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Atelier Sophie, Gusts latest Atelier game arriving in June

Atelier Sophie, the latest in the long running series of Atelier games will arrive on PS4 and Vita in June this year. Published by KOEI TECMO and developed by Gust, Atelier Sophie is considered "the new standard for the Atelier series" by Gust. Check out the Atelier Sophie announcement.

Atelier games are nearly 20 years old. The first, Atelier Marie, was released for the original PlayStation in May of 1997. Atelier Sophie will arrive on June 7th 2016, this time on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Atelier Sophie is the first Atelier game on the PS4.

Like previous Atelier games, Atelier Sophie is set in a town that feels a bit like a medieval European town, similar to other Atelier games. Sophie, a novice alchemist, possesses a mysterious book that seems to have all the knowledge of Alchemy she could ever need. This mysterious book also has a soul and goes on to become Sophie's mentor. How did the book come to be? You'll find out by playing to uncover it's origin.

The game looks to include the usual combination of pretty art work, engaging characters, turn based battles and of course an extensive item synthesis system. If you liked the Altelier games on PS3 and Vita, you'll want to keep an eye on this game.

Atelier Sophie is set for both a physical and digital release in North America and Europe, thanks to KOEI TECMO who are publishing. Watch out for the pre-order at your usual retailer.

Limited Edition

The fine folks at NIS America are working their usual magic to create an attractive limited edition of the game that's sure to please collectors of games.

The Limited Edition includes;

  • A copy of the game (PS4)
  • Set of 5 5″ x 7″ beautiful mini art prints
  • 40″ x 26.8″ cloth poster
  • 2 Disc Original Soundtrack featuring 38 tracks of original music from the game
  • 48-page hardcover art book, including illustrations and sketches of the characters, creatures, and background art of the game.

You can check it out the Limited Edition here.

Will you be helping Sophie to solve the mystery of her book?

Incidentally, this will be the sixth Atelier game on PS Vita. That's six good reasons to buy a Vita while you still can.

Related Game(s): Atelier Sophie

Tags: Atelier, Atelier Sophie, Gust, KOEI TECMO, PS4, PS Vita, JRPG, Alchemy, item synthesis, RPG

3/31/2016 5:19:59 PM Gordon Turner

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TheHighlander
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 4:11:21 AM
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So do I get the PS4 versionor the Vita, these games are awesome for that time after lunch, but before the boss makes you work some more. I think I'd rather see it in it's PS4 glory.

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Vitron
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 12:53:43 PM

I'm opting for the Vita version. I like portability in my RPGS lately. There's that charm of playing on more quest before bedtime.

Though I thought that if you bought the console version, you'd get a Vita digital copy for free. Was that on PS3 only, or they don't do that anymore?

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TheHighlander
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 1:01:57 PM

I think it's game by game, if there is a cross buy for it,I'll jump at it. Unless I buy that special edition, then i'll get the vita version separately.

Tell you what though, if Sony had followed through on what you described, Vita would be far more popular.

Who would have thought that the Atelier series would become one of the longest standing and well regarded JRPG series? Don't get me wrong, I love them, they are the little engine that could. But other than FF games, I don't know of a series on playstation with as many entries or lifespan.

Next year is the 20th anniversary. Somehow I doubt this will happen, but a special bundle of PS1/PS2 classics on PSN would be a fitting 20th anniversay event. I think a Special edition of Rorona would be good too, for me that game was a turning point for Atelier.

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Vitron
Friday, April 01, 2016 @ 7:33:47 PM

It's a shame for Vita. So much untapped potential.

I had the same thoughts as well. They make games that are so niche you wouldn't think the series would survive this long especially now, and I respect them for that. I wish they would make more Mana Khemia though.

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TheHighlander
Saturday, April 02, 2016 @ 2:55:59 AM

Agreed, the the inlusion of Pamela Ibis in the Arland games went a long way for me.

They are niche, so niche that sales numbers are hard to establish.

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