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Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria

Genre: RPG
Developer/Publisher: tri-Ace/Square-Enix
Platform: PS2
Players: 1 (2 players for battles)
Japan Release Date: 22 June 2006
US (NTSC) Release Date: 26 September 2006
EU (PAL) Release Date: 7 September 2007
Official Sites: Japan | North America | Europe

The Valkyrie Profile Series is based around Norse Mythology, in Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria you play as the main character Alicia. She is the princess of Dipan whom has being forced to live far from the castle in exile by decree of her father King Barbarossa. On top of this Alicia shares her body with the soul of Valkyrie Silmeria which makes Alicia appear as she is going mad as she often appears to be talking to herself. Silmeria however is hiding from her master Odin as she refuses to return to Valhalla. Although Odin is bound to find Silmeria eventually and try bring her home, forcibly if necessary. On top of this Dipan is conducting dangerous research which too is incurring the rather of lord Odin.

The battles are now in a large area of action combat, a little similar to Final Fantasy XII where you can move in live environment, dash towards your enemies, split up your party and even break apart your enemies one by one.

The game features similar gameplay to Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth in that movement between towns/dungeons etc takes place on a 2D platform where usage of Magic Crystals and Jumping is the key to moving forward. Although now the period & time feature is gone, and new elements such as powerful Seal stones lie in wait to give you benefits in battle if manipulated to your advantage.

Much has changed from Lenneth while the game still holds many unique traits to stand apart from most other RPGs.

Can Alicia save her homeland from the wrath of the gods?
Will Silmeria's assistance be more of a hindrance or assistance to the party as the gods are also trying to return her home?
All this and more like in wake of this epic adventure!

Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria - English Trailer