Koei Tecmo and Gust have released new information and screenshots of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings introducing new characters Mireille Ferrié Adalett, Honett Marlen, and Grace, Combination Arts, the blacksmith, and more.
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Mireille Ferrié Adalett
- Voiced by: Youko Hikasa
- Illustrated by: NOCO
- Age: 25
- Height: 166cm
- Occupation: Receptionist / Princess
A woman who works as a receptionist at the Melveille royal castle. She is a talented receptionist who, in addition to her regular work, which consists of all kinds of office duties, handles everything concerning the Atelier Rank system on her own.
In reality, she is the princess of the Adalett Kingdom and Mathias’ older sister. She is an elegant princess who is next in line to inherit the throne.
—She has a cheerful personality and is friendly to anyone she meets. Coupled with her good nature, she is famous in some parts as a “reliable big sister.” Even Lydie and Suelle admire Mireille as a reliable mentor.
- Voiced by: Hana Takeda
- Illustrated by: Yuugen
- Age: ?? (Deceased)
- Height: 162cm
- Occupation: Housewife
Roger’s wife, and Lydie and Suelle’s mother. She was once alive and well, but left this world three years ago as the result of a widespread disease. The room immediately brightened whenever she entered. She was positive and had a sunny personality, and only wished for her family’s peace and happiness.
—Honett, who was always doting on Lydie and Suelle, did not hesitate to call them her “treasure.” An important family promise is still alive and well inside the twins’ hearts.
- Voiced by: Sayaka Kinoshita
- Illustrated by: Yuugen
- Age: 55
- Height: 163cm
- Occupation: Nun
A woman who works as a nun for the Venue Church. The people affectionately refer to her as “Sister Grace.” A devout follower, she seems to organize various events on her days off to entertain the people.
She has a youthful appearance, but is actually more than 50 years old. It seems that she regrets a certain incident that happened in the past…
—Grace is all kindness and smiles when the twins approach her at Venue Church. She has an extremely youthful appearance, and those that learn her true age are all similarly surprised. She truly loves to talk, and gives off a frank impression when speaking to her.
■ Diverse Battles with Items and Combinations
Lydie and company will battle monsters in the real world and in the worlds of paintings in order to fulfill requests and gather materials. By preparing your items and equipment in advance, and putting together an effective party, you can enjoy diverse battles.
—Since the Follow Skills the character in the rear uses are decided based on the actions of the character in the front, the combination of rear and front characters is important. There are various Follow Skills depending on the characters, be them attack-based, defense-based, recovery-based, etc.
—Attack with items that make it easy to “break” the enemy. By breaking the enemy, you can knock them unconscious and prevent them from taking action, which you can use as your chance to attack even more. Anyone can use items, but the items that can be used differ per character.
—When Lydie or Suelle are about to be attacked, a character other than the twins positioned in the front of a team can defend with “Support Guard.” You can choose when to trigger a Support Guard at any time.
—In addition to Follow Skills and Support Guards, how you construct your party also affects “Combination Arts,” so be sure to assemble your very best party.
Make Good Use of “Battle Mixes”
During battle, it is essential to come up with battle recipes in advance for “Battle Mixes” and “Extra Mixes,” through which you can create items to use during the fihght. Battle recipes can be obtained as quest rewards and through in-game reference books. There are recipes that both Liddy and Suelle can synthesize, as well as recipes exclusive to each twin.
—First, select an item from the list of battle recipes you have already thought up. There are also exclusive effects that you only acquire through Battle Mixes and Extra Mixes.
—There are various types of exclusive effects, such as the “Complete Freeze” Ex Effect that you can only acquire through an Extra Mix.
—By adding a specific number of Archeus Anima or more, the Ex Effect of an Extra Mix will be even further enhanced. In the following screenshot, the “Complete Freeze” effect becomes “Eternal Freeze,” completing the synthesis of a Crystal Bomb with an enhanced Ex Effect.
—Choose your battle recipes while analyzing the battle situation and enemy weaknesses. When performing an Extra Mix, the more powerful the items you use as your materials for synthesis, the greater the effect, so be sure to prepare in advance.
Unleash “Combination Arts”
“Combination Arts” are super special moves that specific teams cooperate to unleash. The “Combination Gauge” accumulates as the teammate in the front damages the enemy and as the teammate in the back uses Follow Skills. You can turn the tides of battle in your favor as soon as you activate it.
—Once your Combination Gauge is filled, and a Combination Art becomes possible to activate, a notice will display on-screen following a standard attack. Follow Skills are essential for quickly filling the gauge.
Suelle and Mathias
Suelle and Mathias’ Combination Art is “All-Out Gunplay.” Suelle uses a pistol and Mathias uses a sword to attack from the left and right to deal major damage.
Lydie and Alt
Lydie and Alt’s Combination Art is “Sanctuary of Demise.” A huge magic circle appears, and together the two deal damage as well as invoke several status ailments.
Sophie and Firis
Sophie and Firis’ Combination Art is “Happy Alchemy,” which has various recovery effects.
There are more Combination Arts in addition to the ones introduced above, so be sure put together various teams.
■ Collect Materials and Forge Equipment at the Blacksmith
When they visit the Melveille blacksmith one day, Lydie and Suelle’s materials catch the eye of the shopkeeper. At the blacksmith, Lydie and company can use the materials they gather to forge equipment such as weapons and armor.
Create Stronger Weapons and Armor
If you own the proper items, you can create and strengthen weapons and armor at the blacksmith. All you need are the necessary materials and money. Equipment has a stat called “equipment efficiency,” and the higher its value, the greater the amount of battle damage, rate of recovery, and so on. When creating and strengthening weapons and armor, don’t forget to aim for a high equipment efficiency.
—After you choose the weapon you want to create, choose the materials you want to use. The equipment you can create will increase as you progress the story.
—Unlike the synthesis you’ll do at your atelier, armor creation is done at the blacksmith. When making armor, there are times when can carry over the special characteristics of the materials you use. In these times, a maximum of three special characteristics can be inherited.
Further Enhance Abilities Through Customization to Create a Strongest Weapon All Your Own
In addition to armor creation, you can “Customize” to strengthen weapons by attaching parts. There are “Core Parts” and “Sub Parts,” and each one can be synthesized. Parts can be interchanged, so try out various combinations to further enhance the abilities of your weapons.
—“Core Parts” have damage-related effects and characteristics, while “Sub Parts” have special effect-related effects and characteristics. Effects can be carried over as is, and a maximum of three special characteristics can be selected.
■ Work Together with Friends and Prepare in Advance to Take Down Formidable Foes
Monsters live in both the real world and the worlds of paintings. Among them lurk dangerous monsters that possess powerful strength, who will stand in Lydie and Suelle’s way. Assemble your best team and prepare your most powerful items to clear the path forward.
—A huge monster whose roar shakes the earth. It gives off an intimidating air unlike that of normal monsters, and blocks Lydie and Suelle’s way forward.
—A powerful monster that can freely manipulate thunder. Make full use of Follow Skills, Combination Arts, and cooperation with your teammates, and strengthen your items, weapons, and armor in order to prepare for battle.
■ Take a Trip Through a Mysterious and Magical World
A magical, dream-like painting world you could not imagine in the real world. During their journey with friends, Lydie and Suelle will mature little by little as they repeatedly have mysterious encounters.
Mysterious Painting World: Star-Painted Plains
Large plains with flowers in full bloom. Stars are constantly falling, and when they reach the earth they soon blossom into star flowers. In these plains where both the sky and ground are glisten with stars, the important things of your inner heart will shine.
A Story Woven by Friends
While working hard to raise their Atelier Rank through requests and synthesis, Lydie and Suelle will make many reliable friends. Conversing and exchanging with characters will reveal a glimpse of their personalities and daily lives.
—The twins happen to pass by Mathias, who failed to hit on them. The twins are quite astounded by Mathias, who is puzzled by his success rate in flirting.
—Lianne’s love for her little sister strengthens as time passes. Her sister complex overwhelms even Firis.
—When talking to Lydie and Suelle, Ilmeria immediately lowers her eyes when it comes to the topic of height. It would seem that is a topic better left alone when talking to her.
—Firis, who had never witnessed the world of a painting, seems satisfied. She appears to have fully enjoyed this unknown world.
The Twins’ History and Strenuous Efforts
—Lydie and Suelle seem to have built a warm and calm parent-child relationship with their mother Honett.
—The girls put their materials in the alchemy pot and adjust the fire’s strength… and and a humorous synthesis follows, but their failure results in disaster. The twins’ synthesis abilities are still developing. What kind of alchemists will they grow to become?
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is due out for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita in Japan on December 21, and for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via Steam in North America and Europe in early 2018.
View the screenshots at the gallery.