ATELIER SOPHIE 2: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS DREAM available today
Today, KOEI TECMO Europe and developer GUST Studios are proud to announce that the much loved JRPG, Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, is now available across Europe on Nintendo Switch ™, PlayStation®4 and Windows PC via Steam®. Along with the announcement, a brand new trailer was released to anticipate the mysterious new adventure that Sophie will undertake in search of a lost friend.
Sequel to Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream begins a new adventure for the heroines Sophie and Plachta. After leaving Kirchen Bell, Sophie’s hometown, the duo discover a huge tree identical to the one Plachta had seen in a dream. As they approach, a mysterious vortex draws them into her, launching them into the dream world of Erde Wiege, separating them from her. Sophie then sets off in search of her best friend and returns home, encountering a variety of new characters along the way who are ready to join the search team. Will Sophie be able to find Plachta and uncover the truth behind this mysterious new world?
During the journey, Sophie will explore the vast landscapes of the magical Erde Wiege. These lands are filled with an abundance of resources and materials perfect for use in alchemy, with some collection points that stand out. The newly introduced main collection locations will challenge players to a minigame, if they have the right collection tool, and depending on their achievement, the quality and number of materials collected will increase! Once the materials have been collected, they can be used in the synthesis system of the Atelier series. The last chapter uses an updated panel synthesis system where alchemical components are strategically placed on it to increase the final object quality and effect levels.
When collecting materials around the world, players will notice a variety of different creatures roaming the lands, ready to attack! For the first time in the series, Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream features a battle system that starts instantly with no loading times or separate screens, allowing the game to flow seamlessly between exploration and combat. Battles are made up of six party members – three in front (the strike team) and three behind (the backup team) – with players being able to change character positions at will. Changing character positions carefully and using the new Twin Action and Dual Trigger abilities is key to defeating more challenging monsters. In some battles, Weather Control can also be used to take down enemies thanks to the power of Mother Nature. Will Sophie and her friends survive the fight and find Plachta before she is too late