason it’s called Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth is because of the PSP re-release of the game. As Valkyrie Profile 2 was subtitled “Silmeria” – another major character – the first game features Lenneth, the main protagonist of the first. Featuring FMV cutscenes and a redone translation, it was otherwise a straight-up emulation of the game. This is largely the same version of the PSP title. You can check out more of the changes here. This site also covers new additions for the mobile release, featuring save anywhere options.

Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth features multiple endings and even a secret, postgame dungeon. Depending on your actions, you can get the best ending and recruit all characters you need for the Seraphic Gate dungeon. However, these elements are all carefully hidden and not explained well in the game. It is highly recommended that you look up a guide. Learn how to get the best ending, even if it’s not on your first playthrough.

Be sure to check out Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth on the App Store and Google Play today!

Thanks for reading our coverage on Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth. Have you played before? Or is this your first time entering the series? Let us know in the comments!

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