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Valkyrie Profile is a series of Norse mythology-themed role-playing games by tri-Ace. The first installment, released in 1999, defined the series' stand-out gameplay features. The player typically controls a goddess (valkyrie), whose task is to find warriors for the upcoming Ragnarok, the battle between gods before the end of the world. These warriors (called "einherjar") are mortals who have died in battle or under other extraordinary circumstances. In terms of gameplay mechanics, this translates into recruiting and building up characters, many of which are optional.

Another recurrent feature are light platforming elements: the protagonist can jump or perform other special actions to traverse the dungeons. The series' trademark battle system adds a timed element to the turn-based combat: the player must order the characters to attack in specific succession and time intervals for maximum effect.

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