Publisher Koei Tecmo and developer Gust revealed a new promotional video as well as all-new information for the upcoming title Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. These include a new character named Elvira (Reina Ueda), the goddess of Erde Wiege, the game’s weather control system, Major Gathering Spots, and more.
In Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, players will encounter environmental obstacles, such as raging rivers, that will stop their progress. Each area of Erde Wiege has pre-determined weather, but using a Dreamscape Stone to change the weather and environment will help players progress—such as lowering the water level of a once flooded location to uncover new gathering spots for unique materials.
If the correct gathering tool is equipped when arriving at a Major Gathering Spot, a mini-game will start, and the quality and number of materials gathered will increase according to their results. These mini-games include a fishing rod style game where a certain number of fish must be caught, and a slingshot game where players have to shatter various targets within the time limit.
Koei Tecmo also announced that those who purchase the game physically on its first-run will receive a special reversible coversheet for their copy and a bonus poster with exclusive artwork by NOCO. A Premium Box version of the game was also announced. It includes an artbook, a B3 fabric poster featuring an original art piece, an “extra tracks” soundtrack CD, an early-access downloadable content costume for Sophie, and the game all packed into a collectable box.
The Special Collection Box version of the game contains all of the contents featured in the Premium Box version, as well as an A1 wall scroll featuring an original art piece, a whale necklace motif metal keychain based on Sophie’s in-game jewelry, a set of two illustrated clear files, and a special large crystal paperweight.
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will release for the Nintendo Switch, PS4, and PC via Steam on February 24, 2022 in Japan and February 25 worldwide.
KOEI Tecmo describes the upcoming game as:
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream continues the story of Sophie and Plachta’s many adventures. After leaving Sophie’s hometown of Kirchen Bell, the pair discovers a huge tree identical to one that Plachta had seen in a dream, and as they get closer, a mysterious vortex pulls them inside. Sophie awakens alone in a curious new world called Erde Wiege, and it’s not long before she hears about an alchemist named Plachta that lives on the outskirts of town.
Shockingly, when Sophie arrives at the atelier, she meets a young alchemy enthusiast named Plachta, and even though the alchemist shares the same name as her friend, she doesn’t recognize Sophie. What other surprises await Sophie on this journey? As the adventure continues, Sophie meets aspiring alchemist, Ramizel Erlenmeyer, who willingly agrees to help her in her time of need. The narrative elegantly unfolds with a charming new visual style that combines the art of the Mysterious sub-series with the high-quality graphics and animations featured in 2021’s Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy.
Source: press release