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    Valkyrie Elysium characters Armand, Kristoffer, Taika, and more detailed

    Another look into the Einherjar.

    Square Enix released new details about Valkyrie Elysium and its characters including Armond, Kristoffer, and Taika. The action RPG’s battle system was detailed as well.

    The latest details from Square Enix are available below via Gematsu:

    ■ Characters
    Armand (voiced by Harry McEntire in English, Natsuki Hanae in Japanese)
    “I’m out here looking for something, despite the world being in the state it is.”
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    A male human whom Valkyrie encountered in Midgard. He appears to be searching for something in the collapsing world, despite not knowing exactly what it is he seeks.
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    ■ Einherjar
    Einherjar
    Einherjar are spirits that serve Valkyrie. In this title, the story revolves around the dynamics between Valkyrie and Einherjar. In battle, they fight alongside Valkyrie, and play a supporting role, assisting in combos and imbuing elements while summoned. By using Einherjar skillfully, players can gain the advantage in battle.
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    Kristoffer (voiced by Cassie Bradley in English, Maaya Uchida in Japanese)
    “It is the duty of the strong to look out for those who cannot defend themselves.”
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    An Einherjar specializing in spear combat. Before her death, she was the princess of South Lucarda.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Valkyrie Elysium
    Taika (voiced by Safiyya Ingar in English, Saori Hayami in Japanese)
    “It is me, though my mind is utterly lost, crippled by regret.”
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    An Einherjar who wields magic. She was once a Guardian who protected her motherland with magic.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Valkyrie Elysium
    ■ Battle System
    Summoning Einherjar
    The soul gauge will fill up when the player collects items and/or blue souls. Use the energy stored in your soul gauge to summon an Einherjar. When summoned, the Einherjar grants their elemental properties to Valkyrie, strengthening her attacks.
    —While the Valkyrie is under the effects of an Einherjar’s elements, the color of her body will change.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Divine Arts
    These are special attacks learned by obtaining scrolls from treasure chests. Once these Divine Arts are equipped, they can be utilized by consuming charge out of the arts gauge, which fills up from items and landing combos. Each Divine Art has an associated element; using these to exploit an enemy’s weakness may provide an advantage in battle.
    —While an Einherjar is summoned, Divine Arts with the same element will be strengthened as well.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    —“Nibelung Valesti” is an ultimate attack only granted to Valkyries.
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    Fire
    —Fire Storm
    Conjures a fire storm from underneath the target.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Lightning
    —Lightning Bolt
    Fires a bolt of lightning at target. Also damages other enemies near target.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Ice
    —Hail Shot
    Fires five shots of magic-infused hail.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Earth
    —Mortal Suppression
    An earth magic attack that concentrates the caster’s power into a target, drawing nearby enemies towards it.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Holy
    —Extreme Void
    Creates a holy sword that strikes from below to launch the enemy into the air.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Void
    —Heal
    Restores the Valkyrie’s health gauge.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Darkness
    —Punishment Blast
    A javelin formed of darkness that rains down from the sky and explodes on impact.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Soul Chain
    Soul Chain allows for the player to extend a wire to a point in the distance to travel quickly. Not only will this allow the player to go where a simple jump cannot reach, but it can be utilized to quickly move in on an enemy.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Combos
    Landing an attack on an enemy will increase the combo gauge; land another attack before the gauge is emptied to maintain the combo. By continuously accumulating combos, the arts gauge will fill up, enabling the player to utilize Divine Arts.
    —Aerial combos are great for attacking enemies without worrying about their counter-attack, plus there’s a better chance of item drops.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Weapons
    Up to two weapons can be equipped simultaneously, and they can be swapped depending on the enemies you face or your personal playstyle preference. Players can raise the level of weapons by enhancing them, increasing the attack power and / or unlocking new attacks. Furthermore, once the weapon reaches a certain level, the player can attach runes to them, which will enhance offensive or defensive power.
    —Alfodr (straight sword)
    A sword bestowed by the All-Father Odin.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    —Baleygr (spear)
    A beautiful white spear imbued with the power of the gods.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    —Bolverkr (rapier)
    A slim sword which excels in attack speed.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    —Herteitr (double-edged spear)
    A long polearm that is good for continuous attacks or for throwing.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Acquiring Skills
    Acquiring skills enhances and unlocks Valkyrie’s abilities and actions. Various effects, categorized as offensive, defensive, and supportive, can be customized to suit the player’s playstyle.
    —If an enemy’s attack is guarded at the right moment, a slow effect occurs and a large amount of souls are dropped.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    —Various skills can be learned.
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    Valkyrie Elysium
    Vingolf
    At a training ground called Vingolf, Valkyrie can summon enemies that have been purified in the past and train against them.
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    Valkyrie Elysium

    Valkyrie Elysium releases September 29 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Lastly, the PC (Steam) version releases November 11.

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    Raul Ochoa, a.k.a. Soul Kiwami, is the Deputy Editor in Chief of Final Weapon. With a passion for the Japanese gaming industry, Raul is a huge fan of Nintendo Switch, PC hardware, JRPGs and fighting/action games. business email: soul@finalweapon.net

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