Follow Sophie Neuenmüller on a new adventure in the dream world of Earth Cradle
Today KOEI TECMO America and developer GUST Studios announced a new chapter in their exciting Atelier series: Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. The latest entry in the series follows the popular alchemist Sophie Neuenmüller right after her adventures in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book 2016.
The new title is currently being developed on Steam for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Computer Entertainment System and Windows PC and is slated for release across North America on February 25, 2022.
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream continues the story of Sophie and Plachta’s many adventures. After leaving Sophie’s hometown Kirchen Bell, the couple discovers a giant tree identical to one that Plachta saw in a dream, and as they get closer, a mysterious vortex draws them in.
Sophie wakes up alone in a strange new world called Earth Cradle, and it doesn’t take long before she hears from an alchemist named Plachta, who lives on the outskirts. When Sophie arrives at the studio, she surprisingly meets a young alchemy enthusiast named Plachta, and although the alchemist shares her friend’s name, she does not recognize Sophie.
What other surprises can Sophie expect on this trip? As the adventure progresses, Sophie meets the aspiring alchemist Ramizel Erlenmeyer, who volunteers to help her in her need.
The narrative unfolds elegantly in a bewitching new visual style that combines the art of the mysterious sub-series with the high quality graphics and animation of Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairyde 2021.
On her journey to find her missing friend, Sophie must fight the many monsters that inhabit the land of Earth Cradle. As soon as players encounter an enemy on the field, the battle begins instantly with no load times or separate screens – one row first – so the battles can flow seamlessly.
Additionally, combat groups now consist of six members, three in the front and three in the back, to form two teams that work together in turn-based, multi-linked battles. This new combat system opens up a variety of exciting combat strategies that players can use to eliminate their enemies.
As with previous entries in the Atelier series, alchemy plays a major role in Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. The game is based on the panel synthesis system introduced in the Mysterious sub-series, which involves placing materials in the panel slots to create new items.
The game allows both aspirants and skilled alchemists to synthesize items in a way that is comfortable for them, thanks to two different types of panels – normal panels make it easier to create items, while restricted panels are complex to master, but allow items with more powerful effects synthesized.
To celebrate the latest edition of the Atelier Sophie franchise, KOEI TECMO America is offering a delicious new Limited Edition of Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, available exclusively through the NISA online store. This must-have version of the game includes an art book, a luxurious cloth poster, a key ring, a bonus background music CD and an exclusive DLC costume, all packed in a beautiful collector’s box.
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