The sequel to the next Atelier JRPG title from Koei Tecmo and Gust will be revisiting the character of Sophie and her spirit friend Plachta.
The game is called Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, and it’s slated for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on 25th February, 2022. The sequel features a revamped combat system with tag-team attacks, new art and game engine based on Atelier Ryza 2, and a reworked synthesis system.
The title takes place right after her adventures in part 1. Here’s the synopsis:
“Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream continues the story of Sophie and Plachta’s many adventures. After leaving Sophie’s hometown of Kirchen Bell, the pair discovers a huge tree identical to one that Plachta had seen in a dream, and as they get closer, a mysterious vortex pulls them inside. Sophie awakens alone in a curious new world called Erde Wiege, and it’s not long before she hears about an alchemist named Plachta that lives on the outskirts of town.
Shockingly, when Sophie arrives at the atelier, she meets a young alchemy enthusiast named Plachta, and even though the alchemist shares the same name as her friend, she doesn’t recognize Sophie. What other surprises await Sophie on this journey? As the adventure continues, Sophie meets aspiring alchemist, Ramizel Erlenmeyer, who willingly agrees to help her in her time of need. The narrative elegantly unfolds with a charming new visual style that combines the art of the Mysterious sub-series with the high-quality graphics and animations featured in 2021’s Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends and the Secret Fairy.”
Alternate universe Atelier game, anyone? Check out the trailer, gameplay overview, and screenshots below.