Meet The Playable Races Of Valhalla Knights 3

By Ishaan . September 18, 2013 . 4:30pm

Xseed have shared a new trailer for Valhalla Knights 3, their upcoming PlayStation Vita title, along with details of the game’s playable races. You can view the trailer and race information below:



The playable races in Valhalla Knights 3 are as follows:



As a species, humans are emotionally unstable, prone to deception and – thanks in part to their relatively brief lifespans – rather shortsighted. However, they’re also known for their persistence and adaptability, and those two factors combined have made them the most populous race in the world. Being generalists rather than specialists, humans can handle almost any job, though few of them are considered masters of any one job in particular.



Most other races consider elves callous and haughty, but only because elves see things differently. With their centuries of life experience, most elves develop a long and broad perspective, so much so that they often ignore the whims of those too young to understand. Their lofty mindset gives them a natural affinity for magic of all kinds, and their near-agelessness gives them a long physical prime as well.



With their diminutive stature and cherubic faces, halflings are often mistaken for children. But those who make that mistake – either by honest accident or in condescending laughter – often find themselves at the end of a slick blade or a clever trap. Without humanity’s numbers, elfkind’s magic or dwarfkind’s brawn, halflings have come to pride themselves on their quick hands and sharp wits instead. Many halflings turn their size to their advantage in stealth and thievery. Others employ their steady fingers on the string of an archer’s bow, keeping low and out of sight until the perfect, fatal shot.



Despite the loud, boisterous stereotype, most dwarves are generally calm, polite and focused on working toward their goals. If anyone or anything obstructs those goals, however, dwarves are capable of terrible fury, and their stocky frames hold enough compact power to unleash that fury in force. An industrious people without much care for magic, dwarves are at their best when making use of their endurance and brute strength. Many dwarves become fighters or soldiers, holding the line as few others can.



The origin of the beast race is shrouded in mystery. Some say they were created in a magical experiment, while others suppose they simply evolved in the wildlands. Wherever they came from, the beast people have made their mark on society. Each beast bears the grace and power of nature’s deadliest predators and takes great pride in every battle scar. Many of those scars come from their monthly mating period, when beasts of both genders are at their most ferocious. In addition to their natural physical talents, beasts are skilled with all types of weapons, though many prefer to fight with claws alone as Akatoki.



Nightmares are tall, frail beings with black or gray skin and pointed ears. Because of those ears, some call them “dark elves,” though any elf is quick to correct that. The two races have a long, unpleasant and largely secret history; few books reference the nightmares at all, and most of those that do are kept under lock and key. To the rest of the world’s races, nightmares are generally known as rare, mysterious loners. Few nightmares become frontline warriors, as they have little natural tolerance for physical pain. Instead, they employ their phenomenal spellcasting talents, striking foes dead from across the battlefield.



Do autonomous machines qualify as a race, or are they simply tools for other races to use? Scholars and layfolk alike have debated that question and others like it since the first machine rose from its slab. Regardless, anyone with the knowledge can build a machine, whether in a royal foundry or a common scrapyard. Most new machines are clumsy and slow, as any flesh-and-blood infant would be, but have the potential for impressive growth through upgrades and care. Because their metal limbs can take more stress than organic bones, machines are uniquely suited to wield heavy firearms and have their own job, known simply as “automaton,” specifically designed to do so.


Valhalla Knights 3 is slated for release in North America this October.

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  • Bunzi

    Video games have some of the least inspired playable races nowadays. What’s the point in having a “Beast” or something as outrageous sounding as a “nightmare” if they’re just going to be a slightly discolored/funny eared human?

    • biskmater

      Perhaps for the sake of having a single basic frame? But go ahead and make your own game, then you can fill it with all the six-armed mantises and single-footed birds you want.

      • DyLaN

        Sounds like Spore.

    • Warboss Aohd

      lazy art design

    • DyLaN

      Let me introduce you to Pipin.

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    I do like the selection. That a plus and character customization looks good from what I seen in past trailers.

  • Rohan Kishibe

    How is this still a series…

  • Hope we get the extras Japan got

  • leingod

    Previous games were… dissapointing. Hope third’s a charm for the series. Oh, and I hope they don’t remove the naughty bits for the western version either.

    • Vash bane

      I enjoyed the first game til I noticed that after taking so many beating by mister im a draculi. and finally beating him only to find out he was the final boss was disappointing because I liked the game but it was really short I admit I had to stop trying to beat it and train up then re-challenge him(lol) but yeah never played 2 so I have no input “ahem” what naughty bits?

      • leingod

        Oh, you didn’t know? Yo ass better caaaall….

        *ahem* OK, bad reference.

        VK3 has some shopkeeper girls you can recruit by dating and … groping, using the Vita’s touchscreen.

        • Vash bane

          O_O woah um ….lol

          I have no idea what that reference is from sorry :(

          • leingod

            Oh, guess you’re not a wrestling fan then.

  • Croix Zapp

    Are there any jap reviews? wonder if this game is good since the previous ones ain’t that good. but since there’s not much games for vita, i might try this out

    • Syn

      “Jap” is a derogatory term dude, just a heads up.

      • Croix Zapp

        i see. thanks for the heads up anyways

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