KOEI TECMO AMERICA UNVEILS NEW TIME, WEATHER, AND LIFE POINT SYSTEM FEATURES FOR ATELIER SOPHIE: THE ALCHEMIST OF THE MYSTERIOUS BOOK
KOEI TECMO America today announced new gameplay features and detailed pre-order bonus information for GUST’s upcoming RPG, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. The game will bring the charm and magic of the long-running Atelier series to the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system for the first time on June 7, 2016, with a simultaneous digital-only release for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system.
In Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, the player must always be aware of two elements that greatly affect successful mission completions and material harvesting: Time and Weather. The time of day and the weather conditions should be carefully considered before heading out to a mission, as some monsters will only show themselves if the time and weather are favorable. Similarly, some necessary materials can only be harvested in specific times and weather conditions. Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book also introduces a fatigue-based Life Point system, which can weaken attacks when a character has spent too long adventuring, gathering materials, and/or fighting without resting (returning to the atelier). These two new elements add to the challenging nature of this beautiful RPG and are indicative of the reimagined gameplay system of the Atelier universe!
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book offers one of two different bonus DLC packs to players who pre-order the game from select retailers. Players who pre-order the PlayStation®4 version from Amazon, GameStop, or EB Canada will receive a DLC pack including alternate background music, the Doll Making ‘Aqua Suit’ costume, a five-piece set of useful materials and items to be used in synthesis and a theme. Those who pre-order from Best Buy will receive an in-game alternate background music pack, as well as two Atelier Sophie themes for their PS4™ system.
Finally, those who purchase either the digital PlayStation®4 or PlayStation®Vita versions from the PlayStation®Store during its first month of release will receive two Atelier Sophiethemes, as well as an in-game bundle of useful items boosting their attack (uni bag), Hit Points (sweets), or Mental Points (sotea) that can be used on their adventures.
About Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book
Set against a vibrant background reminiscent of a medieval European town, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book follows the exploits of a young novice Alchemist, Sophie, 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, even going on to become Sophie’s mentor. As Sophie improves her Alchemy skills throughout the story she unravels the book’s forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of her teacher’s origin.