“Atelier Firis” Hits PS4 and PS Vita in the West in Spring 2017

Koei Tecmo announced a western release window for Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, which is officially coming to PlayStation 4 and PS Vita in North America and Europe in spring 2017. Though they didn’t say anything on Twitter about it, you’ll also be able to spot a Steam logo at the end of the trailer, so maybe look forward to that around the same time.

 

 

 

Koei Tecmo’s description:

The 18th entry to GUST’s popular Atelier franchise takes place after the events of 2016’s Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, expanding on the series’ delightful narrative.

The second entry in the ‘Mysterious’ saga follows the adventures of the enthusiastic Firis Mistlud and her loving older sister Liane Mistlud. The Mistlud sisters have lived their entire lives in the isolated town of Ertona, where Firis uses her unique ability to see where crystals of materials are buried. By way of a fateful encounter, Firis learns of the Alchemy Exam and decides to take her first step into the outside world, setting off on a grand journey to become a certified alchemist and discover the mysteries that life has to offer! Players will experience a vast world with towns, environments and other locations reaching up to ten times the size of those featured in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey takes the long-running franchise to greater heights with a brand new option to choose which narrative path to follow. After passing the exam, players are able to follow three different paths that focus on the three key aspects of the Atelier series – Alchemy, Combat and Character relationships. Choice plays a major role in the events that can be experienced throughout the game, with the ability to switch between the three paths at any point during this grand adventure.

 

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