Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume coming to DS in spring

Promises to push DS to its limits

Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume coming to DS in spring

Square Enix has confirmed DS game Valkyrie Profile: Covenant of the Plume will be released in Europe in spring 2009.

The first Valkyrie Profile game for DS has just been released in Japan and is coming to North America in March.

The game features "an innovative tactical battle system" which allocates each of your four characters to a button. A new 'Active Formation' system lets you position your characters around enemies in order to pull off powerful formation special moves.

Square says the game will push DS to its limits both in terms of production and gameplay, "while delivering an amazing strategic RPG gaming experience."

Covenant of the Plume follows the story of a young soldier called Wylfred who is seeking revenge against the Valkyries who took his father's life.

Presentation-wise, the game is viewed from an isometric view with 2D characters on a 3D map.

If you fancy a spot of action role-playing from the maker of Star Ocean, as well as the previous Valkyrie Profile games on PlayStation and PSP, click 'Track It!' to stay up to date on all the latest, including an exact release date the moment one turns up.

Kath Brice
Kath Brice
Kath gave up a job working with animals five years ago to join the world of video game journalism, which now sees her running our DS section. With so many male work colleagues, many have asked if she notices any difference.