The game (which is being published in North America by Xseed Games) drops players into a gigantic prison where they will control a team of up to seven characters, each of which can be controlled manually or left to their own devices. Valhalla Knights 3 features "200-plus quests and over 500 in-game items, weapons, armor and special goods" in its "over 40 hours of gameplay." Unlike the original Japanese release of Valhalla Knights 3, the North American iteration of the game will include online multiplayer in addition to ad hoc two player gameplay.
On debut Valhalla Knights 3 is slated to be available in both digital and physical disc incarnations, and should feature a $40 price tag regardless of which version you prefer.
Latest Entry in Action RPG Series to Launch Exclusively on PlayStation Vita in October
Torrance, Calif., (September 26, 2013) – XSEED Games, the independent-minded console publishing brand of Marvelous USA, Inc., today announced that the medieval action RPG title, Valhalla Knights 3, will launch on October 15 exclusively on the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system at an MSRP of $39.99, both as a retail physical release and as a digital download on the PlayStation®Store.
Valhalla Knights 3 drops players into a world filled with criminals, violence and distrust as they search for a long-lost legendary treasure in the ultimate hostile environment – the medieval prison Carceron, where the prisoners have built their own cruel society amongst the crumbling walls and wild grounds. Players first create a fully customizable main character and allied party members, choosing from one of seven races, including Human, Dwarf, Elf, Halfling, Machine, Beast and Nightmare, and from one of 20 job classes (7 basic job classes, 8 unlockable, and 5 available through downloadable content). These custom player characters can take on various quests, exploring the prison's filthy slums, lower dungeons, black markets, outer wildlands – and the infamous "Light District," where the castle's female shopkeepers and entertainers dwell.
As players journey through the game's world, they will constantly engage in action-heavy real-time battle, utilizing a diverse party of up to seven characters. Players control any one party member at a time, and can choose to either issue commands to their allies or switch characters on the fly and take command themselves. Defeating enemies and completing quests will grant the party loot, which characters can use to bolster their abilities and combat effectiveness. With 200-plus quests and over 500 in-game items, weapons, armor and special goods, Valhalla Knights 3 promises players over 40 hours of gameplay. For those who want to go beyond the single-player campaign, XSEED Games has added online connectivity on top of the game's original ad-hoc 2-player versus mode for its North American release, so North American fans can play against each other online no matter how far apart they are.
Valhalla Knights 3 was developed in Japan by MarvelousAQL Inc., and will be released by XSEED Games in North America exclusively for the PS®Vita on October 15, 2013. The North American release will be followed closely by a digital release in Europe, which XSEED will share details on shortly. More information on the title can be found on its newly launched website at www.valhallaknights3.com. For more information on XSEED Games products, please visit http://www.xseedgames.com. Fans can also follow XSEED Games on Facebook at www.facebook.com/XSEEDGames and Twitter at www.twitter.com/XSEEDGames. This title is rated M for Mature by the ESRB.
About Marvelous USA:
Marvelous USA, Inc. is the US-based publishing operation of MarvelousAQL Inc., overseeing its two North American divisions. XSEED Games, its brand and division for unique and innovative console, PC and handheld games, has been in operation since 2004. Marvelous Online, the company's brand dedicated to mobile and online social games, is an expansion of XSEED's mobile team thanks to acquisitions by Marvelous USA. Marvelous USA is a 100% wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based MarvelousAQL Inc., a publicly-traded company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. More information on Marvelous USA can be found at www.marvelous-usa.com, and XSEED Games can be found at http://www.xseedgames.com.