Atelier Sophie2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream is a fantasy RPG developed by KOEI TECMO GAMES in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Atelier series. The game is the newest sequel to the Mysterious series of the Atelier series, where the last episode Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings was released in 2017.
The story of the game revolves around the protagonist Sophie as she continued her travels after leaving her hometown of Kirchen Bell in the previous episode. As Sophie and her closest friend, Plachta are separated in the dream world Erde Wiege, the biggest objective of Sophie's adventure this time is to search for her beloved friend. In the journey, Sophie will encounter more people and form more intimate bonds between them as partners and friends. A magical and phenomenal adventure is here to await every player!
The battle in this game has been redesigned into a turn-based battle of 6 members. Three members will be in front and others will be at the back to form two teams that cooperate with each other. In addition, there will be a seamless battle experience as the battle will instantly start without a loading screen once the player runs into the enemies on the map. This ensures smooth transitions in-game and provides the players with a great gaming experience.
The panel synthesis system is another signature of the Mysterious series. Players need to place specific material into the slots on the panel to create a variety of items. This is like a puzzle where players need to use the resources intelligently to maximize the outcome. This time, the game provides two panels of synthesis. Apart from the regular one, there is a "restricted panel" that requires much higher skills to use due to its complex pattern. The items synthesized on the restricted panel will be more powerful, so it is important to master the use of it!
The game is scheduled to be released on the PS and Switch platform on the 24th of February, 2022. The PC version will then be released on the next day (25th) on steam.