Europe gets Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume for DS soon

While we found out that the latest Valkyrie Profile title, Covenant of the Plume, would be coming to US shores earlier this month, we were still left hanging about its future in Europe — there had been no official announcement. Today tactical RPG fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because Square-Enix has confirmed that the title will be coming to Europe and other PAL territories in Spring of 2009 for the Nintendo DS.

I have to be honest — while I have several Valkyrie Profile games, I have actually never played any of them yet, due to the too many games problem that pretty much all of us are currently suffering from. Anyone a big fan of them, and if so which is your favorite?

SQUARE ENIX ANNOUNCES VALKYRIE PROFILE: COVENANT OF THE PLUME FOR EUROPE AND PAL TERRITORIES

London (24th November 2008) – Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of Square Enix® interactive entertainment products in Europe and other PAL territories, today announces that VALKYRIE PROFILE®: Covenant of the Plume™ will be released across PAL territories in Spring 2009, exclusively on the Nintendo DS™ handheld system.

VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume is the next installment in this unique series of titles created by leading RPG developer tri-Ace. Brought for the first time to the Nintendo DS, VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume follows the story of the young soldier Wylfred, who seeks retaliation against the valkyries since Lenneth took his father’s life. Now he waits for an opportunity to strike back just as the future of Midgard is about to be decided in battle once again.

VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume pushes the limits of the Nintendo DS to its limits in terms of production and game-play whilst delivering an amazing strategic RPG gaming experience. With an innovative tactical battle system, multiple game chapters and game endings, the future of Wylfred and Midgard is truly in the hands of the player.

John Yamamoto, president and chief executive officer of Square Enix Ltd. comments, “We are delighted to bringing a new installment to Europe of the critically acclaimed Valkyrie Profile series. We hope fans will enjoy the captivating story of VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume on their Nintendo DS.”

About VALKYRIE PROFILE: Covenant of the Plume

Story
The protagonist is a young soldier, Wylfred, who harbours a hatred for the Valkyries, especially Lenneth Valkyrie, who used his father as an Einharjar when he was ten years old. To seek revenge against the gods, he accepted power from Hel, the Queen of Niflheim, in the form of a black magic feather. In Midgard, however, the two princes of the Kingdom of Artolia are enthralled in a battle for succession to the throne, with neighboring nations Villnore and Crell Monferaigne monitoring the situation, ready to strike at a moment’s notice.

Features

• The Feather of Goddess – This is a vital key to how the story progresses and immensely powerful in battle situations
A hugely powerful artefact that causes mass effects to not only battles but the story line also
• Multi-story system – An in-depth mult-story system in defining chapters
The outcome and direction of the story can change dramatically by your individual actions and choices in gamplay and in battle!
• Battle system – Further evolution of the battle system in the VP series!
The battle system is now seen via the quarter view, allowing more in-depth attacks and combos combined with dynamic finishing moves and dazzling spells!
• Mutual Assistance system – This system allows allied characters to spontaneously join the battle, enabling you to surround your enemies and attack with maximum effect!
• Active Formation – Upon entering battle the “Active Formation” is formed allowing valuable bonuses for executed set-up formations.
• Audio / Visual experience. – Breath taking graphics and effects that push the technical limits of the DS.
Epic cinematic cut scenes and events that create and set the scene and direction of the gameplay and story line

About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix) with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan’s best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST® which has sold over 46 million units worldwide – under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.

About Square Enix Ltd.
Located in London, Square Enix Ltd. handles operations in Europe and other PAL territories including sales, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix Ltd. can be found on the Internet at https://www.square-enix.com

DRAGON QUEST, FINAL FANTASY, SQUARE ENIX and the SQUARE ENIX logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. VALKYRIE PROFILE and COVENANT OF THE PLUME are registered trademarks or trademarks of Square Enix Co., Ltd in the United Kingdom and/or other countries. NINTENDO DS IS A TRADEMARK OF NINTENDO. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Square Enix Limited is a company registered in England & Wales under the number 3679704 whose registered office is Castle House, 37-45 Paul Street, London EC2A 4LS.

Colette Bennett