The first Valkyrie Profile game (not to be confused with SEGA’s Valkyria Chronicles) was developed by tri-Ace and published by Enix for the original PlayStation in 1999 for Japan and 2000 for North America. It was followed with a port to the PSP titled Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth as well as a two separate prequels on the Playstation 2 and Nintendo DS, respectively.
The gameplay seems to be the fairly standard turn-based RPG fare that Square Enix is perhaps best known for as shown in this gameplay video. Players traverse areas by moving between different points via tapping rather than the real-time movement that you would typically see in a classic turn-based RPG. Players encounter enemies on the map and enter into combat when they reach them rather than waiting for random battles to kick in as they move throughout the world.
Valkyrie Anatomia includes a degree of voice acting. This is not typical for most mobile releases, but Square Enix has taken to releasing their classics on mobile such as some of the earlier Final Fantasy games. They’ve also delved into creating mobile-specific content such as Lara Croft Go.
The game also includes all of the standard trappings of a mobile game you would expect to see including multiple different currencies and types of chests that you can unlock. Some of the turn-based RPG elements appear to have been simplified as well; your party shares a life bar and attacking primarily takes place through tapping on the characters.
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