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Atelier Sophie 2 Game's Trailers Preview Battle System, Photo Mode

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Game launches for PS4, Switch, PC on February 25

Gust began streaming two trailers for the Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream (Atelier no Sophie 2: Fushigi na Yume no Renkinjutsushi) game, a title celebrating the 25th anniversary in Gust's Atelier series of games. The trailers preview the battle system and photo mode.

Battle System

Photo Mode

KOEI Tecmo America and KOEI Tecmo Europe will release the game for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam on February 25. The game will launch on the same systems in Japan on February 24 (February 25 on Steam).

KOEI Tecmo describes the game:

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream continues the story of Sophie and Plachta's many adventures. After leaving Sophie's hometown of Kirchen Bell, the pair discovers a huge tree identical to one that Plachta had seen in a dream, and as they get closer, a mysterious vortex pulls them inside. Sophie awakens alone in a curious new world called Erde Wiege, and it's not long before she hears about an alchemist named Plachta that lives on the outskirts of town.
Shockingly, when Sophie arrives at the atelier, she meets a young alchemy enthusiast named Plachta, and even though the alchemist shares the same name as her friend, she doesn't recognize Sophie. What other surprises await Sophie on this journey? As the adventure continues, Sophie meets aspiring alchemist, Ramizel Erlenmeyer, who willingly agrees to help her in her time of need. The narrative elegantly unfolds with a charming new visual style that combines the art of the Mysterious sub-series with the high-quality graphics and animations featured in 2021's Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy.

A premium box set in Japan will include a download code for a costume, a CD with "extra tracks," a visual book, and a tapestry poster. A special collection box will include two clear files, a crystal paperweight, a metal key holder, and a tapestry poster.

Those with save data from various Atelier games will also be able to transfer save data to the new game to get special costumes.

The game is the first work in the 25th anniversary celebrations for the franchise.

KOEI Tecmo America released Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book in June 2016 on PS4 and PlayStation Vita. The game shipped for PS4, PlayStation 3, and PS Vita in November 2015 in Japan.

The most recent console game in the franchise is Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & the Secret Fairy, which launched in Japan on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and Nintendo Switch in December 2020. The game launched in North America and Europe in January 2021 for PS4, Switch, PC via Steam, and digitally for PS5.

Hong Kong-based publisher Boltrend Games released the English version of NHN Play Art and Gust's Atelier Online: Alchemist of Bressisle (Atelier Online ~Bressisle no Renkinjutsushi~) smartphone game in July 2021. The game launched in Japan in October 2018.

Source: Gust's YouTube channel (link 2) via Gematsu

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