Get your alchemy pot ready - Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky has been announced by Gust. Featuring the same character designs as Atelier Ayesha, a new feature in the series is the ability to choose between two new protagonists. Escha Malier is a 15-year old taught by her mother to become an alchemist. Logix Ficsario is an 18-year old fencer who uses the power of alchemy to craft weapons and armor. It appears that Escha is meant to appeal towards long-time fans, while Logix is hoping to bring in a new audience by venturing into new territory.
Throughout the story, players will experience close to the same story no matter the decision of their hero, but there will be differences at key points of the plot. There will also be multiple endings to add replayability.
Running off of the Dynasty Warriors engine (a benefit from being bought out by Tecmo Koei), Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky will be released in Japan on June 27th. Those who buy the game early will receive a download copy of Mana Khemia 2 redeemable from PSN. Thanks goes to Game Jouhou for the information.
Check out the debut trailer below, and enjoy the wealth of screenshots. Gust also recently opened the official site.