Atelier Shallie and Atelier Ayesha Plus dated in North America and Europe

Ayesha Plus arrives in January, followed by Shallie in March.

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea

Koei Tecmo has dated Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea for PlayStation 3 and Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk for PS Vita in North America and Europe.

Atelier Shallie, due out at retail and digital on March 10 in North America and March 13 in Europe for $49.99 / €49.99, is the final chapter in the Dusk sub-series of Atelier games. It follows two alchemists with the same nickname and incorporates a free time management system allowing for unlimited playtime, among other improvements.

Here’s the full summary, via Koei Tecmo:

In Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea players chose to play as either the reserved, mission-focused Shallistera, daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on voyage to find a cure for her ailing father or ambitious, energetic Shallotte, who has been struggling to bring success to the alchemy workshop since the passing of her father. While their personalities and appearance are drastically different, they both share the nickname “Shallie” and uncover the reasoning why along each of their journeys— the dual main character system has been improved with separate stories and multiple endings for Shallistera and Shallotte.

For the first time in the Atelier series, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will include a 360 degree camera, giving players more freedom as they explore a vast world map that has expanded greatly with many new environments that evolve based on how the player progresses. In the new Quest system players can either take on only assignments necessary to progress the game or earn more points engaging in additional, more challenging quests.

Atelier Ayesha, due out via download on January 13 in North America and January 14 in Europe for $39.99 / €39.99, brings new feature to the RPG, including new costumes, bosses, and dual audio.

Here’s the full summary, via Koei Tecmo:

Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk tells the tale of Ayesha Altugle, who after the death of her grandfather and the disappearance of her younger sister Nio, now lives alone blending healing cures to sell in her workshop. Upon a vision of Nio appearing near her empty grave, Ayesha, convinced she is still alive begins her search to save her.

The enhanced PlayStation Vita version will bring new features including dual audio, bosses from Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, new costumes, a hard mode and the Album missions which unlock exclusive costumes and gameplay features and the ability to change party members at any time. Additionally, almost all content from the original PlayStation 3 version can be carried over.

View a new set of Atelier Shallie screenshots here and Atelier Ayesha Plus screenshots here.

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