|Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book|
|Released|| Nov 19, 2015|
June 7, 2016
June 10, 2016
|Modes|| Offline |
|Rating|| CERO : Ages 12+ |
ESRB : Teen (T)
PEGI : Ages 12+
|Platforms|| PlayStation 4 |
Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book (ソフィーのアトリエ ～不思議な本の錬金術士～, Sofii no Atorie ～Fushigina hon no Renkinjutsushi～) is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by Gust.
It was originally released in Japan in 2015 before being translated into English and re-released in the summer of 2016 in the United States and Europe.
Atelier Sophie is a fantasy turn-based-RPG with heavy emphasis on item creation and exploration. It takes place in a highly stylized third-person open world setting illustrated with cel-shaded visuals.
In this game, the player controls a party of up to four characters traversing the world collecting ingredients for synthesis while discovering new recipes for item creation. The player is capable of accepting randomized Requests, which serve as side quests in order to gain money and rare resources.
Plot progression follows a formulaic pattern in which the acquisition of new recipes triggers cut scenes which advance the story while unlocking new areas, allowing the player to gather new resources and more advanced recipes.
Alchemy, the crafting system of this game, is a complexly woven puzzle mini-game in which the player fits together different sized ingredient puzzle pieces in order to create a product out of the base materials. Depending on the way in which the player fits together varied pieces and manipulates the bonus system, different effects can be endowed upon the product, resulting in a highly customizable item creation system.
This game features a "Friendship" affinity system, where investing time in deepening the bonds between the player and the cast of NPCs can lead to new features and party members being unlocked, along with bonuses in battle when paired with party members of a high affinity level.
The game has established a day-night cycle, directly influencing the harvests and the enemies you encounter. Additionally, the game features a weekly schedule consisting of three weekdays and two weekends. Other characters in the game follow a schedule in which the time of day, day of the week, and weather can influence their location and interactions with the player.
The game revolves around the life of the main protagonist Sophie Neuenmuller, a young, yet inexperienced alchemist who runs an atelier on the outskirts of Kirchen Bell. Sophie discovers a mystical talking book named Plachta, whose sole memories involve the use of alchemy. Plachta, a blank reference book, has lost almost all of the memories that comprise the pages of her text, and it's up to Sophie to help her recover those memories by writing down alchemy recipes into the blank pages.
Sophie is aided by her close friends, Monika Ellmenreich and Oskar Behlmer, who help Sophie on her quest to become a grand alchemist capable of providing for the town while restoring Plachta's memories. Along the way, a colorful cast of companions join Sophie as her allies in a story arc that becomes much bigger than the interactions of small town, and instead becomes a fight for the fate of the world.
- Main article: List of Characters in Atelier Sophie
- Sophie Neuenmuller
- Monika Ellmenreich
- Oskar Behlmer
- Harol Simens
- Horst Basler
- Julio Sebald Leidenschaft
- Fritz Weissberg
- Tess Heitzmann
- Pamela Ibis
- Elise Phulie
- Logix Fiscario
- See also: Atelier Sophie Images
The soundtrack and vocal album are both set to be released on November 18th, 2015
Tracks currently available on the site:
- 幽霊少女 for Sophie
Artists whose music will appear in the game include:
- Shimotsuki Haruka
- Tynwald Music
- 亜美 -Ami-
- Monika (her seiyuu Aya Suzaki , anyway)
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2016/03/18/atelier-sophie-thealchemist-of-the-mysterious-book-us-release-comes-ps4-ps-vita-june-7/
- ↑ http://social.gust.co.jp/sophie/#chara_15
- ↑ http://social.gust.co.jp/sophie/#chara_16
- ↑ http://www.siliconera.com/2015/10/21/logix-fiscario-from-atelier-escha-logy-joins-atelier-sophie/
- ↑ http://social.gust.co.jp/sophie/#cdinfo_01