KOEI TECMO America today proudly announced the release of the latest entry in developer GUST Studios’ long-running Atelier series, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, now available for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, digitally for the PlayStation®Vita handheld system, and on Windows PC via Steam®. In the 18th entry in the beloved franchise, players will follow the adventures of the wanderlust alchemist Firis as she takes her first steps into the outside world to become a certified alchemist and embark on a grand journey.
After spending her entire life in an isolated village, Firis Mistlud learns of the Alchemy Exam and decides to set off and discover the mysteries that life has to offer. In the game’s vast new world, towns, environments and other locations reach up to ten times the size of those in the series’ previous entry, Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, with views ranging from busy harbors to murmuring rivers, to imposing mountains, and more. With a host of new gameplay features and so much to explore, the element of choice plays a bigger role in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey than ever before, and players are able to switch freely between three narrative paths that encapsulate the key themes of the Atelier series – Alchemy, Combat and Character relationships.
Among other exciting new features to complement the game’s nomadic nature, Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey debuts the Atelier Tent – the series’ first mobile Atelier – which enables Firis to synthesize wherever there is a campfire. In addition, Mass Synthesis allows Firis to create large items to overcome obstacles in her path, such as a bridge to cross a river, or a boat to cruise across a lake. Players’ decisions on what to build not only change the appearance and accessibility of various locations, but can also affect the course of the story!