New Enhanced Battle Features Details for Atelier Lydie & Suelle

Koei Tecmo has shared new information, a new trailer, and new screenshots for Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

Featured above, the new trailer focuses on the game’s enhanced battle features.

Here’s the new information, via Koei Tecmo:

As they journey through a bounty of colorful locations, the girls will encounter the many surprises each world has hidden within them – with some unfriendly foes standing in their way. The girls will have to use everything in their arsenal to overcome their opponents, including alchemy. For the first time in the Atelier series, players are able to synthesize items while 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 Recipes that 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 with fire or even melt away the ice on the battlefield to give themselves the ideal advantage. Extra Mix utilizes pre-synthesized items – heightening their abilities and even adding new characteristics in ways which were previously impossible. In the case of the ever-useful Bomb item, which can be used to attack a group of enemies during combat, Extra Mix allows for the creation of the Enormous Bomb with a wider attack radius and a much deadlier blow. Experimenting with various ingredients can lead to impressive outcomes, with plenty 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 Combination Battle mechanic. Building upon the party setup previously featured in the series, each of the four characters will partner up with another to form a strong unit which will effectively engage enemies in close-quarters combat and perform ample support. The four characters at the front of a pair will focus on dealing blows to the opponent, with the four at the back carefully analyzing enemy attacks and jumping in to defend and support as needed. Carefully selecting the right duo that matches the player’s preferred playstyle is a key element of the game; the right pairing can allow devastating Combination Attacks to be performed in their moment of need!

A delightful new trailer highlighting the additions to battle and unique cast of characters, which will join players on their journey, was released today – alongside a fresh coat of new colorful assets, which introduces a collection of new characters: the mischievous young prince of Adalett, Mathias; the bright and energetic 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.

Here’s some new screenshots:

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings is now available for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita in Japan, while the western release is set for PC, PlayStation 4, and the Nintendo Switch on March 27th in North America and March 30th in Europe.

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  1. Kitsune
    January 23, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    More importantly, when will I get a new Atelier game with a male main character? I think it’s been 10 years now since the last one.

  2. Audie Bakerson
    Audie Bakerson
    January 23, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    Why would you want an ugly male instead of a cute girl?

  3. Kitsune
    January 23, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Maybe I’m a raging homosexual.

  4. porkbun
    January 23, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    I really want to play this series but can’t stand the time limit mechanic.

  5. Shinobu
    January 24, 2018 at 3:51 am

    Another entry in the series of “Moe & Blob”!

  6. Exien
    January 24, 2018 at 6:27 am

    Me too that is the biggest problem i have with these games, I want to play games at my own speed, we are getting enough time problems in our daily life so we don’t need this pressure in our games.

  7. James Hewitson
    James Hewitson
    January 24, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Me too your not the only one, i’ve tried multiple games in the series but the time limit mechanic pushes me away every time i hate it.

  8. Facu D. Sendo
    Facu D. Sendo
    January 24, 2018 at 10:06 am

    fucking disgustint faggot

  9. Kitsune
    January 24, 2018 at 10:55 am

    You have been reported to the right authorities, please await for them to collect you from your home.

  10. Lezard Valeth
    Lezard Valeth
    January 24, 2018 at 11:38 am

    They are getting more and more easier to deal with really.
    If you played Persona 5 the time limit isn’t that hard to deal with some of the entries.
    Escha & Logy time limit was tuned down, lot of time to do anything you want.
    Also There is no time limit in the second big part of Atelier Firis.

  11. GameZard
    January 24, 2018 at 7:04 pm

    No english Dub no buy.

  12. snugdarkly
    January 24, 2018 at 8:10 pm

    Is that a joke?

  13. GameZard
    January 24, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Nah. This game will be english sub only. I don’t like to play games that is not dubbed.