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KOEI TECMO EUROPE REVEALS ENHANCED BATTLE FEATURES FOR ATELIER LYDIE & SUELLE: THE ALCHEMISTS AND THE MYSTERIOUS PAINTINGS

KOEI TECMO Europe revealed all-new strategic battle featurestoday for Gust’s latest entry to the heart-warming Atelier series, Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings. Set torelease on the 30th March 2018 for Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam®, players willfollow the adventures of sisters Lydie and Suelle through majestic landscapeswithin mysterious paintings, in their quest to become skilled alchemists.


As they journey through a bounty of colourful locations, thegirls will encounter the many surprises each world has hidden within them –with some unfriendly foes standing in their way. The girls will have to useeverything in their arsenal to overcome their opponents, including alchemy. Forthe first time in the Atelier series, players are able to synthesise itemswhile in battle for immediate use through Battle Mix and Extra Mix,with each opening up a range of new strategic options.

Battle Mix focuses on crafting special Battle Recipesthat enhance weaponry or cause a drastic change to the battlefield conditions;players stuck in a tight spot with an icy foe could imbue their weapon withfire or even melt away the ice on the battlefield to give themselves the idealadvantage. Extra Mix utilises pre-synthesised items – heightening theirabilities and even adding new characteristics in ways which were previouslyimpossible. In the case of the ever-useful Bomb item, which can be used toattack a group of enemies during combat, Extra Mix allows for the creation ofthe Enormous Bomb with a wider attack radius and a much deadlier blow.Experimenting with various ingredients can lead to impressive outcomes, withplenty of different items to match each player’s unique gameplay style.


Alchemy is not the only tool at Lydie and Suelle’s disposal,as up to eight quirky companions can enter the fray with the all new CombinationBattle mechanic. Building upon the party setup previously featured in theseries, each of the four characters will partner up with another to form astrong unit which will effectively engage enemies in close-quarters combat andperform ample support. The four characters at the front of a pair will focus ondealing blows to the opponent, with the four at the back carefully analysingenemy attacks and jumping in to defend and support as needed. Carefullyselecting the right duo that matches the player’s preferred playstyle is a keyelement of the game; the right pairing can allow devastating CombinationAttacks to be performed in their moment of need!


A delightful newtrailer highlighting the additions to battle and unique cast of characters,which will join players on their journey, was released today - alongside afresh coat of new colourful assets, which introduces a collection of newcharacters: the mischievous young prince of Adalett, Mathias; the bright andenergetic princess, Mireille; the mysterious child, Alt; the town’s caring nun,Grace; a girl who lives among the lava falls of “The Great Cascades of Anfel”,Fuoko; and the first alchemist to create a ‘Mysterious Painting’, Neige.