New Atelier Sophie 2 Features, Story Detailed
Koei Tecmo shared a brand new trailer and accompanying screenshots for Gust’s upcoming game Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. Details on new features such as weather-changing capabilities, Major Gathering Spots, and the story’s continuation from Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book are the focus this time.
In the dreamlike world of Erde Wiege, protagonist Sophie Neuenmuller is separated from her best friend, Plachta. Sophie makes new friends and sets out to find Plachta, but instead the search party uncovers a rift leading to a mysterious remote location. Although a water dragon suddenly attacks, the aspiring alchemist Ramizel and former knight Diebold also appear to save the group from peril.
Later on, the party encounters Elvira, the childlike goddess responsible for creating Erde Wiege, along with the unconscious Plachta. Sophie’s journey continues as she seeks to restore Plachta’s consciousness while uncovering the secrets of the other world.
During her quest, Sophie will gain the power to change the weather using Dreamscape Stones found throughout the land of Erde Wiege. Using the stones can open previously inaccessible places, such as by lowering the water level in a flooded area.
Sophie can also perform new types of gathering at Major Gathering Spots. By using special tools, players can activate mini-games, including breaking targets with a slingshot or catching fish with a rod. Mastering each mini-game is the key to obtaining better-than-average materials for synthesis.
As the latest entry in the Atelier series, Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream is set to arrive on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam on February 25, 2022. Koei Tecmo has also announced that physical copies of the game will come with a special reversible cover sheet featuring artwork of Sophie and Ramizel drawn by NOCO. It can be viewed in the trailer below.