Koei Tecmo has provided another information batch for Atelier Lydie & Suelle in the newest Dengeki PlayStation magazine. This batch introduces more new characters, including those who live inside the mysterious painting worlds which Lydie and Suelle's party can dive into. It also explains some of the game mechanics in more detail.
We have translated and compiled the information from this batch, and you can read it right after the jump.
- Neige Chantruille (voiced by Chisa Yuuki)
An alchemist who is said to have drawn the mysterious paintings. Although she has a mature and calm personality, she is pessimistic towards the society and wants to always stay like a child. Her age is also unknown as of yet.
Other than Neige, Gust has also started introducing characters that can be met inside the mysterious paintings. A couple of them have been introduced, which are as follows:
- Captain Backen (voiced by Kosuke Goto)
A fleshless skeleton pirate who has assumed the Pirates' top position as the great captain. However, he is a fictional person who lives inside the mysterious painting "Seafloor Treasury".
- Fuko (voiced by Konomi Kohara)
A girl who has wings on her back and lives inside the mysterious painting "Great Waterfall of Anfel". A naive and innocent girl, she is also brimming with curiosity, interested in every single thing.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle has a Request system where citizens will post requests on the board in front of the castle. These requests will range from item compounding to monster extermination, and may sometimes even require the party to dive into mysterious paintings.
Multiple requests can be taken at the same time, and when they are completed, the party should report to the receptionist Princess Mireille, who will reward them with gold and items. Some requests will be linked to Lydie & Suelle's Ambition Note, where completing the specified requests will also improve their Atelier rating.
In last month's information batch, we learned about Activation Items that are newly added to the compounding section. The latest batch has new examples of what kind of effects these items will bring to the puzzle.
- Change - Changes all colored squares that have been placed with materials.
- Paint Adjacent - Placing the item on a colored square will also change the color of adjacent squares with the same color.
- Interpose - Placing the item on a colored square will change the color of other squares on diagonally straight lines.
- Paint All - Similar to Paint Adjacent, but it will instead change the color of all squares with the same color.
Additionally, a new video has been released showing off gameplay elements for Atelier Lydie and Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Paintings. You can watch it below.
Atelier Lydie and Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Paintings will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 21. An English localization for the West has also been announced in 2018, which replaces the Vita with a PC release.
Gust has posted screenshots for these new NPCs and crafting: