Today Koei Tecmo revealed new screenshots, arts, and details of the upcoming JRPG Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream.
We take a look at some of the characters that Sophie will meet in the town of Roytale in Erde Wiege, and some of the gameplay mechanics associated with them.
You can check them all out below, alongside all the details directly from the press release.
“In Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, Sophie uses the town of Roytale – the only town in Erde Wiege – as a base of operations as she searches for her missing friend Plachta. When she arrives in Roytale, Sophie will befriend Kati, the owner of the Crystal Sparkle Pavilion, her kind-hearted employee Gnome, as well as Pirka, owner of Pirka’s Emporium, and these eccentric characters quickly offer her their services.
At the Crystal Sparkle Pavilion, Sophie will be able to accept a wide range of requests from the local townspeople, and through completing these requests, she will earn rewards and raise her reputation. As her reputation increases, Kati will offer advancement quests that, once successfully completed, will increase her Adventurer Grade – allowing her to take on more challenging requests with greater rewards. On the other hand, Pirka’s Emporium is a unique shop that can replenish and duplicate items – both important services for alchemists to utilize alongside synthesis.
As Sophie progresses through her journey in Atelier Sophie 2, scenarios will unlock for a variety of characters in Erde Wiege. Through these events, players will be able to learn of each character’s goals and dreams, as well as raise their friendship level with the character – leading to new skills being unlocked. Each character has their own unique scenarios: Alette dreams of getting rich quickly so she asks Sophie to help her learn alchemy, whereas Ramizel feels like she isn’t able to live up to everyone’s high expectations. Can Sophie help Ramizel find the success she’s looking for?”
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will release in North America and Europe on February 25, 2022, for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC. Japanese gamers will get it a day earlier, on February 24.
If you’d like to see more, you can take a look at the original reveal, an introduction video, more screenshots, another trailer with more gameplay, one introducing Sophie herself, one focusing on Plachta, and one on Ramizel.