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Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
Genre: RPG/Action
Publisher: Tecmo Koei
Developer: Gust
Release Date: March 7, 2017

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'Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey' (ALL) Synthesis Features & Pre-Order Incentive - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Jan. 26, 2017 @ 6:32 a.m. PST

The 18th entry to GUST’s Atelier franchise takes place after the events of 2016’s Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, expanding on the series’ narrative.

The second entry in the ‘Mysterious’ saga follows the adventures of the enthusiastic Firis Mistlud and her loving older sister Liane Mistlud. The Mistlud sisters have lived their entire lives in the isolated town of Ertona, where Firis uses her unique ability to see where crystals of materials are buried. By way of a fateful encounter, Firis learns of the Alchemy Exam and decides to take her first step into the outside world, setting off on a grand journey to become a certified alchemist and discover the mysteries that life has to offer! Players will experience a vast world with towns, environments and other locations reaching up to ten times the size of those featured in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.  

Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey takes the long-running franchise to greater heights with a brand-new option to choose which narrative path to follow. After passing the exam, players are able to follow three different paths that focus on the three key aspects of the Atelier series – Alchemy, Combat and Character relationships. Choice plays a major role in the events that can be experienced throughout the game, with the ability to switch between the three paths at any point during this grand adventure.


This new material offers a first look at the game’s new Atelier Tent system as well as a glimpse at the fresh faces who aid Firis on her mysterious journey: Angriff Dahlmann, an aged and hearty mercenary, and a trio of alchemists – the talented Ren Breitner, the carefree Norbert Classen and the clumsy Dion Maier.

Synthesis is an integral aspect of each Atelier title, and in turn, each alchemist’s adventure! Throughout her unusual journey, Firis will devise handy new recipes as she explores the vast land, encounters new companions, and discovers new materials. To match her wanderlust lifestyle, Firis’s Atelier takes the form of a portable Atelier Tent that enables her to synthesize wherever she may please. The Atelier Tent can even be personalized with a variety of keepsakes from her adventures, making it feel like her second home!

The Synthesis system in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey features exciting new additions to suit its newly nomadic nature. For example, Mass Synthesis allows Firis to create large items to overcome obstacles in her path, such as building a bridge to cross a river, or a boat to cruise across a lake. Deciding what to build not only changes the appearance and accessibility of various locations, but can also affect the course of the story! Furthermore, the effectiveness of items can be amplified with the use of special Catalysts, which grant bonuses and provide greater perks to the end result.

A number of preorder bonuses are on offer for prospective players of Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey.

Preordering the gamefrom Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games or GameStop will unlock two adorable costumes that provide Firis with useful bonuses: the Resort Vacationcostume which increases the chances of finding high quality materials for use in synthesis, and the Wonderland outfit which decreases the time it takes for synthesis and fast traveling between landmarks!



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