Today Koei Temco has shown off a couple of new characters that inhabit the world of their upcoming release of Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. Sophie will use the town of Roytale as her base of operations as she searches for Plachta. This town has some interesting characters in it. One of these being Kati. She is the owner of the Crystal Sparkle Pavilion and her employee Gnome is very kind-hearted. The other unique induvial is Pirka, the owner of Pirka’s Emporium. Sophie will need to take advantage of these eccentric characters services if she is to complete her quest to find Plachta.

Here is more information from the press release:

At the Crystal Sparkle Pavilion, Sophie will be able to accept a wide range of requests from the local townspeople, and through completing these requests, she will earn rewards and raise her reputation. As her reputation increases, Kati will offer advancement quests that, once successfully completed, will increase her Adventurer Grade – allowing her to take on more challenging requests with greater rewards. On the other hand, Pirka’s Emporium is a unique shop that can replenish and duplicate items – both important services for alchemists to utilise alongside synthesis.

As Sophie progresses through her journey in Atelier Sophie 2, scenarios will unlock for a variety of characters in Erde Wiege. Through these events, players will be able to learn of each character’s goals and dreams, as well as raise their friendship level with the character – leading to new skills being unlocked. Each character has their own unique scenarios: Alette dreams of getting rich quickly so she asks Sophie to help her learn alchemy, whereas Ramizel feels like she isn’t able to live up to everyone’s high expectations. Can Sophie help Ramizel find the success she’s looking for?

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will release Feb. 25, 2022 for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 Computer Entertainment System, and Windows PC via Steam.

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