The newly formed company that localized Wild Arms 4 and Shadow Hearts: From the New World announced their next project and it’s the PSP RPG, Valhalla Knights. Developed by Marvelous Interactive in Japan, Valhalla Knights appears to be more of a medieval fantasy RPG than the wave of Fan-Fi RPGs. You have your races (humans, elves, halflings, dwarves) and classes (fighter, mage, ninja, anchor?) set within castle walls. Valhalla Knights has a real time fighting system where you can switch between your six party members. One of the coolest features in Valhalla Knights is network play. You can team up with a friend and take on 30 co-op missions. Each player controls three of the six party members in co-op quests. Or if you’re the competitive type you can battle it out with a friend in versus mode. Players can wager items and then compete in a winner takes all duel. Valhalla Knights has a scheduled release for Q1 in 2007 and we’re going to have more details about the game in the near future.

 

Check below for screenshots of Valhalla Knights and some details about the story.

Story details:

A place that was forgotten from history, where humans, elves, dwarfs, halflings and other various races lived together in harmony…it was a paradise, surrounded by deep green forests and crystal clear streams.

 

However, the roar of the demons tore apart their peaceful lives.  It was the return of the Dark Lord, the previous ruler of the land, which sparked a new round of battles which would eventually encompass all the races.

 

After years of fierce fighting, the Dark Lord was sealed away by the hands of the hero, Rastul.  But from the blood of the demons, the land had been cursed and the sky lost its light.  The cursed land entrapped the people, making every waking moment feel like an eternity.  Eventually the land once known as a paradise came to be known as “The Cursed Land.”

 

One day, a youth wakes up in this land.  In this land full of despair, the youth searches for his/her lost memory.  What lies ahead are the discovery of his/her memories and the future of this forsaken land.

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