Valhalla Knights 3 due out October in North America
posted on 09.18.13 at 12:06 PM EDT by (@salromano)
XSEED details action RPG's seven playable races.

Valhalla Knights 3, Marvelous AQL’s medieval action RPG, will launch for PS Vita in North America next month, XSEED Games has confirmed.

Additionally, the company detailed the game’s selection of playable races, each which have their own strengths that predispose them to certain jobs.

  • Humans – As a species, humans are emotionally unstable, prone to deception, and – thanks in part to their relatively brief lifespans – rather shortsighted. However, they’re also known for their persistence and adaptability, and those two factors combined have made them the most populous race in the world. Being generalists rather than specialists, humans can handle almost any job, though few of them are considered masters of any one job in particular.
  • Elves – Most other races consider elves callous and haughty, but only because elves see things differently. With their centuries of life experience, most elves develop a long and broad perspective, so much so that they often ignore the whims of those too young to understand. Their lofty mindset gives them a natural affinity for magic of all kinds, and their near-agelessness gives them a long physical prime as well.
  • Halflings – With their diminutive stature and cherubic faces, halflings are often mistaken for children. But those who make that mistake — either by honest accident or in condescending laughter — often find themselves at the end of a slick blade or a clever trap. Without humanity’s numbers, elfkind’s magic, or dwarfkind’s brawn, halflings have come to pride themselves on their quick hands and sharp wits instead. Many halflings turn their size to their advantage in stealth and thievery. Others employ their steady fingers on the string of an archer’s bow, keeping low and out of sight until the perfect, fatal shot.
  • Dwarves – Despite the loud, boisterous stereotype, most dwarves are generally calm, polite, and focused on working toward their goals. If anyone or anything obstructs those goals, however, dwarves are capable of terrible fury, and their stocky frames hold enough compact power to unleash that fury in force. An industrious people without much care for magic, dwarves are at their best when making use of their endurance and brute strength. Many dwarves become fighters or soldiers, holding the line as few others can.
  • Beasts – The origin of the beast race is shrouded in mystery. Some say they were created in a magical experiment, while others suppose they simply evolved in the wildlands. Wherever they came from, the beast people have made their mark on society. Each beast bears the grace and power of nature’s deadliest predators, and takes great pride in every battle scar. Many of those scars come from their monthly mating period, when beasts of both genders are at their most ferocious. In addition to their natural physical talents, beasts are skilled with all types of weapons, though many prefer to fight with claws alone as Akatoki.
  • Nightmares – Nightmares are tall, frail beings with black or gray skin and pointed ears. Because of those ears, some call them “dark elves,” though any elf is quick to correct that. The two races have a long, unpleasant, and largely secret history; few books reference the nightmares at all, and most of those that do are kept under lock and key. To the rest of the world’s races, nightmares are generally known as rare, mysterious loners. Few nightmares become frontline warriors, as they have little natural tolerance for physical pain. Instead, they employ their phenomenal spellcasting talents, striking foes dead from across the battlefield.
  • Machines – Do autonomous machines qualify as a race, or are they simply tools for other races to use? Scholars and layfolk alike have debated that question, and others like it, since the first machine rose from its slab. Regardless, anyone with the knowledge can build a machine, whether in a royal foundry or a common scrapyard. Most new machines are clumsy and slow, as any flesh-and-blood infant would be, but have the potential for impressive growth through upgrades and care. Because their metal limbs can take more stress than organic bones, machines are uniquely suited to wield heavy firearms, and have their own job, known simply as “automaton,” specifically designed to do so.

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  • Rudy Soto

    What is with all these october releases?!

  • Yuri4prez

    I hope Killzone Mercenary is a start of a great run of games for Vita. Pre ordered this, YS, and FFx/x-2. Lets keep the good games rolling!

  • 武神水樹

    All extras please

  • Lester Rat

    I love XSEED and I will get the game, but one thing is for certain: they need to improve the quality of their trailers. The trailer has what, 5 seconds of gameplay? No game features explained? It is difficult to guess even that it is an action RPG.

    While it is difficult to increase considerably the audience of a niche game, a good trailer could help a lot.

    • Yuri4prez

      Agreed, but if you are talking about you seeing some gameplay, I watched a 17 or so minute gameplay video that is on this very site.

      • Lester Rat

        I know there are plenty of gameplay videos. However, to many people, this trailer may be the only thing they will see before deciding the game is not interesting.

        You know that most people will come across articles about niche games, watch the trailer and judge if it is worth looking further or not. And this trailer is not very encouraging for someone who is just seeing this game for the first time.

    • Budgiecat

      Thats just the current style of Japanese trailers – hide s much gameplay as possible and pad it with anything else. Its annoying but I dont see it changing

  • croix

    no love for Europeans *sigh*

  • TheExile285

    October is gonna be all about Rune Factory 4 and November will be all about Ys Celceta for me so this is gonna have to wait.

  • $30632660

    They should release a demo for this game because it is in no shape or form a proven series, the Wii game in this series was dogshit, and I regret having bought it day 1. I ignored the reviews, gave the game the benefit of the doubt, and got burned for it.

    I implore people to not get this game Day 1 and to trust the reviews because I doubt the reviewers would be paid to give it a good score, unlike a game like GTAV where reviewers definitely got that money in the bank from giving the game a perfect score.

    If the game turns out to actually be good, I will spread the word.

    • Elvick

      Reviewers aren’t exactly the best to go off for niche games. Other gamers are. And I don’t mean those trolls who never played the game, but know how much it “sucks” and only cite reviews to “prove” how much it sucks.

      I didn’t really like the Wii game in the series either, and that’s the only one I’ve played. But, reviewers aren’t the people to look to for knowing whether this’ll be worth playing.

      A lot of niche games that score badly I liked or loved. White Knight Chronicles (both of them) come to mind.

      I don’t expect this to be great, but it could be a flawed game that’s still worth playing if you’re interested in it. Like many niche games tend to be.

  • Warboss Aohd

    what day?