Gust and Koei Tecmo launched a new gameplay trailer for Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, coming to PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC on March 27 in North America and March 30 in Europe.
The publisher has provided further details on the game’s battle system, which receives an adjustment with every release in the Atelier series. During gameplay, the main characters, Lydie and Suelle Marlen, will run into their fair share of enemies out in the field. However, they are not without a new batch of battle options to make these fights easier. For the first time in the series, players are able to synthesize items in the battle through using “Battle Mix” and “Extra Mix”.
Battle Mix focuses on creating Battle Recipes that will buff the party’s weaponry as well as chance the battlefield conditions, such as use magical elements against enemies weak against a particular element. Furthermore, Extra Mix utilizes pre-synthesized items and adds new characteristics to the items, such as changing a regular bomb into an Enormous Bomb.
Players will be joined by an additional six party members who will travel with Lydie and Suelle into battle. This will allow for players to utilize the Combination Battle mechanics. In battle, each of the four characters can partner up with another to form a strong unit to gain added support when engaging with enemies. This means that the four characters in front can focus on attacks and the for in the back can jump in to defend. Players will be able to match the characters they think will be the best pair for their style of play.
Additionally, the publisher launched an English subbed trailer focusing on all the new characters:
- Adalett – The mischievous young prince of Mathias
- Mireille – The bright and energetic princess
- Alt – The mysterious child
- Grace – The town’s caring nun
- Fuoko – A girl who lives among the lava falls of “The Great Cascades of Anfel”
- Neige – The first alchemist to create a ‘Mysterious Painting’
You can watch the trailer and check out some new screenshots below: