Today Gust released a large batch of new screenshots of its upcoming JRPG Atelier Firis: Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey, that will release in Japan on September 29th.
First of all, we get to meet a few new characters:
Edel Hangstein is the major of Raizenberg, quite smart and proficient in politics and economy. She’s very popular with the townspeople. She also is a certified alchemist, and is part of the examination commission.
Luis Bester is a female minstrel met on the road. She dresses as a man for a certain reason, but she hides a bright and cheerful personality. More than anything else, she loves to sing.
Meklet and Atomina are a mysterious boy and an equally mysterious girl who appear in front of Firis. They always act together, and appear and disappear apparently randomly. Meklett is arrogant and childlike, while Atomina is quieter.
We also get a look at catalysts to be used in alchemy and at the new supercharged alchemy, that can be used to create amazing effects. For example, it’s possible to create an “artificial sun” to melt the ice.
We then learn that quests can often have different solutions, and the outcome will change depending on which one is pursued. Certain outcomes could also open further quests.
Last, but not least, we get to see some battle screenshots showcasing chain burst attacks.