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Tecmo Koei announces Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, its platforms, and its release date


Jason Clement

Another year, another Atelier game from Koei Tecmo. Their tradition of releasing a new game annually continues with the release of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings in 2018.

 

It will serve as the final entry in the "Mysterious" series while also celebrating the franchise's 20th Anniversary.

 

Atelier Lydie & Suelle follows the titular twins as they discover and visit other worlds by jumping into mysterious paintings. They also discover that the paintings hold the residual thoughts of their deceased mother. Each world holds a different stylized location, which should help breathe some life into the game's art direction and make it feel more different and varied than usual. Also making appearances in this title are characters from previous Atelier games: namely, Firis, Liane, Sophie, Plachta, and Ilmeria.

 

Pre-ordering the physical game will net you some DLC costumes inspired by prior Atelier protagonists Marie and Erie in addition to battle-themed music and an item set of useful alchemy ingredients. If you pre-order digitally within four weeks of release, you'll get access to two custom themes.

 

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is set to release on March 27, 2018, on PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows PC via Steam.

 

Source: Press Release

 

Are you looking forward to this next Atelier game?

 

Edited by Jason Clement



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I... don't know if I care about this game. On one hand, the final entry in the previous Atelier trilogies tend to be their best games (at least gameplay-wise. It was true for Meruru and Shallie). On the other hand, well.... the last two games have kind of been ok-at-best? (I found Sophie super disappointing in particular) I honestly sort of see myself simply falling off the series entirely if I don't end up caring for this game when I get my hands on it.

 

Gust games have generally gotten worse after they have been acquired by Tecmo-Koei...so, I dunno anymore... even if I really want to be optimistic.

 

 

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