KOEI TECMO Europe have announced the upcoming release of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book on the 10th June 2016 for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and digitally for the PlayStation Vita handheld system. The Atelier series’ latest standalone installment follows the adventures of young novice Alchemist Sophie Neuenmuller, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic book 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 experiments with Alchemy throughout the story she unravels the book’s forgotten memories, and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of its origin. Experience a pleasant journey alongside Sophie, her friends, and a diverse cast of townspeople that help with their adventuring needs. Uncover the multitude of mysteries of Alchemy that have been hidden away and forgotten alongside Plachta, the Mysterious Book. Experiment with the brand new Synthesis system to uncover Platcha’s memories and learn new alchemy recipes at any pace.
Dragon Buster Gaia
Being the most powerful of all the Dragon Busters, Gaia has been known to appear when the world is on the brink of destruction. He has the ability to mark his targets which deals additional damage, as well as inflict splash damage to surrounding targets with auto-attacks.
Inflicts 867% damage on all enemies and removes all buffs. Attacked targets cannot receive buffs for 7 seconds.
- Plasma Cannon
Attacks one enemy with 2,261% attack and stuns for 12 seconds. Also inflicts 1,396% splash damage to nearby enemies.
- Life Outage
Deals 305% damage plus 45% additional damage for 6 seconds on all enemies. During attack, enemies hit will have HP drained and momentarily be stunned.
Dragon Buster Iota
Iota is a master tactician and commander of the battlefield. Capable of analyzing the enemy’s weakness, each basic attack from Iota will decrease the target’s defense rating.
- Photon Cannon
Inflicts 1,661% damage on one enemy and reduces attack speed by 43%. Deals an additional 1,036% splash damage to surrounding targets.
Iota can summon up to three card allies at an 80% chance every time damage is received. Upgrade will enhance summoned cards with various buffs. Up to five buffs can be placed on summoned cards.
- Buster Forge
Increase all party members attack by 57% and attack speed by 33% for 20 seconds.
- Tower of Validation
The new battle mode, Tower of Validation will offer players a challenging experience as they attempt to clear floors of varying difficulties. For each floor cleared, players will be rewarded with a one-time clear bonus reward, which will be sent to the in-game mailbox. Additionally, Tower of Validation is split into two modes. Hero Mode is suitable for Lv. 50 players and above, and Dragon Buster keys will be deactivated. For seasoned veterans, Buster Mode will a much more difficult version and will allow the use of Dragon Buster keys.
In a series first, two key illustrators were involved in the making of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book – 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.