Koei Tecmo and Gust have released new information and screenshots of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings introducing new characters Fuuko, Neige Chintreuil, Captain Bakken, more synthesis and request-related systems, and more.
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- Voiced by: Konomi Kohara
- Age: ???
- Height: 130cm
- Occupation: ???
A girl with small wings on her back that lives in “Unfell Great Falls,” where there is a lava “waterfall.” As a naive girl who lives in the world of a painting, she does not know anything about the world in general. But she is curious about it all.
—In order to help her escape the Unfell Great Falls, the twins cooperate with Fuuko. It would seem that the inhabitants of this world are in some sort of danger.
- Voiced by: Chisa Yuuki
- Age: ???
- Height: 140cm
- Occupation: Alchemist
An alchemist who was the first one to paint a “mysterious painting,” the world of which you can enter. She has a composed and mature personality. Disappointed with adult society, it would seem that she wants to remain a child forever.
—A lone girl who appeared in the palace where everything is frozen. For some reason, her heart also seems to have frozen. Neige herself is actually an old woman, but mysteriously, you can meet her in the world of a painting in the form of a child.
- Voiced by: Mitsuhiro Goto
- Age: ???
- Height: ???
- Occupation: Pirate
A fictional pirate of the open sea who stood atop other pirates and was at the height of his glory. He lives inside the “Treasure House Beneath the Sea” mysterious painting, which is located in a cave at the bottom of the ocean, where he protects his treasure even after his body has decayed. He comes off as highhandedly, but is actually cheerful and easy-going.
—“Burning Bakken,” a grand pirate who has procured every fortune. He is a lively and good-hearted man who talks kindly to Lydie and Suelle while calling them his henchmen. His treasure is one “so amazing that it couldn’t be valued in money.”
■ Make Superior Items with Skillful Synthesis
The panel-like synthesis system of Atelier Lydie & Suelle sees players inserting ingredients into boxes on a panel. By putting in items that add new effects to the synthesis, such as catalyst and activation items, you can synthesize even more useful items.
Make Skillful Use of Catalyst Bonuses
During synthesis, by putting in items known as catalysts, you can change the amount of panels or manifest catalyst bonus marks that possess special effects onto the panel. Catalyst bonus mark effects only occur when placing ingredients in the proper box, and the placement and effect of the catalyst bonus mark varies depending on the catalyst. Aim to synthesis even better items by skillfully combining synthesis items and catalysts.
—The main types of bonuses consists of an increase / decrease in quality, an increase / decrease in the amount of special characteristics that carry over, an increase / decrease in effect level (the effect bar on the right side of the screen when selecting materials, etc.), an increase / decrease in the amount you can create, etc. It is important to choose the best catalyst based on the items you use for synthesis.
—Depending on the items you use for synthesis, the special characteristics possessed by the ingredients may carry over. By combining things such as catalysts that increase the number of special characteristics that carry over, you may be able to create an even better item.
Utilizing the Effects of Activation Items
There are several types of activation items, and each possesses a different effect. Since there are some activation items that effect every box by their simple use, as well as activation items that change the colors of the boxes, how you place ingredients and which activation items you use is important.
Here we will look at syntheses using the same ingredients and same placements, but with different activation items.
—Here is a situation where an activation item was not used. The colors of the boxes are scattered, and colors unrelated to the effect level can be seen.
—Activation Item Effect: Change
By using an activation item with the “Change” effect, the colors of the all the colored boxes in which ingredients have already been placed will each change to different colors.
—Activation Item Effect: Adjacent Recoloring
When an ingredient has been placed on a colored box, the adjoining boxes of the same color will become the same color. The color change depends on the activation item.
—Activation Item Effect: Insertion
When an ingredient has been placed on a colored box, the squares extending horizontally, vertically, and diagonally from that box will change color. The color change depends on the activation item.
—Activation Item Effect: Total Recoloring
When an ingredient has been placed on a colored box, all of the boxes of the same color as that box will change color. The color change depends on the activation item.
■ Accept Requests from People in the City
Developing your reputation as an atelier is indispensable to increasing your atelier rank. In order to become more famous, Lydie and Suelle go to the bulletin board outside the royal castle with their “Ambitions Notebook” in hand.
Take on All Sorts of Requests
You can accept requests at the bulletin board outside the royal castle, the contents of which are roughly divided into item collection and monster subjugation. By completing requests, you can earn rewards such as money and tools. Do your best not only for the people of Melveille, but also for the rewards and to fill out your Ambitions Notebook.
—1. Accept a Request
There is a bulletin board outside the royal castle where requests are posted. You can accept several requests at once, so choose whichever requests pique your interests.
—2. Handle the Request
Battle against the subjugation target. The area where the target monster resides is written on the request. Complete each request by traveling between the real world and worlds of paintings.
—3. Report Back
After you safely complete a request, return to the receptionist at the bulletin board outside the castle to report its completion and collect your reward.
■ No Matter What Happens, It Will Be OK If You’re With Your Friends
In both the real world and the worlds of mysterious paintings, various difficulties and mysteries will stand in the twins and company’s way. However, in facing these many challenges together, there will prove to be no replacements for the twins’ reliable comrades.
—While searching for ingredients to use for a synthesis, the twins notice frequent thunder in Melveille. Could this be a warning that something bad is going to happen?
—Lydie hears someone’s voice coming from the basement of the atelier, where she and her sister live. A voice that is both gentle and calm…
The Friends that Adventure with the Twins
—Mathias Ferrié Adalett
In order to protect Lydie and Suelle from danger, the older sister-esque Mireille entrusts Mathias to guard the twins. He is hesitant when it comes to strong-looking monsters, so will he be able to get things done when necessary…!?
The world-traveling alchemist Firis. It would seem that the monster she defeated was the challenge set for the twins’ exam to increase their atelier rank. Her atelier rank is now even higher than the twins’.
Alt is a boy shrouded in mystery, who the twins meet during their investigation of the mysterious paintings. Rather than hand over his painting, he offers to come along on their investigation. He is interested in both the worlds of the mysterious paintings, as well as the twins.
An alchemist who wishes for everyone’s happiness. When Lydie and Suelle try to give up in the face of strong monsters beyond their power, Sophie is there with a smiling face to give the twins a speech.
—No matter the situation, believe in yourself, who has come so far, and your friends, who are reliable and cannot be replaced.
■ Traveling Around the Worlds of Mysterious Paintings
A garden of flowers where floating islands can be seen, a shining cavern covered in never-melting ice—the worlds of mysterious paintings are filled with mysterious things. Never before seen landscapes and encounters await Lydie and Suelle in these worlds.
Mysterious Painting World: Noisy Forest
The “Noisy Forest” is a world where the noisy voices of the people never cease. In this gloomy forest, Suelle discovers a sign that curses those who read it.
Mysterious Painting World: Unfell Great Falls
“Unfell Great Falls” is a world of burning lava. In this world lives Fuuko, who does not seem to know anything about alchemists.
Mysterious Painting World: Shining Cavern of Ice
The “Shining Cavern of Ice” is an eternal winter cave with a cold atmosphere. It would seem that Lucia becomes frozen in ice by a monster’s attack.
The Grown Comrades of the Mysterious Series
Sophie will gallantly appear when you call for her help. Sophie, whose various adventures have contributed to her growth, never stops moving forward in order to make her dream of making many people happy with alchemy a reality.
The Various Characters that Surround the Twins
—Honette, Lydie and Suelle’s mother, always has kind eyes for her daughters. Honette naturally loved the twins, as well as everyone else in her family.
—Roger, the twins’ father, yells at Lydie and Suelle. Roger, who is also an alchemist, seems to be strict when it comes to synthesis.
—A 3D model image of Lydie, Suelle, and Fuuko, who the twins meet in Unfell Great Falls.
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.
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