Valkyrie Profile coming to PSP, PS2

Square Enix is porting an old RPG to Sony's portable and developing a new game for the current-gen console.

Square Enix announced today that it is porting its 1999 PlayStation role-playing game, Valkyrie Profile, to the PSP. The game will be renamed Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, and it is slated for release in Japan on March 2.

Square Enix is also developing a new Valkyrie Profile for release on the PlayStation 2 in 2006, titled Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria. While information on the title is currently scarce, the latest issue of Shonen Jump reveals first details. The game will take place in the same world as the original Valkyrie Profile, albeit several hundred years earlier. The city of Dipan, which was a ruined realm in the original Valkyrie Profile, will be appearing as a prosperous kingdom. The magazine hints that Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria may reveal what led to the Dipan's downfall.

In Valkyrie Profile: Silmeria, the player takes the role of two characters named Silmeria and Alisha, who coexist within the same body. Silmeria is a Valkyrie and the younger sister of Lenneth, the hero of the original Valkyrie Profile. Alisha is the kindhearted princess of Dipan. As punishment for angering the god Odin, he traps Silmeria's soul into the body of Alisha, and the game tells their story.

Square Enix will open a teaser site for the two Valkyrie Profile games on December 12 at the currently dead URL http://www.square-enix.co.jp/vp/. Additional details on the games will be provided via updates on the site.

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ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I think I will buy this. It's stupid that it isn't a downloadable title on the Playstation store.

zopl_1
zopl_1

yes!!! ive been waiting for this game eversince the PS1 version and finally in PS2 :D lucky me still have the PS1 of these game and back-ups aswell...

Isual
Isual

great RPG, very time consuming to especially get the perfect ending. also, the bonus dungeon where i had to personally slay the strongest boss around 11 times to get "angel slayer".it was fun! Play Time: 26:32:12++ Lenneth's Level:93 didnt want to go 99.

Mithrilwind
Mithrilwind

Oooh, I'm excited for the sequel. I played the original one and was crazy enough to buy a used one at the crazy collector's price of $70. The seller was even nice enough to leave the receipt in the manual. He picked it up for $20. Bet that was a nice profit...

ariel_jr
ariel_jr

me parece garndioso , este era un gran rpg en PS1, asi que es una gran noticia , pero hubiera preferido una secuela del original en ves de una precuela, por que el juego original dejaba bastantes dudas en su final

ewjim
ewjim

Maybe this one will be good... Did't like VP on PS...

linegod85
linegod85

I played the original game although i never finished it. I'm looking forward to the latest version on PS2. While the remake on PSP, i don't really care, i don't like playing a remake except if it's FF VII. :lol:

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

The original was fantastic. Originally, I got it on a whim shortly after it was released since it looked interesting. Honestly, I enjoyed it much more than many current generation RPGs. I'd say it's up there with other greats like Xenogears, Chrono Trigger, and Final Fantastic VI. Of course, it all depends on your own tastes. There aren't enough good RPG sequels these days...

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Another RPG for the PS2 is definitely cool with me.

moonVIII
moonVIII

I am very excited to hear this news and I hope that they come to north America

Strike009
Strike009

ive heard great stuff about the original, but never picked it up since its SO DAMN EXPENSIVE every i go so this is wonderful news.

Xanog1
Xanog1

Wow, news about RPGs that are actually fun? I was under the impression that this month was all: Complain about SW:G and the NGE, because SOE ruined the game, just like EQ1.

dac917
dac917

Any new RPG is good news to me...bring it on!

Hooliganus13
Hooliganus13

Oooh yeah! I've loved the original VP for PS1! I can't wait to see it on my lovely PS2. Juz RULZZZ!

Dasro_Kast
Dasro_Kast

A VP sequel is excellent news. Here's to hoping they keep the same kick-ass battle system.

Smartiepants
Smartiepants

Great news - I hope they will do more ports, with improved graphics and maybe some new areas. Most classic PSX RPGs cost a fortune to get hold of nowdays, and the PSP needs more RPGs - it's a win-win situation.

Endru
Endru

another good RPG is on its way.

Neoreign
Neoreign

OMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ive waited for this for 6 Years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and its finally comeing true....................................THIS IS THE HAPPIEST FRECKEN DAY OF MY LIFE*sob* I`ve had the first one since it came out and ive loved it ever since. this game was the best rpg of 2000 had down and now it will do it all over again P.S. I wet my self just thinking about it

ClaudeLv250
ClaudeLv250

Er, Square-Enix isn't developing either VP game, tri-Ace is.

ccoutts
ccoutts

Nice.... how bout reissuing it like they did xenogears and cc for ps1.....gotta love that who backwards compatability thing everyone so likes to downplay!!!

Greatgone12
Greatgone12

Nice. The original was SOOOO underrated, so Lenneth and the other one will be awesome. I've always wondered what happened to Dipan.

Maigoyume
Maigoyume

i loved that move, nebelung valesti XD it was so cool

King9999
King9999

This is great news indeed! I'm more excited about the new VP game, because I'm a huge fan of the first game. In fact, it's my favourite RPG ever.

vgmkyle
vgmkyle

Im very excited.I thought Valkrie was gone.

SuperSkaJoe
SuperSkaJoe

Awesome. I could never get to play the original so this is really exciting.

XenonHID_VQ
XenonHID_VQ

Thank GOD!! Something on the PSP to look forward to...The RPGs out now looked lame anyways.

GunslingerMan
GunslingerMan

Ok now this is great news VP was a great game and it sold very well in Japan, hopefully this will be the first game that will start moving psp's .

Game_Jeremy
Game_Jeremy

*Wonders how they ruined Star Ocean.. oh wait they didn't*

Disgaeamad
Disgaeamad

i am SOOOOOOOOOOO getting this game"!!!

VFG
VFG

Hopefully Square can't ruin this classic like they did with Star Ocean.

SrLynx
SrLynx

VP is an excellent game all around soundtacks, gameplay, story etc. Hopefully we can get a psp US release of VP.

cruzthebeat
cruzthebeat

for you guys that have the original in spiderwebs.....man remember those freakin 9999999999999999999999999999989079876976979999999999999999 ................DAMAGE ATTACKS LOL man i think VP is the only RPG with the greatest health and damage LOL man i still have my VP profile in tip top shape homie...with D-Skins......cause damn that game is made of gold or something cause it sells for 100 or more

cruzthebeat
cruzthebeat

LOL tigght, i have the original for the PS, its a badass EXPERT RPG ill tell you that....and crazy attacks and battle system thats ******************************........i dont know, im freakin pumped, thats the onlt RPG that has me excited, other than FFVII for PS3......man it would have been crazy if VP was coming to PS3 instead of PS2.......cause VP is just a freakin beutiful game, and on the PS3? damn.....but i think they are keeping the same designand Look?, so thats why for PS2 i guess.

Carbopower
Carbopower

1000 hit combos, plenty of characters and nordic mithology... this is a very interesting rpg

tieed15
tieed15

This is great news, VP is a great game that deserves more press and fans. Alot of people looked passed it before, so perhaps this will give PSP and PS2 fans a taste of what they missed.

Nab33l
Nab33l

i am exciting again playstation's strike and kills microsoft . coool rpg i like it on ps2

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

yes!!! was looking for this game for awhile

Wolveric
Wolveric

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Wolveric
Wolveric

The ps1 version is a outstanding game, was different from the others games and the graphics was very good, the port will by a good choice. but what i really want is a new story, a new game n' new features (i want the ps2 game for my psp ;P) not the same game again, i have it for ps1!!!!. the game is really good so, i will like the port.

Game_Jeremy
Game_Jeremy

I've never played any of the Valkyrie games, its said that the final doungens in Star Ocean 3 hosted bosses from that series. Hopefully i can get the ps2 edition since i'm not a hand held type of person :p. (ps. i deafed all those barbarique bosses ;p)

DargusLacroix
DargusLacroix

ah, the Devil May Cry of rpgs has returned. this should be great for those of you whove never playe dthe original. however, it be a WHOLE lot better if theyd bring star ocean :second story back, complete with new animated sequences and more VO (which was great except for claudes, which was just ewww)

Hunter_Shuemais
Hunter_Shuemais

I had Valkyrie Profile in my game folder for years. A rare find in an EB Games used section, the discs were too scratched up to play, much to my disappointment. After investing in some resurfacing treatment, I was finally able to play the game ... and I can honestly say that I've never played a game like it anywhere. The novelty and originality of the title was amazing. The voice acting left a bit to be desired, but anyone who has ANY chance of playing the game should try it, be it for PS1 or PSP. You won't be disappointed.

scythe0925
scythe0925

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG.........yes, i am excited.

THF2
THF2

The original was a decent RPG with a great system which involved combos and air juggling. NIBILUNG VILESTI! (you'd understand that if you played the original)