Star Ocean The Second Story R Director Wants to See Valkyrie Series “Continue and Succeed”

Ahead of the launch of the Square Enix and Gemdrops action JRPG Star Ocean The Second Story R, we interviewed director and producer Yuichiro Kitao and composer Motoi Sakuraba.

In one question, we asked about the possibility of seeing a new Valkyrie Profile entry or seeing Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria brought to modern platforms following the first game’s port on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

In response, Kitao said that this isn’t something he could definitely answer, but he personally wants to see the Valkyrie series progress and prosper. Still, it ultimately depends on fan support.

You can view the relevant question and response below:

AL: Out of curiosity, are there any plans for maybe looking at titles like Valkyrie Profile to receive a new entry or maybe even plans to port Valkyrie Profile 2 to modern platforms?

YK: This is kind of a difficult response to a difficult question. Because, again, it’s not something that I can decide or give a firm response to by myself. But that being said, I personally want the Valkyrie series to continue and succeed. Maybe it’ll be great if there were to be a new title from that series, and I hope I have the opportunity to develop or create that new title. That’ll be great. But again, this kind of depends on how much support we can get from fans.

I am aware that there are a lot of fans in the West who are fans of the Valkyrie Profile series, and I am aware of how many fans we have for that series, and it’s really great to see that. But again, to release a new title or to have a port from the series or not, it kind of depends on how much support we can get from these fans, but it will be great to see that.

Kitao worked on the battle systems of Valkyrie Profile, Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth, and Valkyrie Profile 2: Silmeria.

Be sure to take a look at our full interview.

The Valkyrie series, while not exactly nonexistent due to the recency of Valkyrie Elysium, isn’t exactly in a spot where it’s guaranteed new entries or ports. Hopefully, the series sees the love it receives given extensive tangibility in the form of a new title more akin to the Profile games.

On a related note, tri-Ace producer Shingo Mukaitoge expressed interest in creating a Valkyrie Profile 3 should the chance arise.

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