Today Gust and Koei Tecmo released a new gallery of screenshots of their upcoming JRPG Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings.
First of all, we meet three new characters. Fuuko is a young girl living in one of the worlds within a painting. She has feathers on her back, and since she has never been outside, she is very curious about everything.
Neige Chantreuil is the creator of the first magical painting. She has a calm personality and behaves like a grown-up. She has a cynical outlook on society and would like to stay a child as long as possible.
Captain Bakken is also an inhabitant of a painting and is a glorious pirate. He dwells at the bottom of a submarine cave, protecting his treasure long after his body has decayed. He’s a little intense, but also quite a bit funny and cheerful.
We also get to see quite a bit of the alchemy system, including the use of a catalyst to unlock bonuses and special effects. On top of that, the screenshots showcase the quests our protagonists can receive from the citizen to improve the popularity of their atelier.
Some screenshots also showcase some of the friends that can adventure with the twins, Matthias, Firis, Alto, and Sophie, on top of more looks at some of the paintings we can explore.
You can check out all the screenshots in the gallery below. If you want to see more about the game, you can check out the opening cutscene, the latest gameplay trailer, another recent gallery of screenshots introducing more characters, the first gameplay trailer, another batch of images and more screenshots from a few weeks ago.
The game will launch in Japan on December 21st, 2017, for PS4, Switch, and PS Vita. Unfortunately, the PS Vita version will come only for Japan. The western version, which will release in early 2018, will skip it in favor of PC.