Developer Gust and publisher Koei Tecmo have finally launched Atelier Sophie 2 on the Nintendo Switch so its naturally time to check out the launch trailer for the game which is a direct continuation of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book which launched in 2016. One of the big draws for the game is the brand new battle system that begins instantly without any load times or separate screens, allowing gameplay to flow seamlessly between exploration and combat. You can check out the launch trailer for Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream down below.
“The sequel to Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream begins a brand-new adventure for heroines Sophie and Plachta. After leaving Sophie’s hometown of Kirchen Bell, the pair discovers a huge tree identical to the one that Plachta had seen in a dream. As they get closer, a mysterious vortex pulls them inside, launching them into the dream-like world of Erde Wiege, separating the pair. Sophie then sets off on a quest to find her best friend and return home, meeting a variety of new characters along the way who are ready to join the search party. Will Sophie be able to find Plachta and uncover the truth behind this mysterious new world?
Throughout the journey, Sophie will explore the vast landscapes of the magical Earth Cradle. These lands are filled with an abundance of resources and materials that are perfect for use in alchemy – with some gathering spots standing out from the rest. Newly introduced Major Gathering Spots will challenge players to a mini game – if they have the right harvesting tool – and depending on their result the quality and number of materials gathered will increase! Once materials are gathered, they can be used in the Atelier series’ staple synthesis system. The latest entry uses an updated panel synthesis system where alchemic components are strategically placed on the panel to increase the final item’s quality and effect levels.”