Remember that Atelier Sophie game I reviewed a while back? Remember how much I liked it? Well, our friends at Koei Tecmo have sent us news about the new entry in the Atelier series for Vita, and we have the full press release for you below:
KOEI TECMO AMERICA REVEALS LAUNCH WINDOW CONTENT BONUSES FOR ATELIER SHALLIE PLUS: ALCHEMISTS OF THE DUSK SEA
New ‘Plus’ Version Content Also Revealed, Featuring the Return of Escha Malier, Logix Ficsario and Ayesha Altugle, Alongside All New Event Scenarios
Burlingame, Calif. — November 9, 2016 — KOEI TECMO America today revealed new game features in Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, as well as exclusive content bonuses offered to those who purchase the game within its first month of sale. The game will be available for the PlayStation®Vita handheld entertainment system on January 17, 2017. A selection of assets showcasing these bonuses and the game’s vibrant cast of playable characters were released today, accompanied by a trailer detailing the new event scenarios exclusive to this Plus version of Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea.
Players who purchase Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea within its first month of sale – either the physical limited edition available on the NIS America Online Store or digitally through the PlayStation® Store – can dress up their characters in five fresh styles downloadable for free from the PlayStation®Store, including the Administrator Suit, Hero Girl Costume, Cosmo Fighter Costume, Sophie Style Costume and Plachta Style Costume. A special selection of background music will also be available to download for free for early purchasers, featuring choice tracks from the long-running Atelier franchise.
In Atelier Shallie Plus, fans of the series will meet familiar faces from other Atelier titles who aid heroines Shallistera and Shallotte on their journey through the world of Dusk. Returning characters who take on a larger role in Atelier Shallie Plus include Escha Malier, the eccentric specialist of old-style alchemy, Logix Ficsario, the down-to-earth alchemist and government official, and the talented Ayesha Altugle, famously known for her remedies and medications. Players can choose any of these characters to join their party as well as experience brand new event scenarios not present in the original Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea.
Packed with brand new content and plenty of new secrets to uncover, Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is the upcoming portable Plus version of 2015’s Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, previously exclusive to the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. The game tells the tale of Shallistera, the daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on a voyage to find a solution affecting her homeland, and Shallotte, a struggling alchemist who dreams of “hitting it big.” Both are joined by a diverse cast of characters who will help them throughout their journey through the world of Dusk. Players will encounter the quick-thinking Kortes, Shallistera’s childhood friend and bodyguard, Wilbell voll Erslied, a grand magician in training, Jurie Crotze, a lone-wolf treasure hunter, and Miruca Crotze, a childhood friend of Shallotte’s who works as a blacksmith.