Square Enix confirms mobile-only Valkyrie Profile game with teaser trailer

Square Enix have released a short teaser for the recently announced Valkyrie Anatomia, and confirm it will be a mobile game.

Square Enix recently announced they would be returning to the Valkyrie Profile series with Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin, and have since released a short teaser trailer which confirmed that, as suspected, the title will be a mobile game.

Details are scarce at this stage, but we do know it will be an RPG like its predecessors, that the story will take place before the events of the first Valkyrie Profile, and that Motoi Sakuraba will return to compose the soundtrack. The game is set to see a release in Japan within the Spring 2016 window, although a concrete date or a window for other regions has yet to be announced.

Given the series' following, this latest announcement will likely get a mixed reception. On the one hand, news that the series will be getting a new entry will excite many; however, some are likely to be disappointed by Square Enix's decision to make the title a mobile game. Of course, it could be the case that Square Enix is simply trying to gauge interest in the franchise, with a future console or handheld release planned should it do well.

Valkyrie Profile became something of a cult classic with its release on the original PlayStation and received high praise for its unique turn-based combat system, heavy narrative themes, and its successful fusion of RPG and 2D side-scrolling plaformer elements. It has since spawned two sequels and received an enhanced port on the PSP.

You can see the teaser trailer for Valkyrie Anatomia: The Origin below. But unless you speak Japanese, you probably won't get much out of it.

What are your thoughts on the announcement? Excited to see a new Valkyrie Profile game being released? Think releasing it solely on mobile platforms is a bad move? Let us know in the comments below.

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Published Apr. 15th 2016

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