Today is Sunday, and as usual and at the turn of the Midnight in Japan we get new goodies from Koei Tecmo and its Gust subsidiary in the form of new screenshots of the upcoming JRPG Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings.
We get to see a bunch of characters.
Corneria from Atelier Sophie: Alchemist of the Mysterious Book returns, and is now 23. She still runs her shop in Kirchen Bell, and she has come to Merville to purchase merchandise and check the marketplace. The Atelier ranking system is also a good business opportunity for her. She still provides the same services that she did in previous games.
Pamela Ibis is also back, and she is now working at the local church as a sister. She intended to return to Kirchen Bell, but she got on a carriage to Merville instead. She is currently working to save enough money for a passage back home. Being quite peculiar, she has become popular among church goers.
Interestingly, we also get a blacksmith from Mervile named Hagel, who looks exactly like the Hagel from the Arland series. That being said, it’s probably not exactly the same character, as he is kind of a recurring character from previous games as well, without specific continuity. He is cheerful and pleasant to be around, and his family has run the smithy for generations.
On top of the characters, we get to see the exam of the Atelier ranking system, more exploration of the paintings, some frontline abilities and combination arts, and more.
You can check out all the screenshots in the gallery below. If you want to see more about the game, you can check out the opening cutscene, some trailers showing different versions of the game, another recent gallery of screenshots introducing more characters, and the first gameplay trailer.
The game will launch in Japan on December 21st, 2017, for PS4, Switch, and PS Vita. Unfortunately, the PS Vita version will come only for Japan. The western version, which will release in March 30th in Europe and March 27th in North Amrica, will skip the Vita in favor of PC.