Koei Tecmo uploaded a new story trailer for Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists of the Mysterious Paintings to their youtube channel earlier today. It's their first uploaded video of the game since the original announcement trailer late last year.
This trailer gives us an extended look at the main story of the title, along with some footage of the combat and crafting mechanics, including in-battle synthesis and combination attacks. Check out the full video below.
Battle Mix focuses on crafting special Battle Recipes that enhance weaponry or cause a drastic change to the battlefield conditions; players stuck in a tight spot with an icy foe could imbue their weapon with fire or even melt away the ice on the battlefield to give themselves the ideal advantage. Extra Mix utilises pre-synthesised items – heightening their abilities and even adding new characteristics in ways which were previously impossible. In the case of the ever-useful Bomb item, which can be used to attack a group of enemies during combat, Extra Mix allows for the creation of the Enormous Bomb with a wider attack radius and a much deadlier blow. Experimenting with various ingredients can lead to impressive outcomes, with plenty of different items to match each player’s unique gameplay style.
Alchemy is not the only tool at Lydie and Suelle’s disposal, as up to eight quirky companions can enter the fray with the all new Combination Battle mechanic. Building upon the party setup previously featured in the series, each of the four characters will partner up with another to form a strong unit which will effectively engage enemies in close-quarters combat and perform ample support. The four characters at the front of a pair will focus on dealing blows to the opponent, with the four at the back carefully analysing enemy attacks and jumping in to defend and support as needed. Carefully selecting the right duo that matches the player’s preferred playstyle is a key element of the game; the right pairing can allow devastating Combination Attacks to be performed in their moment of need!
Atelier Lydie and Suelle releases on March 27 (March 30 for Europe) for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and PC/Steam. You can catch up on all of the game's coverage from its Japanese release over at its hub page.