tri-Ace has been hard at work with Infinite Undiscovery and Star Ocean 4, but who seriously would have thought that Valkyrie Profile, what some would define as the pinnacle of JRPGs, would see a DS iteration and be developed by tri-Ace themselves? I didn't believe it, of course, until now. Though very little is unknown about Valkyrie Profile: The Accused One in terms of battle system, the folks at Forever Fantasy have unearthed some new information regarding the game from this month's Jump Magazine complete with small scans (viewable below).
The game's main protagonist is a young soldier named Wilfred who has nothing but contempt for the gods and the Valkyries. Upon receiving a feather from Hel, Goddess of the Underworld, Wilfred is determined to use the feather to seek revenge against the gods and the Valkyries. Ansel is a close friend of Wilfred, and Elise is a girl from the underworld who seeks to help Wilfred in his quest for vengeance. The theme of the game is "Vengeance on the Gods", and the game sports an isometric look judging from the image with Elise speaking.
I don't know what to think about the game yet. Maybe after more information leaks out about its battle system and its place in the Valkyrie Profile timeline (spinoff, sidestory) things will become clearer. For now, though, I'm curious to know exactly how tri-Ace will make full use of the DS and what kind of RPG Valkyrie Profile DS will be. Will it sport a Revenant Wings/Heroes of Mana look? Who knows!
What do you think?
Update: Added full scan from V Jump