on December 20, 2016 by Holly Williams
Koei Tecmo have announced the North American and European release dates for the latest instalment in the Atelier series, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey. They’ve also provided a little more info about navigating the game’s expansive and beautiful world!
As Firis travels on her adventure, she visits a range of settings, such as Reisenberg, a prosperous city where travellers gather, and Flocke, the village of dancing snow. Between the settlements, she must navigate the varying environments which each have their own weather conditions which will affect travel.
Firis’s different costumes can help against the environmental effect, like the Snow Bright costume, which reduces draining HP in the icy cold, or the Zealous Explorer attire for desert travel. The different outfits also have different effects which can help with finding high quality materials or improving synthesis abilities!
The player will encounter varying obstacles preventing them from reaching their destination, and can permanently alter the environment by finding the solution! Establishing Landmarks at these points will then make travelling back and forth between locations easier, and allow for Fast Travel.
It’s to be expected of an Atelier game really, but Atelier Firis looks stunning and also adorable. It’s releasing on a range of platforms too, so more people can get in on the adventure!