The Atelier collection contains a number of the extra complicated and obscure JRPGs I can consider. Each time I see an Atelier sport, there’s a brand new one sitting proper subsequent to it. So it solely appears proper that Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream is releasing this month. It’s popping out lower than two years after the final iteration. Writer KOEI TECMO and developer GUST Studios launched tons of latest data as we speak about a number of the sport’s new mechanics, together with the “improved battle system.”
Whereas many Atelier video games function self-contained tales, Atelier Sophie 2 follows characters we’ve seen earlier than. Sophie will set out on an journey to seek out her lacking pal, whereas additionally studying extra in regards to the mysterious world she’s in: Erde Wiege. Reportedly, monsters on this sport may have appeared within the earlier Atelier entries, so followers ought to simply acknowledge what’s returning. Moreover, the brand new battle system in Atelier Sophie 2 will function one thing massive: battles that immediately begin and not using a loading display screen.
Battles will provoke and not using a separate loading display screen or load occasions, which “permits gameplay to move seamlessly between exploration and fight.” Six celebration members can be part of forces to combat in “multi-linked turn-based battles.” Social gathering members are break up into two groups: Assault Groups and Again-up Groups. (Members within the entrance and members within the again.) The fight system additionally introduces “twin actions” that enable the Assault Groups and Again-up Groups to combat on the similar time.
These are solely a number of the new mechanics of the sport, which enriched the fight system vastly. The sport can even function a brand new photograph mode, permitting you to take snapshots of your favourite moments. Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will launch on February 24 for PC through Steam. You possibly can pre-purchase the sport now for $59.99 USD, or the Deluxe or Final version for $69.99 USD and $114.99 USD, respectively. Take a look at a brand new trailer beneath to see a number of the new gameplay in motion.