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Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Atelier
NIS has announced that Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Limited Edition is now available for pre-order. The PS4 craft-heavy role-playing game will be available as a $99.99 limited edition that includes a copy of the game, a 48-page hardcover art book, a 2-disc soundtrack with a total of 38 tracks, a 40”x26” cloth poster, five 5”x7” mini art prints, and a collector’s box. Check below for a full shot of the set along with some new screenshots.
Grab your mortar and pestle, it’s time to get back to work. The Atelier series continues today with the release of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky for PS3. Players will once again gather ingredients and craft items and potions, take on assignments, and battle monsters. This time around, there will be two storylines that focus on different gameplay elements, with Escha’s portion replete with crafting and synthesizing, while Logy’s sections are geared towards action, exploration, and customization. Other changes include the bump from three party members to six, a streamlined synthesis system, and a new alchemist ability that increases item effectiveness when used successively.
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is now officially available for pre-order. Tecmo Koei has announced that gamers who pre-order at GameStop will receive a costume set of ‘Apple Pirate’ for Escha and ‘Tails Butler’ for Logy, while Amazon pre-orders will receive the ‘Enchanted Witch’ costume for Escha. Images for all costumes as well as the official box art and a dozen new screenshots are available below. The official website has also gone live.
The Atelier series will continue its item-crafting ways next year with Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. According to publisher Tecmo Koei, the Gust-developed RPG and follow-up to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be available for PS3 on March 11. Atelier Escha & Logy will allow players to control either character in two connected storylines, with Escha’s tale being a more traditional Atelier offering, with plenty of alchemy and assignments, and Logy’s focused on action and exploration.
A new entry in the Atelier series has shipped to stores today for PS3, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. The NIS America-localized, Tecmo Koei-published release follows the alchemist Ayesha Altugle in her search for her younger sister, Nio. New features include a rear attack type as well as a diary, which not only keeps a log of Ayesha’s activities but also allows her to unlock new items, recipes, and stat boosts. Also, in a break with its predecessors, missions no longer have time restrictions.
The next release in the Atelier series, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, will be hitting store shelves on March 5. Things are slightly different this time around as Tecmo Koei America is handling the publishing duties, though series stalwart NIS America remains involved as the studio behind the localization. As Ayesha Altugle, players will need to support themselves in their family’s workshop using an updated synthesis system while they venture about in search of their missing younger sister, Nio. In a new twist, missions will no longer be timed but instead linked to one another, altering the course of the main quest.
The Atelier series is back for more crafting and adventuring with the release of the trilogy-ending Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland. As the aspiring alchemist Princess Meruru, players set out to seek an apprenticeship under Totori Helmold. Along the way, Meruru will develop and build new facilities in Arls, battle enemies using a time-card turn system, synthesize everything under the sun, and meet past protagonists Atelier Rorona and Atelier Totori.
The Atelier series is back. NIS’ latest crafting sim-RPG hybrid, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, the follow-up to 2010’s Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, has shipped to retail for the PS3. The Adventurer of Arland takes place several years after The Alchemist of Arland and features a new alchemist, Totooria Helmold. Her adventures will see her traveling throughout the Republic of Arland as she spends her years much like her predecessors, gathering ingredients and formulas to synthesize everything from armor to explosives while finding the time to save the day. And baking. Definitely some baking.