New Atelier Resleriana trailer reveals Valeria, the game's second protagonist

Koei Tecmo, Gust, and Akatsuki Games have released a second trailer for Atelier Resleriana: The Forgotten Alchemy and the Liberator of Polar Night, the next main Atelier series entry. The game itself is set for release in 2023 on PC and mobile devices in Japan.

Check out the trailer below:

The new trailer is heavy on narrative moments, introducing Valeria, the game's second lead after the previously revealed Resna Sternenlicht. Valeria is a young woman with a pair of horns (one of them chipped off). She wields blades worn on her forearms. 

In her character description on the official website, Valeria is described as having top-notch fighting skills. However, she doesn't know where she got them from, as she suffers from amnesia. She's worked with Heidi for the last few years, taking on tough jobs and mercenary work. Valeria is voiced by Manami Numakura, who also played Pleck in Attack on Titan, Hinata Sakaguichi in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Katrina Balbastre in Atelier Sophie 2.

In the trailer, Heidi refers to Flock Cerha, herself, and Valeria as having something in common: Respectively, they're "someone who lost her parents, someone who escaped her parents, and someone who can't remember her parents." The characters are shown interacting with "strangers," characters from previous Atelier games visiting the world of Resleriana. These include the likes of Monika, Ayesha, Escha, Logy, Totori, Rorona, Firis, Ryza, and more.

The official site also describes the systems and structure of the game to an extent. Though the game will use a stamina system to regulate activity, the story won't cost any stamina to progress, allowing players to get as far as they can without expending resources.

Each character has three skills that can be used in battle, and the battle system is based on a timeline showing the turn order. In combat, players will try to acquire "panels" that enable the use of Burst Skills or gaining other effects.

Characters can also be upgraded by sending them on training quests in exchange for stamina, unlocking panels on a Growth Board, and equipping "Memoria", special gear-like items that contain illustrations and scenes from the Atelier series, plus various "what if" scenarios.

Materials for Alchemy can be gathered through questing in dungeons and taking on score battles for rewards. Multiple alchemists can cooperate when performing synthesis, with over 100 recipes to discover and unlock. 

Atelier Resleriana will be released on PC and mobile devices in Japan in 2023. A global release window has not yet been announced.