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Koei Tecmo America has revealed gameplay features and pre-order details for developer GUST’s latest entry in the Atelier franchise Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. The game is scheduled for release on June 7, 2016 on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Those that pre-order the upcoming Atelier title will receive some pre-order bonuses in addition to the game.

Important new gameplay features included in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book include time, weather and a life point system. To be successful in missions players will need to focus on completion and material harvesting.  In order to complete missions and harvest materials the time of day and weather conditions will need to be taken into account.

Monsters can be found during specific times of day and weather conditions. Also certain materials can only be harvested during the right time and weather. Players will need to consider these factors before heading out on a mission.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book

Keep your eye on the clock.

Adding to the challenge of Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is a life point system. This system will fatigue characters that are out adventuring for too long. Fatigued characters will have weakened attacks and will need to return to the atelier to rest in between missions to stay strong.

Those interested in the game can pre-order it from select retailers. If purchased from Amazon, GameStop and EB Games Canada for PlayStation 4 you will receive a DLC pack containing alternate background music, the Doll Making ‘Aqua Suit’ costume, a five-piece set of useful materials and items to be used in synthesis and a theme. For those that pre-order for PlayStation 4 from Best Buy will get an in-game alternate background music pack, as well as two Atelier Sophie themes.

If you purchase a digital copy of the game for either PS4 or PSVita from the PlayStation Store within a month of its release you’ll get two Atelier Sophie themes, as well as an in-game bundle of useful items boosting attacks (uni bag), Hit Points (sweets), or Mental Points (sotea) that can be used on adventures.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book

The aqua suit is pre-order DLC.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is coming to PS4 and PSVita (digital release only) on June, 7th. It can be pre-ordered from Amazon, GameStop, EB Games Canada or Best Buy for $59.99.

Alexandria Taberski

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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.