Gust has posted another update for the upcoming crafting- focused JRPG Atelier Sophie, detailing a new trio of characters and some more battle system tidbits.
The first of Sophie's new companions is Julio - a young chivalrous knight that wields a large greatsword. He is a visitor from the country of Adarett, looking into alchemy for reasons unknown.
Second is Fritz, a 51-year old former mercenary and now a traveling puppetmaster. He is known to be a very dependable person always looking to help others, and uses dual longswords in combat.
Lastly is Leon, a traveling tailor. She is extremely confident in her work, so much so that her her demeanor can sometimes rub people the wrong way. She uses a lance in battle
Gust has provided both the 2D artwork (left) and in-game model (right) for these new companions:
Julio Sebald Leidenschaft
Many more images of the battle system were also shared. Atelier Sophie's combat puts a bit of focus on a variety of co-operative abilities. These party abilities, known as chain links, come in the form of two- and three- person combination attacks as well as party-wide healing and defensive capabilities.
In case you missed it, you can find more details about the battle system here, as well details on the recently revealed Cornelia and Harol. Check the gallery below for new screenshots and artwork.
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is coming on September 25 for the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Playstation Vita in Japan.