Combine Attacks and Deal Massive Damage in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and The Mysterious Journey

Battle System Features Detailed for the Latest Alchemist RPG from the Beloved ‘Atelier’ Series, Headed to PlayStation®4, PlayStation®Vita and Steam®

Burlingame, Calif. – February 15, 2017 – KOEI TECMO America today detailed the enhanced battle system and remarkable abilities on offer in the latest title from the long-running Atelier series, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey. Slated to release on March 7, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system and on Windows PC via Steam, players will follow the adventures of Firis as she takes her first steps into the outside world to become a certified alchemist and embark on a grand journey.

Firis' journey will take her through beautiful and unexplored regions with unexpected surprises, often forcing her and her friends into battle. In battle, each character has the ability to use unique standard and special attacks, as well as supporting items. By carefully combining their skills, Firis and friends can defeat enemies more swiftly! Chaining abilities fills the Linkage Gauge which ultimately leads to powerful Chain Burst attacks, where all party members get to interlink their moves to deal devastating attacks to their foes and result in impressive finishing blow!

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey also boasts the use of sub-weapons for the first time in the Atelier series. In addition to their main weapon, each character is capable of equipping two types of sub-weapons, each with different skill effect and different types of damage.

New gameplay footage was released today to help introduce the updated combat system featured in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, alongside a batch of screenshots and artwork that further showcase the game's key battle mechanics. Screenshots also provide a glimpse at some of the interesting people Firis meets along her journey, including the young blacksmith Logy, the bright and energetic Escha, the licensed Alchemist examiner Edel, the minstrel and merchant Luis, and the mysterious Meklet and Atomina!

About Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey
The second entry in the ‘Mysterious’ saga of the long-running RPG series, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey follows the adventures of the enthusiastic Firis Mistlud. After spending her entire life in an isolated town, Firis learns of the Alchemy Exam and decides to set off on a grand journey to discover the mysteries that life has to offer. In the game's vast new world, towns, environments and other locations reach up to ten times the size of those in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. With a host of new gameplay features and so much to explore, the element of choice plays a bigger role in Atelier Firis than ever before, and players are able to switch freely between three narrative paths that encapsulate the key themes of the Atelier series – Alchemy, Combat and Character relationships.

For more information on Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, please visit the official website at koeitecmoamerica.com/firis Like KOEI TECMO America on Facebook at www.facebook.com/koeitecmous, and become part of the #KTfamily by following KOEI TECMO America on Twitter at @KoeiTecmoUS. This title has been rated “T for Teen” by the ESRB.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.
KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

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