Gust Reveals Details, Winter Launch for Atelier Lydie & Suelle for PS4/Vita/Switch

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Game centers on twin sisters who enter world of mysterious painting to collect ingredients

Game developer Gust revealed more details for its upcoming Lydie to Suelle no Atelier ~Fushigi no Kaiga no Renkinjutsushi~ (Atelier Lydie and Suelle: The Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting) game. The game will ship in Japan for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch this winter. Illustrators Yuugen and NOCO will return from the previous two games in the "Mysterious" series to handle the character designs.

The story centers on twin sisters Lydie and Suelle, who help out at their father's atelier in his alchemy business. The atelier, which is also their home, lies in the Adelet Kingdom's capital of Merveille. The twins aim to turn their atelier into the kingdom's best, though with their atelier not getting a lot of business, the road will be hard. One day, the sisters discover a painting in the basement of the atelier, and it signals a great change in their lives. The sisters will be able to enter the world of the painting to collect rare ingredients, fight strange creatures, and then use the ingredients gathered practice alchemy and get better at it, raising their atelier ranking by being recognized.

The game will feature a new item type called "Kasseika Item" (Activation Item). It will impart great effects when used in alchemy. The combat system will focus on "combination battles" that will emphasize party composition and who will be on the front and back line. It will also introduce a new "Battle Mix" system for alchemy during combat.

The cast includes:

Maria Naganawa as Lydie Marlen (character design by Yuugen), the older of the twin sisters who work in their father's unpopular atelier. She has a gentle and sociable demeanor. She moves to the beat of her own drum, and is a bit of an airhead. She is not inclined towards physical activity, but is instead a diligent student, with a good nose for the arts.

Hikaru Akao as Suelle Marlen (character design by NOCO), the younger of the twin sisters who work in their father's unpopular atelier. She is a tomboy with a bright personality who loves teasing people. She has a little bit of a mischievous streak. She has the air of a genius, and has broad knowledge on many things. She is weak to bugs of any kind, and she causes quite a stir if one so much as lands on her shoulder.

Those who order the game through Gust's online store will get costumes based on Marie and Elie, the protagonists of Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg and Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2, the first two games in the series, as a first-printing bonus.

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 some of the previous games in the series, including Atelier Meruru, Atelier Totori, and Atelier Rorona.

Source: MoCa News

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