New Main Atelier Game & Atelier Online Spinoff Game App Unveiled
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game developer Gust revealed during its "Atelier Series 20th Anniversary Presentation" event on Wednesday that the company's Atelier series will get a new installment titled Lydie & Suelle no Atelier ~Fushigi no Kaiga no Renkinjutsushi~ (Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Painting) in the main game series, as well as a smartphone app spinoff titled Atelier Online ~Bureseiru no Renkinjutsushi~ (Atelier Online: The Alchemist of Blasel). (Note: The romanizations of both games' titles are not official.)
Lydie & Suelle no Atelier ~Fushigi no Kaiga no Renkinjutsushi~ is the next game in the series' "Mysterious" storyline, after Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book and Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey. As the title indicates, the game will have two protagonists, and will center on a mysterious painting. Yuugen and NOCO, the character designers and illustrators for both previous "Mysterious" games, will return for this new game. The below image teases the silhouette of the game's main characters.
NHN Play Art is planning, developing, and running the upcoming Atelier Online ~Bureseiru no Renkinjutsushi~ smartphone game for iOS and Android devices. The event revealed a teaser video for the game, which is planned for a launch this winter.
The game will allow multiple players to play cooperatively in combat and exploring the world, but a player can also play alone. As in other Atelier games, players will be able to wander the world and collect items and ingredients that they can then mix in alchemical recipes to create new items. Players are also able to change the costume, appearance, and equipment of their characters, as well as change and gain skills.
The most recent game in the Atelier franchise is Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, which shipped for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita last November in Japan. Koei Tecmo Amercia released the game in North America on March 7 on the PS4, and digitally on the PS Vita and the PC, and on March 10 in Europe for the same platforms. NIS America localized and released most of the previous games in the series, including Atelier Meruru, Atelier Totori, and Atelier Rorona.
The characters Sophie and Plachta from the Atelier series were recently featured in the fighting game Warriors All-Stars (Mosou Stars).
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