Today Koei Tecmo released a new gameplay trailer and new information of the upcoming JRPG Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland.
Today’s assets and details are related mostly to the battles system, that has seen the usual incremental evolution compared to previous chapters of the series.
Below you can read an official description.
“Alchemists exploring Arland for raw materials should always be prepared for battle — these beautiful lands are not only home to important resources but dangerous creatures waiting to attack. Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland features a turn-based battle system where players can form a party consisting of five members: three attackers and two taking a supportive role.
Support members automatically perform Assist Attacks to compliment the attacker’s actions, and aiming to trigger these regularly will ensure that maximum damage is dealt to enemies.
Attackers have an arsenal of unique skills they can use to strike enemy weaknesses. For example, the talented Eva can use the Range Shift skill; expanding her area of attack for a few rounds. These abilities can also aid in the decryption of the Alchemy Riddle, helping players unlock new synthesis recipes and further skills.
Depending on the formation of attackers at the start of an encounter, a special dormant ability known as a Primal Art can also be awakened. These arts automatically activate to offer the party support through their battle in the form of increasing Item Damage, or even increasing Attack Damage, for the entirety of the fight.
In Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, alchemists are able to utilize the new Interrupt ability, offering the chance for them to perform a special Interrupt Skill and use a pre-equipped item, outside of their turn. Once the gauge is full from performing attacks, the skill can be triggered and the pre-equipped item will not be consumed when used – giving the attacking team the upper hand against powerful foes.”
We also hear that everyone who will purchase the game physically or digitally in the first month after release will get the ‘Innocent Fairy’ and ‘Fish Girl’ costumes for Lulua via free DLC.
You can check out the trailer and the screenshots below. If you want to see more about the game, you can enjoy the previous trailers, another recent video and gameplay, and more screenshots from a few weeks ago.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is already available in Japan. It will come on May 21 in North America and May 24 in Europe. Western gamers will also be able to enjoy a PC version via Steam on top of PlayStation 4 and Switch.