Valhalla Knights 3’s Dark Story Sometimes Only Gives Players Bad Choices To Pick From

By Sato . May 10, 2013 . 3:05am


Valhalla Knights 3 features shady towns with hostesses on every corner, not to mention female characters running around in bikini armor. All these temptations and more might lead you into making some “bad” choices. Marvelous AQL producer Yoshifumi hashimoto and writer Harutoshi Fukui talk about the decision making factor in Valhalla Knights 3.



Valhalla Knights 3’s theme will have a lot of “evil” going on. It will leave people wondering if they or others  are doing right or wrong. Hashimoto asked Fukui about his thoughts on what makes a story. According to Fukui, he believes that it’s not one’s view of the world or theme that mainly interests players in a story, but it’s more about wondering who will be doing what.


These situations are often only limited to several patterns. That’s where Valhalla Knights 3 split those paths according to certain motives, leaving the player asking themselves “What’s the best thing to do right now?”, which will create a drama of the player’s own suspense to the storyline, based on their own decisions.


Valhalla Knights 3 will be an action game with the flow of an RPG and it will be heavy on story elements. “Evil” will play a theme where players will have to face decisions that can change the outcome of what happens next. Hashimoto says, “There might be occasions where the player is thrown in a situation where they only have bad choices to pick from. It will be up to the players to either give into the darkness or avoid what seems to be the worst choice, as they advance through the game.”



Hashimoto believes that having such choices will create an internal conflict on what kind of character the player wants  to be. He reiterates, “Taking the first step in the story is easy, but there will also be steps that will put you in such conflicts, where I believe some people will even create multiple save datas depending on what kind of choices they’d like to make.”


When most players start the game, they will likely have an idea on what type of decisions they’ll be making for the entire game. However, Hashimoto believes that the nature of the game might actually get someone who starts with good intent, might change their minds halfway through and start picking the more ‘evil’ decisions.



As a bonus, Marvelous AQL have included a trailer at the 9:33 mark of the video. The message behind the trailer is “Will you sink into evil or will you manage to carry through with your own faith? The strength of your heart will be tested.”


Valhalla Knights 3 comes out on May 23 in Japan and is slated for release this fall in North America for PlayStation Vita.

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  • landlock

    I haven’t tried the series since the original which I felt was really very boring. If it gets pretty good reviews I may give it ago.

    • TheExile285

      “If it gets pretty good reviews-”


  • Takui Nanao

    seems good

  • Lester Rat

    Seems interesting if the concept is well implemented on the game. That could give another chance for the series.

  • Pockystix

    as long as it’s not a “forced renegade” scenario, I’m ok with making decisions that can be difficult.

  • Kalis Konig

    The Vita is a really amazing looking handheld with a nice library in the works. Now if only Sony would do something about those absurd memory card prices so I can join in on the fun.

    • Sekai-jin

      I got a Vita, but my memory card purchase, the 4GB version is all I need. I usually go for physical game, so there is enough space for me.

      But if you into downloadable game, or planning to store many songs or videos then I can see the problem. For me, I just put songs and videos inside my phone, and I bring both whenever I go out.

      • Kalis Konig

        hmmm I have been under the impression that each physical game had a required install. If this is false I just may pick up one sooner then I thought.

        • yo1234

          it does install but the installation is minimal. in my 4gb i have 4 physical games and about 5 psp games i think. 5 or 4. and the physical games reinstall on every memory card you have regardless of whether you play the game on those cards.. so it’s probably anywhere between kb-2mb per game. or else that would be a serious problem since it would mean that the vita can only play a set number of games.

  • I will sink into evil for sexy ladies

    • ShadowDivz

      *wipes away tear and slowly nods*
      Into the darkness we go my friend.

    • yo1234

      Yes. i will also. as will most people even if theyre too ashamed to admit it. But i’ll be ahead of the game since i’m going to be evil right out of the gate. probably.

  • TheExile285

    The trailer is old one >_>

  • TheExile285

    Is no one else bothered by how little of this game they are showing? Its almost like they want to hide it….

  • Göran Isacson

    Choices which are really just about picking the lesser of two evils sound pretty intriguing, I must admit. Most developers just give you an “asshole” choice and a “saint” choice. Having a choice that will leave SOMEONE unhappy no matter what could be pretty cool.

  • Vash bane

    eh? isn’t that the same trailer from last time? and the time before that?

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