Available solely as a 2.95GB digital download through the PlayStation Store for $39.99/€39.99/£34.99, Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk launches today in North America and tomorrow in Europe for the PlayStation Vita and PlayStation TV.
An enhanced version of Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk on PlayStation 3, Atelier Ayesha Plus includes dual audio (English and Japanese voices), new bosses, new costumes, Hard mode, the Album missions which unlock exclusive costumes and gameplay features, and the ability to change party members at any time.
If you happen to download Atelier Ayesha Plus before February 10, you’ll receive these costumes for free:
- White Diamond (Ayesha’s costume)
- Passion Cross (Ayesha’s costume)
- Strawberry Swimsuit (Wilbell’s costume)
- Little Garnet (Wilbell’s costume)
- Modern Girl (Linca’s costume)
- Bride Sapphire (Linca’s costume)
- Flower Band (Ayesha’s hair accessories)
Here’s a quick overview of The Alchemist of Dusk:
If you’re not familiar with the Atelier game series, it’s a RPG developed by one of our development teams, GUST, in Japan. Unlike the previous titles in the Atelier series, the setting for Atelier Ayesha Plus — the Dusk World — is on the verge of ruin, the glory of their civilization based on alchemy all but lost. Additionally, Hidari’s role as illustrator serves to further deepen the presentation of the Dusk World.
Atelier Ayesha Plus tells the tale of a girl, Ayesha Altugle, who after the death of her grandfather and the disappearance of her younger sister Nio, now lives alone blending healing cures to sell in her workshop. Upon a vision of Nio appearing near her empty grave, Ayesha is convinced Nio is still alive and begins her search to save her sister.
If you want more Atelier, Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea arrives on PS3 in March.