Koei Tecmo has shared more details on Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings that releases next month.
The game will see you experience the adventures of twin alchemists Lydie and Suelle through magnificent landscapes within mysterious paintings, and, to help them reach their goal to run the best atelier, Suelle creates the Ambitions Journal.
This is used to track everything that they need to accomplish along the way, such as tasks related to the key pillars of the Atelier series: alchemy, synthesis, battle, and character relations. Important Quests will be unlocked as these are ticked off the list, that will raise the twin’s Atelier Rank once completed. As you level up your Atelier Rank, it will help you to increase the chances that you will discover new paintings and, eventually, the chance to take the alchemy exam – the Promotion Test.
The twins will collect resources on their adventures that they will need to create useful items, with synthesising items being a process that is necessary for them to perfect their skills. This has been tweaked this time around with new Enhancing Agents, which attach new effects to synthesised items and will chance the synthesis panel.
For example, Change Agents will transform coloured titles into the colour of the agent, while Colour Adjacent Agents turn the chosen tile and those next to it into the same colour. And then, Connect Agents change all of the tiles connected horizontally, vertically and diagonally to the chosen square into the same colour, and Colour All Agents causes all tiles of the same colour to transform into the colour of the agent. Using these at the right time can make your synthesised items even more effective.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings will release for Nintendo Switch in North America on March 27th, and in Europe on March 30th.