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Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is releasing on June 7th and Koei Tecmo has released two trailers to get fans ready for the next installment in the RPG series.  The videos reveal new and returning characters, some great music and the all new synthesis system. The new game will be coming to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Read on to learn about the characters and new synthesis system included in the upcoming title.

Play as protagonist Sophie Neuenmuller, atelier to the quaint town of Kirchen Bell. In this stand alone entry in the Atelier series from developer GUST, Plachta has lost her memories and it’s up to Sophie and her friends to help her remember. The mysterious alchemy book holds the key because filling it’s pages with recipes helps recover Plachta’s memories.

The game’s cast includes party members and NPC’s to help Sophie along the way. Each has their own set of skills and talents that players will find useful as they discover the mysteries of the old book and help Plachta regain her memory. Joining Sophie’s adventuring party are her good friends Monika Ellmenreich and Oskar Behlmer, as well as the knight Julio Sebald Leidenschaft and mercenary turned puppeteer Fritz Weissberg.

Back in town Sophie receives the help of item duplicator Corneria, Clock shop owner Harol Simens and traveling clothier Leon. Blacksmith Logy is returning from Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. Horst Basler runs the local cafe and gives Sophie all the gossip around town.

In addition to new characters Atelier Sophie:The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book has a unique crafting system that is displayed in the latest trailer. This new synthesis system allows players to craft items with special bonuses. Players can put their inventory managing skills to work as they fit various ingredients into different sized cauldrons to make the most efficient use of space and create items with the best bonuses.   

Atelier Sophie:The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is now available to pre-order. The limited edition version includes a 48-page hardcover art book, 2 disc soundtrack featuring the game’s theme ‘Phronesis’ by Rurutia, a cloth poster, and five miniature art prints. This is the first time the Atelier series will be coming to PS4 and it will also be released digitally on PS Vita on June 7th.

Alexandria Taberski

Staff Writer

A tsundere lolita writing about games for the last three years. Somehow got involved in covering mobile games. Loves JRPG's and all genre's of gaming except for platform games. Platforming can go die in a fire.