Valhalla Knights 3, an RPG that revolves entirely around escaping from a prison, is coming to PlayStation Vita on October 15, publisher Xseed Games announced today.
“Ever notice how often JRPG Heroes land in jail?” localization lead Ryan Graff mused on a PlayStation Blog post. “It’s like a rule; the heroes can mow down any number of guards or soldiers (or monsters, or ancient cosmic horrors), but if anyone ever yells, ‘You’re under arrest!’ or ‘Take them away!’ or even just ‘Freeze!,’ then the heroes have to drop their weapons and assume the position. Of course, they almost never stay in jail for long.
“Usually, someone lets them out, or they find a secret passage, or they overpower their one inept guard, and then it’s just a short walk to the box with all their stuff in it, if the guards even took their stuff in the first place. Of course, you couldn’t have a whole RPG where the heroes stay in prison…or could you?”
That is the very premise of Valhalla Knights 3, which throws players into a medieval prison called Carceron (incarcerate, get it?), a former fortress turned jailhouse.
Valhalla Knights features fully customizable player-characters, including their name, gender, appearance, voice, race, and job class. (For a better look, check out the character class video embedded below). In addition, players can also romance and recruit characters of both genders over the course of their escape-adventure, which is the center of the title’s battle system: party-vs-party brawls. Players can control up to seven characters at once for 7-on-7 battles.
Valhalla Knights 3 will be priced at $39.99 when the title launches October 15 exclusively for PlayStation Vita.