KOEI TECMO EUROPE UNVEILS NEW TIME, WEATHER, AND LIFE POINT SYSTEM FEATURES FOR ATELIER SOPHIE: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK
Pre-Order Bonuses detailed for celebrated Atelier series from GUST!
KOEI TECMO Europe today announced new gameplay features and detailed pre-order bonus information for GUST’s upcoming RPG, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. The game will bring the charm and magic of the long-running Atelier series to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for the first time on 10th June 2016, with a simultaneous digital-only release for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system.
In Atelier Sophie: the Alchemist of the Mysterious Book the player must always be aware of two elements that greatly affect successful mission completions and material harvesting: Time and Weather. The time of day and the weather conditions should be carefully considered before heading out to a mission as some monsters will only show if the time and weather are favourable. Similarly, some necessary materials can only be harvested in 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 adventuring, gathering materials, and/or fighting without resting (returning to the atelier). These two new elements add to the challenging nature of this beautiful RPG and are indicative of the reimagined gameplay system of the Atelier universe!
Koei Tecmo released a brand new trailer showcasing these exciting new features, as well as a gameplay video further expanding on the re-vamped Atelier battle system.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book offers one of two different bonus DLC packs to players who pre-order the game from select retailers. Those who order through Amazon will receive an in-game background music pack, as well as two delightful Atelier Sophie themes for their PlayStation 4. Independent retailers will be offering a pack consisting of a background music, the Doll Making costume ‘Aqua Suit’, a five-piece set of useful materials and items to be used in synthesis and a theme.
Finally, those 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.