In a post on the 2019 Valkyrie Profile Official Message Board, scenario planner Miho Akabane revealed that the inspiration for the story concept of the game came to him from watching a commercial for the original Valkyrie Profile, which showed Lenneth retrieving a man's soul as his aged mother grieved over the body. Akabane wondered that if the woman could see Valkyrie, if she would see her as a goddess of salvation, or of death.
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