Koei-Tecmo – Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, Blue Reflection: Second Light, Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream

During their presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2021 last week, Koei-Tecmo and Gust announced the latest entry in the Atelier series, to be released early next year worldwide.

It’s not Atelier Ryza 3 as expected, but instead of a sequel to Atelier Sophie. It’s called Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, and it will be released on February 24th in Japan and February 25th in Europe and North America.

Here’s the debut trailer, some details, and lots of pictures (screenshots and character artworks):

The latest entry in the series follows the beloved alchemist, Sophie Neuenmuller, shortly after her adventures in 2016’s Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream continues the story of Sophie and Plachta’s many adventures. After leaving Sophie’s hometown of Kirchen Bell, the pair discovers a huge tree identical to one that Plachta had seen in a dream, and as they get closer, a mysterious vortex pulls them inside. Sophie awakens alone in a curious new world called Erde Wiege, and it’s not long before she hears about an alchemist named Plachta that lives on the outskirts of town. Shockingly, when Sophie arrives at the atelier, she meets a young alchemy enthusiast named Plachta, and even though the alchemist shares the same name as her friend, she doesn’t recognize Sophie. What other surprises await Sophie on this journey? As the adventure continues, Sophie meets aspiring alchemist, Ramizel Erlenmeyer, who willingly agrees to help her in her time of need. The narrative elegantly unfolds with a charming new visual style that combines the art of the Mysterious sub-series with the high-quality graphics and animations featured in 2021’s Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy.

On her journey to find her missing friend, Sophie will have to fight the many monsters that inhabit the lands of Erde Wiege. As soon as players encounter an enemy in the field, the battle begins instantly without any load times or separate screens – a series first – allowing battles to flow seamlessly. In addition, battle parties now consist of six members, with three in the front and three in the back, to form two teams that co-operate in multi-linked turn-based battles. This new battle system opens up a wide range of exciting combat strategies that players can utilise to take out their foes.

As with previous entries in the Atelier series, alchemy plays a huge role in Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. The game builds upon the panel synthesis system featured in the Mysterious sub-series, where materials are placed into the panel slots to create new items. The game allows both aspiring and veteran alchemists to synthesize items in a way that is comfortable to them due to two different panel types – regular panels make it easier to create items, while restricted panels are complex to master but allow for items with stronger effects to be synthesized.

Also, the game is getting a Limited Edition. It costs $119.99, and is available exclusively via the NIS America Store / official Koei-Tecmo Europe Online Store. It includes the following:

  • North American Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream Game for Nintendo Switch™
  • Japanese Import Atelier Sophie 2 Art Book
  • Japanese Import Atelier Sophie 2 Extra BGM
  • Japanese Import Original Art B3 Fabric Poster
  • Japanese Import Sophie’s Whale Necklace Keychain
  • North American Pre-Release “My New Look” Costume Download Code
  • North American Collector’s box

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream (Switch) comes out on February 24th in Japan and February 25th in Europe and North America.

Source: Koei-Tecmo PR

Blue Reflection: Second Light

During their presentation at Tokyo Game Show 2021, Koei-Tecmo and Gust also shared the latest trailer for Blue Reflection: Second Light (out this month in Japan, and next month in Europe and North America):

Blue Reflection: Second Light (Switch) comes out on October 21st in Japan, and November 9th in Europe and North America.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water

Here’s the latest video for Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water:

The sacred mountain: Mt. Hikami. Many dark deeds were committed here, and countless sightings of ghosts have been reported. In this special episode of ‘True Account – The Truth about Mt. Hikami’, we will take a closer look at the mysterious phenomena that take place on the mountain.

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water (Switch) comes out on October 28th worldwide.


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