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New Atelier Firis Details, Media Showcases Chain Burst and Sub-Weapons

Koei Tecmo has shared new information, a new trailer, and new screenshots for Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey.

Featured above, a new trailer was published that shows off the game’s chain burst attacks, as well as the various sub-weapons you can use.

Here’s a breakdown of each component, via Koei Tecmo:


Chain Attacks

Firis’ journey will take her through beautiful and unexplored regions with unexpected surprises, often forcing her and her friends into battle. In battle, each character has the ability to use unique standard and special attacks, as well as supporting items. By carefully combining their skills, Firis and friends can defeat enemies more swiftly! Chaining abilities fills the Linkage Gauge which ultimately leads to powerful Chain Burst attacks, where all party members get to interlink their moves to deal devastating attacks to their foes and result in impressive finishing blow!

Sub-Weapons

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey also boasts the use of sub-weapons for the first time in the Atelier series. In addition to their main weapon, each character is capable of equipping two types of sub-weapons, each with different skill effect and different types of damage.


Here’s a batch of new screenshots focusing on the chain burst attacks and sub-weapons:

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey is launching across PC, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita on March 7th in North America and March 10th in Europe.

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11 comments
  1. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    February 15, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Look really nice, the combat in Sophie was alright, i will enjoy this one too.

  2. Fenrir007
    Fenrir007
    February 15, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Combat is the weak link in the series. I really wish they developed this aspect more.

  3. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    February 16, 2017 at 12:20 am

    So Sophie got released early this month on PC. I can’t keep up with more Japanese games to PC.

  4. Eldhin Hellknight
    Eldhin Hellknight
    February 16, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Hopefully it will be an improvement over Sophie on PC

  5. Quetzalcoatl
    Quetzalcoatl
    February 16, 2017 at 8:29 am

    Steps to enjoying Atelier series

    1. If you like music you’ll enjoy the game by default to some extent.
    2. Don’t go in expecting much in terms of gameplay/graphics
    3. Expect 2 great characters in this game you will NEVER see again or some interesting bit about the world or that character’s story that never comes to pass.
    4. Small scale, repetitive reused assets from the previews atelier game (sophie)
    5.???
    6.Gust doesn’t profit and does shoddy pc ports

  6. Ruto-hime
    Ruto-hime
    February 16, 2017 at 10:44 am

    I will probably like it. And I’m glad about the dual-audio option in this series. :D

  7. Quetzalcoatl
    Quetzalcoatl
    February 16, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    its a port these are release yearly

    you only got sophie now cuz port (first one) on pc I believe

  8. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    February 16, 2017 at 9:48 pm

    First in English.

  9. VLOCKUP
    VLOCKUP
    February 16, 2017 at 9:51 pm

    Times like this that I wish Gust resurrects AI1 and 2(along with MK1) in terms of story and characters. 2D Graphic would be a bonus since I think they really developed during those times. Shame MK2 finally killed that premise.

  10. Mike Nieto
    Mike Nieto
    February 17, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    I honestly don’t agree with Atelier having poor gameplay, it’s one of the things I like a lot about the series. Mechanically, they’re very deep and dense and most systems are very connected with each other. You won’t solve battles in this games by just level grinding, etc.

    I might be wrong with this one but I believe the PC ports are not made by Gust themselves.

  11. Quetzalcoatl
    Quetzalcoatl
    February 19, 2017 at 10:07 am

    Huh? Atelier games are easy to beat. Sophie has no timelimit so you can just break the game without any repercussions. Empty world.