Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Gets a Gameplay Trailer, Pre-Order Bonuses Revealed

April 14, 2016Written by Jason Dunning

Koei Tecmo announced today that if you pre-order Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book at retail on PlayStation 4 in North America, you’ll receive some bonus DLC:

Amazon/GameStop/EB Games Canada

  • This DLC pack includes alternate background music, the Doll Making ‘Aqua Suit’ costume, a five-piece set of useful materials, and items to be used in synthesis and a theme.

Best Buy

  • This DLC pack includes an in-game alternate background music pack, as well as two Atelier Sophie themes for PS4.

If you decide to purchase the digital version of Atelier Sophie on either PS4 or PlayStation Vita during the first month of release in North America or Europe, you’ll receive two themes, as well as an in-game bundle of items boosting your attack (uni bag), Hit Points (sweets), or Mental Points (sotea).

Along with a teaser trailer and combat gameplay trailer, Koei Tecmo also detailed some of the gameplay features today:

In Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, the player must always be aware of two elements that greatly affect successful mission completions and material harvesting: Time and Weather. The time of day and the weather conditions should be carefully considered before heading out to a mission, as some monsters will only show themselves if the time and weather are favorable. Similarly, some necessary materials can only be harvested in specific times and weather conditions.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book also introduces a fatigue-based Life Point system, which can weaken attacks when a character has spent too long adventuring, gathering materials, and/or fighting without resting (returning to the atelier). These two new elements add to the challenging nature of this beautiful RPG and are indicative of the reimagined gameplay system of the Atelier universe!

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book launches on June 7 in North America and June 10 in Europe for PS4 (retail and digital) and PS Vita (digital).