A couple of weeks ago, Koei-Tecmo announced that Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings would be released on March 27th in North America, and March 30th in Europe. Players who pre-order the game will be able to get a DLC Pack including:
- a set of two costumes inspired by Marie and Erie
- an item set full of useful alchemical ingredients
- battle-themed music
Also, it was announced that the game would get a Limited Edition in Europe and North America, once again courtesy of NIS America. Here’s what it includes:
- Atelier Lydie & Suelle for Nintendo Switch
- Official Hardcover Art Book
- Official Soundtrack
- Deluxe Cloth Poster
- Collector’s Box
- Mystery Bonus Item
Next, here’s the latest videos for the game (trailer, gameplay footage, soundtack preview, etc.):
Finally, here’s a lot of screenshots and artworks for the game (including the pre-order bonus, but also the cover of the Soundtrack and Vocal albums):
This next installment to the loved Atelier franchise celebrates the 20th Anniversary for the franchise and summons players to become the best alchemist ever by following the tale of the apprentice alchemist twins Lydie and Suelle. While working with their father to make their atelier the best in town, the outgoing twins surprisingly discover colorful worlds by jumping into magical paintings and soon find that the mysterious paintings hold the residual thoughts of their deceased mother. Traveling through different paintings reveals vivid worlds for the twins – from the light tones of the ethereal ‘Heavenly Flower Garden’, with the falling rain of stars, to the gloomy hues of the not so delightful Halloween-inspired ‘The Spooky Forest’.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings also includes appearances from the protagonists of the previous titles – Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book and Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey. The adventurous Firis, her protective older sister Liane, the inquisitive Sophie, and her friendly alchemy teacher Plachta are all back to help Lydie and Suelle fulfil their dream to run the best atelier in the country. Fans will also be pleased to see other familiar faces returning in this brand-new tale, such as Ilmeria, who has now taken the role of a teacher for the new alchemists!
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Switch) comes out on December 21st in Japan, March 27th in North America, and March 30th in Europe.