Following days of persistent rumors, Koei Tecmo has officially presented new entries of its light-hearted RPG series Atelier. One of them is Atelier Online: Alchemists of Braceir, a free to play title for smartphones, and the other is the next mainline entry, called Atelier Liddy and Soeur, which continues the Mysterious saga.
Most of the footage revealed at the announcement was part of Atelier Online: Alchemists of Braceir, which despite its mobile nature, it showcases a very similar look to the mainline console entries. Just like any other game in the series, Atelier Online is a classic RPG consisting in exploring the world and gathering ingredients in the most mysterious places. As the title indicates, the online features are the main new component of this title, which will allow us to synthesize new items together with our friends, and even fight battles in cooperative mode.
As for the new mainline game, Koei Tecmo has only revealed the Japanese title and an artwork featuring the silhouettes of the two main characters. All the details on this new entry are kept under wraps for now, but it is said that despite belonging to the same saga as Aterlier Sophie and Atelier Firis, this game will introduce many gameplay additions. Hopefully the company will reveal the first footage at the Tokyo Game Show 2017 in September. While Koei Tecmo has only revealed the title in Japanese characters, the media is referring to the game in English as “Atelier Liddy and Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting.”
Atelier Online will be released in Japan for iOS and Android devices this winter. Watch the first trailer below.