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access_time January 24, 2018 at 1:13 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings receives new information

KOEI TECMO and Gust were excited to reveal some new strategic battle features for the upcoming Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, which is scheduled to arrive on March 27, 2018 on PC, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation 4.

As the namesake girls travel through a variety of colorful locations, you will experience many surprises that each of the worlds contain, not to mention a variety of unfriendly foes that Lydie and Suelle will need to utilize everything in their arsenal to overcome. This title marks the first time in the Atelier series that you will be able to synthesize items while in battle via Battle Mix and Extra Mix, which opens up a slew of new strategic options.
The first, Battle Mix, focuses on special Battle Recipes that can enhance your weapons or cause a drastic change to the current battlefield conditions. For example, if you are facing an enemy of ice, you could enhance your weapon with fire or melt the battlefield’s ice so that you have more of an advantage.
The second, Extra Mix, utilizes pre-synthesized items to heighten their abilities and add in new characteristics. The Bomb, for example, can be utilized to create the Enormous Bomb, which features an even wider attack radius and more destructive capabilities.
In addition to the new alchemy capabilities, you can also utilize a new Combination Battle mechanic, which builds upon the party setup that had been previously featured in the series. You can partner up your four characters with another in order to form a powerful unit that can effectively engage your foes via close-quarters combat and provide ample support to one another. The front four characters will focus on dishing out damage to your enemies while the rear four analyze the attacks of your foes and jumping in to defend and support as needed. This becomes a key element as you need to carefully select the duo that matches your own playstyle, and even allows for some devastating Combination Attacks to be performed when all may seem lost.
Check out the new trailer below, which highlights these additions, as well as the unique cast to be found in the game:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hO8ZOH06fYs&feature=youtu.be
Are you eager to dive into the third of the Mysterious series?

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