Both Weekly Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation magazines this week have more new information on Atelier Lydie & Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting. Two of the highly popular characters in the Mysterious series, Sophie Neuenmuller and Liane Mistlud, are confirmed returning in this game, along with a brand-new character getting introduced in the same batch. This information comes from the early details that are made available courtesy of Alternator and Hachima.
- Sophie Neuenmuller (now aged 24) - The protagonist of Atelier Sophie. As a senior, she will give pieces of advice to Lydie and Soeur. She has reached an extraordinary level in her alchemy skills, but her habit of missing something is still there.
- Liane Mistlud (now aged 22) - A hunter woman who is working to supply funds for her sister Firis' Atelier by opening a shop she named "Lovely Firis" where she sells items collected from her hunts. It looks like her affection towards Firis has powered up even further.
- Mathias Felie Adalett (new character, voiced by Yuuki Inoue) - A knight who is always seen tottering around the capital city of Merveille. Although he may look frivolous and mischievous, he is actually diligent. He introduces himself as Lydie and Soeur's bodyguard.
We do not have actual images of Sophie and Liane in Atelier Lydie & Soeur yet, but for the time being, you can look at their designs from the prequel Atelier Firis right below. Atelier Lydie & Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch this Winter in Japan. No English localizations have been announced as of yet. You can also read our translation of the first Dengeki interview here.