Koei Tecmo America today announced new gameplay features, videos, screenshots and pre-order information for upcoming RPG, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, which launches for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita on June 7, 2016, will bring the charm and magic of the long-running popular Atelier series to the current gen console for the first time ever.
Developed by Gust, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book has two different elements that players need to be aware of that can greatly affect successful mission completions and material harvesting – Time and Weather. Time of day and weather conditions should be taken into consideration before heading out to a mission, as some of the games monsters will only show themselves if the time and weather are favorable. Similarly, some vital materials can only be harvested during specific times and weather conditions.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book also introduces a fatigue-based ‘Life Point system’, which can weaken attacks when a character has spent too long out adventuring and gathering materials or fighting without returning to the atelier to rest. The two new elements add to the challenging nature of this beautiful RPG and are indicative of the reimagined gameplay system of the Atelier universe.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book also offers one of two different bonus DLC packs to players who pre-order the game from select retailers. Players who pre-order the PlayStation 4 version from Amazon, GameStop, or EB Canada will receive a DLC pack including alternate background music, the Doll Making ‘Aqua Suit’ costume, a five-piece set of useful materials and items to be used in synthesis and a theme. Those who pre-order from Best Buy will receive an in-game alternate background music pack, as well as two Atelier Sophie themes for their PS4 system.
Finally, players who purchase either the digital PlayStation 4 or PlayStation Vita versions from the PlayStation Store during its first month of release will receive two Atelier Sophie themes, as well as an in-game bundle of useful items boosting their attack (uni bag), Hit Points (sweets), or Mental Points (sotea) that can be used on their adventures.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book launches June 7, 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.