Koei Tecmo and Gust have released new information and screenshots of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland introducing newly confirmed sub-characters Cole Dueller, Lisa von Beilschmidt, Refle von Beilschmidt, Jeltje Jeremies, Wild Klinsmann, and Pamela Ibis, as well as the battle system.
Get the details below.
■ Key Visual
Cole Dueller (voiced by Souichirou Miwa)
A former peddler who trained beneath a certain blacksmith.
The owner of a blacksmith shop. With his technique learned from an Arland blacksmith and business sense as a former peddler, his shop has become quite popular. With the motto, “Work while you’re young, earn while you’re working,” he is a bit tight when it comes to his money, but is willing to take a loss if it is to help others. He knows Rorona from long ago.
Lisa von Beilschmidt (voiced by Emiri Katou)
The gluttonous queen and bar employee.
The showgirl for the “Golden Broadax Tavern” in Arculis. Neat, clean, kind, and beautiful, she does not look suited to work at a bar. Also unlike her appearance suggests, she eats like a pig and could scarf down all the food at the bar if she put her mind to it. She loves eating, and is commonly referred to as “Angel’s Smile.”
Refle von Beilschmidt (voiced by Kaya Okuno)
A girl who loves jewels.
Shopkeeper at the jewelry store “Silver Chisel” in Arculis, and Lisa’s younger sister. She has loved and collected pretty things like jewels and shells since she was little, and her knowledge on the subject is no less than that of a researcher. She is shy and does not show much active emotion, but loves her older sister Lisa.
Jeltje Jeremies (voiced by Takeda Rarisa Tago)
A fanatic for famous adventurers.
A girl who calls herself the “Adventurer Maniac.” Her purpose in life is to travel the world to get autographs from “amazing adventurers.” Cheerful and lively, she is the type to be herself without worrying about the minor things. However, when she comes face-to-face with one of thhere “amazing adventurers,” she tenses up and gets quiet.
Wild Klinsmann (voiced by Yuuki Yonai)
Arland’s young chef.
The owner of a restaurant in Arland. With the motto to “study the cutting edge of fashion” and not just cooking, he seems to also pay particular attention to his hair style and clothes, but always wears his apron as a symbol of his chef pride. He was originally a delinquent, but changed his ways after eating the soulful cuisine of a certain chef, and decided to follow the path of the chef.
Pamela Ibis (voiced by Asuka Tanii)
The owner of “Pamela’s Shop” in Arls. She has a warm and fluffy personality, and her shop has become one of the tourist attractions of Arls. She seems to know Rorona from long ago.
■ Battle System
The battle system of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is based on the “Collaboration Battles” of the series’ latest entry Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, but goes deeper with the implementation of new elements like “Interrupt” and “Primal Arts.”
Battle Members and Formation
Up to five party members can participate in battle, with three characters in the front and two characters in the back. The characters in the front can directly attack monsters, and depending on the actions taken by the front, the back can return fire with assist skills.
—Five party members can participate in battle. Characters in the back have the benefit of gradually recovering HP and MP. While systems have been improved, the Atelier series’ familiar and powerful special moves also return.
—Depending on the actions taken by characters in the front, characters in the back can cooperate to activate assist skills. By trying to activate assist skills, you can continuously deal big damage in one go.
Characters have many unique skills. Since the use of skills can decipher the pages of the Alchemy Riddle book, be sure to utilize various skills while considering the enemy’s weaknesses.
—Eva’s “Range Shift” skill comes changes the attack range her skills.
New Element #1: More Strategic Battles with “Interrupt”
“Interrupt” is a command that can only be used by alchemists. By building up the gauge on the lower-right of the screen, you can “Interrupt” the battle to use an equipped item at any time, regardless of whether it is your turn.
—If your teammate is in a pinch, “Interrupt” to cut in and heal them before your turn.
When used normally, the amount of times an item can be used decreases, and disappears once it has all been used. However, when equipped as an Interrupt item, the amount of times the item can be used never decreases, allowing you to use items as many times as you want without worrying. Make heavy use of synthesized items particular about quality and efficiency. However, it should be noted that only one Interrupt item can be equipped per alchemist.
Additionally, special effects called “Interrupt Skills,” which differ depending on the alchemist, can also be activated when using Interrupt. There are various additional effects, such as “adding light knock-back when used on an enemy in the break state.”
—By forming a party of several alchemists, you can continously use Interrupts.
New Element #2: “Primal Arts” are the Key to Deepening Your Bonds
“Primal Arts” are special formation effects activated based on the combination of characters in the front. There are various effects, including powering-up items and reducing damage received. Since Primal Arts can be used to your benefit in battle, be sure to consider your formation.
—Depending on your formation, you can activate various Primal Arts.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is due out for PlayStation 4 and Switch on March 20 in Japan, and for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC in North America and Europe this spring.
View the screenshots at the gallery.