Koei Tecmo Europe has announced the latest installments in the Gust’s Atelier Dusk series are getting Western and European release date.
Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk is coming to the PlayStation Vita on January 15th (January 13th for North America) while Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will arrive on March 13th (March 10th for North America) for PlayStation 3.
Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk explores the tale of Ayesha Altugle who is searching for her younger missing sister Nio after seeing a vision of her near her empty grave.
The Vita version will include dual audio, bosses from Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, new costumes, a hard mode and the Album missions which unlock exclusive costumes and gameplay features and the ability to change party members at any time. Lastly, almost all content from the original PlayStation 3 version can be carried over.
The game will be available for digital download for $39.00/€39.99.
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will conclude the final chapter in the Atelier Dusk series and will have features developed based on community feedback of the previous Dusk titles and new systems that combines ease of entry for newcomers, with the choice to advance gameplay for long-time fans. The battle system will incorporate strategy and speed, the time management system will be free from restrictions allowing for unlimited play time and a straightforward menu in the engaging Synthesis system.
In Dusk Sea players chose to play as either the reserved, mission-focused Shallistera, daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on voyage to find a cure for her ailing father or ambitious, energetic Shallotte, who has been struggling to bring success to the alchemy workshop since the passing of her father. While their personalities and appearance are drastically different, they both share the nickname “Shallie” and uncover the reasoning why along each of their journeys— the dual main character system has been improved with separate stories and multiple endings for Shallistera and Shallotte.
The game will include a 360 degree camera, a vast world map that has expanded greatly with many new environments that evolve based on how the player progresses.
In the new Quest system players can either take on only assignments necessary to progress the game or earn more points engaging in additional, more challenging quests.
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will available for $49.99/€49.99.