Compile Heart released Black Rose Valkyrie in Japan on July 21st, but it’s time to bring it back under the spotlight, as Idea Factory International just announced that the game will come west next spring. The English version will be titled Dark Rose Valkyrie.
Below you can read an official blurb and bullet points from the press release.
This Spring 2017, defend humanity from the Chimera Virus as the new leader of Japan’s covert military agency (ACID) in Dark Rose Valkyrie! Featuring work from “Tales of” scenario writer Takumi Miyajima and “Tales of” character designer Kosuke Fujishima, this real-time combat, action-packed RPG will have you battling enemies that change in form and strength as darkness sets. But that’s not all, a traitor is in your midst! Use a visual-novel interview system to find them out and strengthen the Valkyrie Force and save the world!
- Take the fight into Overdrive! Characters can transform into their stronger split personalities mid-battle, but be strategic – too many transformations will lead to Fatigue!
- Customize Combos! Customize attacks for each character, and do more damage with Riot Combos!
- A Traitor Amongst You: Depending on your choices, one team member will betray you. Find the traitor in visual-novel style interrogation sequences, and change the game’s ending!
One of the most attractive points about Dark Rose Valkyrie is certainly the character design by Kosuke Fujishima, that both manga and game fans will know quite well as the author of classic series like Oh My Goddess! and one of the main character designers of the Tales series.
Personally, this game has been close to the top of my most wanted titles for quite a few months, so I’m quite eager to finally play it in English.
As an additional surprise, this isn’t all you’re going to hear about Dark Rose Valkyrie today. If you’re curious and want more details, you can head straight to our exclusive interview with Director Kenta Sugano and Idea Factory International’s localization team, to read more about the game itself and how it’ll be localized for the western market.
Incidentally, as you’ll read in the interview, the game is going to come with dual audio, Japanese and English.