Gust has released new information and screenshots of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings introducing returning characters Firis Mistlud and Ilmeria von Leinweber from Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, new character Roger Marlen, the “Ambitions Notebook” system, and more.
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- Voiced by: Kaede Hondo
- Illustrated by: Yuugen
- Age: 19
- Height: 159cm
- Occupation: Alchemist / Traveler
An alchemist whose unrivaled love for traveling has brought her to various places. She has gotten much taller, and her appearance has become quite mature. However, her personality is still the same as ever, and she continues to be friendly by nature. Her alchemy abilities have progressed considerably, and the atelier she opened in Melveille immediately flourished. She was taught how to use a bow by her older sister Liane, and is also training as a hunter.
—Firis’ 3D model.
—Firis uses “Helio Strike.”
—Firis and Ilmeria are old friends who once opened an atelier together. They meet again in Melveille after a long time apart, and with a word from Ilmeria, Firis helps Lydie and Suelle.
Ilmeria Von Leinweber
- Voiced by: Sayaka Kaneko
- Illustrated by: Yuugen
- Age: 19
- Height: 147cm
- Occupation: Alchemist
An alchemist invited directly by the country to set up an atelier in Melveille. Although half-forced to become Lydie and Suelle’s teacher, she is naturally helpful and is enthusiastic about the twins, and guides them as a reliable teacher. Her alchemy abilities are about equal to Firis’. However, she is never upfront and meddlesome as always.
—Ilmeria’s 3D model.
—Ilmeria, who has grown as an alchemist, becomes Lydie and Suelle’s teacher. She demonstrates her “genius” style with full swing when teaching alchemy to the twins.
- Voiced by: Takehito Koyasu
- Illustrated by: NOCO
- Age: 35
- Height: 179cm
- Occupation: Alchemist / Painter
Lydie and Suelle’s real father. He is nothing but a failure when it comes to alchemy, but possesses prodigious talent as a painter. He has a frank and lazy personality, and wasteful habits. For that reason, the twins often berate him as a “no good father.” He has a mad scientist side, concocting new recipes only to fail and cause the alchemy pot to explode.
—An explosion occurs during synthesis, and Roger is so useless that he blames the girls and runs away. Lydie and Suelle don’t seem to know what to do with their father, who is lazy about everything.
■ The Goal: To Run the Best Atelier in the Country
The twins are set on the goal of “running the best atelier in the country,” but how can they become the “best in the country” to begin with? An official notice from the kingdom appears before the troubled twins.
An “Atelier Rank System,” by which a rank determines your atelier’s true performance, has been implemented. If you can reach the highest rank, your atelier may just become “the best atelier in the country”!
Consult Your “Ambitions Notebook” to Increase Your Atelier’s Reputation
In order to increase your Atelier Rank, it is necessary to take a test issued by the kingdom. And in order to take that test, it is necessary to increase your atelier’s reputation. Lydie, worried about how to increase their atelier’s reputation, notices Suelle is writing something in a notebook.
—The “Ambitions Notebook” is a “secret plan to increase the atelier’s reputation” notebook written by Suelle. Use this as a basis for your actions to increase your atelier’s rank.
The Road to Increasing Your Atelier Rank
By taking actions based on the Ambitions Notebook while going to and from the real world and the mysterious worlds of paintings, your atelier’s reputation will reach the kingdom and you will be able to take the rank-up test at the castle. By increasing your rank, you will come across new mysterious paintings, so try to do it as much as possible.
—Collect materials and battle monsters in the mysterious worlds of paintings. Handle each “ambition” bit by bit and grow while increasing your atelier’s reputation.
—The Ambitions Notebook of course has alchemy-related ambitions. If you can synthesize various items with rare materials, you will surely increase your reputation.
—By fulfilling the numerous ambitions written in the Ambitions Notebook, you will be able to take a rank-up test at the castle. Gradually realize your ambitions in order to increase your rank.
—By increasing your Atelier Rank, you will happen across new mysterious paintings. Since the materials you can collect differ for each mysterious painting’s world, the scope of items that you can synthesize will noticeably increase. What world will you encounter next?
■ Combination Battles and Battle Mix
The battle system uses a front and rear, two-person team-based “Combination Battle” system where a maximum of three teams can participate. There is also a “Battle Mix” system that enables synthesis during battle, welcoming a more strategic and expansive type of battle.
—Battles are turn-based and see the player choose actions for each character. Depending on the chosen action, the time until the next action and turn order will change.
—By meeting certain conditions after a front teammate’s actions, the rear teammate can trigger a “Follow Skill.” There are various Follow Skills that support the front teammate that require different conditions to trigger.
—If Lydie or Suelle are in the rear, the player can trigger “Battle Mix” to synthesize an item during battle. “Battle Recipes” can be used to synthesize items that can only be created during battle to gain the upper hand.
Follow the Twins with Support Guard
When Lydie or Suelle receive an attack, an ally can protect them with “Support Guard.” Only characters outside of the protagonists can use Support Guard. Doing so will have them receive the damage in place of Lydie or Suelle.
Attack Everyone at Once with Combination Arts
When using a team of a specific combination, super special moves called “Combination Arts” can be used. Combination Arts can be triggered by teams formed of characters that are in good coordination with each other.
■ The Mysterious Worlds of Paintings
The worlds in the mysterious paintings that the twins can visit are worlds said to be separated from the world of everyday life. Stepping into these worlds not only changes the scenery, but also the atmosphere.
—Suelle’s eyebrows lower and her eyes shake. She cannot hide her uneasiness, perhaps because she is away from the warmth o everyday life that she has known up until now. There are various mysterious paintings in this game, and each painting features a completely different world.
Mysterious Painting World: “Noisy Forest”
A forest filled with warped trees and where the moon idly floats in the sky. There are endlessly noisy voices and a feeling of not knowing whether you’re being watched. It seems that there are rare materials to collect in this forest.
Mysterious Painting World: Enfer Great Falls
A world with an active volcano and a boiling waterfall of lava. A silhouette that appears to be some sort of stone monument can be seen within the flames. It is said that a ferocious fire dragon is living in this world…
■ Adventure with the Protagonists of Previous Mysterious Games
Firis and Sophie, who have gone on many journeys and adventures, and have grown even more in Atelier Lydie & Suelle, are also interested in the worlds of paintings. What will they see, what will they think, and what will they reveal this time around?
■ First-Print Bonus: Marie and Elie Costumes
First-print copies of Atelier Lydie & Suelle will include a Marie costume for Lydie from Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg and an Elie costume for Suelle from Atelier Elie: The Alchemist of Salburg 2.
—Atelier Marie costume for Lydie.
—Atelier Elie costume for Suelle.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita in Japan on December 21, and for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in North America and Europe in early 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.