Koei Tecmo America has revealed pre-order bonuses and details of the new Synthesis features for Gust’s Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey.
Those who pre-order the game via Amazon, Best Buy, EB Games or GameStop will receive two “adorable” costumes that give Firis some useful abilities. The Resort Vacation costume “increases the chances of finding high quality materials for use in synthesis” and the Wonderland outfit “decreases the time it takes for synthesis and fast traveling between landmarks.”
Speaking of Synthesis, Koei Tecmo elaborated the features in a press release as follows:
Synthesis is an integral aspect of each Atelier title, and in turn, each alchemist’s adventure! Throughout her unusual journey, Firis will devise handy new recipes as she explores the vast land, encounters new companions, and discovers new materials. To match her wanderlust lifestyle, Firis’s Atelier takes the form of a portable Atelier Tent that enables her to synthesize wherever she may please. The Atelier Tent can even be personalized with a variety of keepsakes from her adventures, making it feel like her second home!
The Synthesis system in Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey features exciting new additions to suit its newly nomadic nature. For example, Mass Synthesis allows Firis to create large items to overcome obstacles in her path, such as building a bridge to cross a river, or a boat to cruise across a lake. Deciding what to build not only changes the appearance and accessibility of various locations, but can also affect the course of the story! Furthermore, the effectiveness of items can be amplified with the use of special Catalysts, which grant bonuses and provide greater perks to the end result.
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Journey releases in the West on March 7 this year for the PlayStation 4, PS Vita and PC. You can check out a new trailer above, which offers a first look at the Atelier Tent system and more.