Koei Tecmo proudly announced today the upcoming launch of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and digitally for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system on 10th June 2016. This is the debut of the long-running Atelier series on the PlayStation®4 and it marks a new beginning for GUST’s popular RPG brand.
Set against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town the Atelier series’ 17th instalment follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic volume imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to the art of Alchemy knowledge and it goes on to become Sophie’s mentor. As Sophie improves her Alchemy skills throughout the story she unravels forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of the book’s origin.
The development team at GUST consider this title ‘the new standard for the Atelier series’ as they have poured all their creativity into rebuilding the series’ signature Alchemy system from the ground up and into crafting a visually stunning world full of well-rounded characters and beautiful illustrations. In a series first, there are two key illustrators involved in the making of Atelier Sophie, NOCO and Yuugen. Their distinctive work brings the in-game world to life and creates a dynamic environment where time, weather, and relationships play a key role in the adventures of the young new Alchemist and her trusted allies.
To commemorate the announcement of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, Koei Tecmo released a first batch of assets illustrating the game’s key characters and background art. A teaser trailer going through the series’ history and introducing the key features of this exciting and mysterious new chapter of the Atelier brand has also been released.
NIS America are proud to announce that Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Limited Edition for the PlayStation®4 is now available for preorder on the NISA Online Store for $99.99 USD!
The Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Limited Edition includes:
- Atelier Sophie for PS4™
- Full-color, 48-page hardcover art book
- 2-Disc, 38-track original soundtrack with jewel case
- Cloth poster (40″x26″)
- 5 Mini art prints (5″x7″)
- Collector’s box (Includes all the above)
This definitely looks well worth the money for Atelier fans and fans of anime. Pre-orders for the limited edition will go live on the 22nd March 2016 at 12pm GMT and can be accessed here.