Atelier Marie Remake Photo Mode And More New Extras Detailed

Published: June 15, 2023 9:34 AM /


Marie running around a town square in Atelier Marie Remake

Koei Tecmo has unveiled new information about the upcoming Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg, including how the Photo Mode will work. Not only will you be able to pause the game and take snapshots of its characters, but you'll also be able to engage in a range of minigames and more.

Atelier Marie Remake is heading West on July 13th, and pre-orders are open right now if you want to snag yourself a copy of the game. To sweeten the deal, Koei Tecmo has revealed that the game's Photo Mode will let you "play with poses and expressions" for Marie and her friends, and once you've taken photos, you can decorate them with all kinds of special stamps and items.

It's not just the Photo Mode, of course. Atelier Marie Remake will also contain never-before-seen character scenes that contain "intimate details" about the cast. These scenes weren't in the original game, so they should give you some new insight into how the characters of Atelier Marie Remake tick.

A player using the Photo Mode to take a picture of a character in Atelier Marie Remake
Atelier Marie Remake will have a pretty detailed photo mode.

Atelier Marie Remake will also contain six remade minigames that will grant you special items if you do well in them. Here's a list of all six minigames:

  • Punipuni Hammer
  • Golden Salmon Search
  • Catch Those Rats
  • Apple Rush
  • Treasure Hunt
  • Name Collector

Some of them are pretty self-explanatory (I think I can guess what Catch Those Rats wants you to do), but others are more esoteric and intriguing, like Punipuni Hammer. If you manage to achieve victory in these minigames, you'll get "valuable new items", according to Koei Tecmo, so that's a good reason to engage with them.

Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg is scheduled to arrive on PC, PlayStation consoles, and Nintendo Switch. It's a remake of the original 1997 RPG in which you play as a failing alchemy student who must produce an outstanding item for her teacher within 5 years or be expelled. As you can tell from the setup, it's a fairly cozy, low-stakes take on classic JRPGs, so it should be perfect if you want a break from saving the world.


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