We just recently had a few screenshots trickle out, but now Gematsu and Gust are bringing us a whole lot more – with some details as an appetizer.
Atelier Shallie Plus takes place six years after Atelier Escha & Logy‘s story begins, and starts in an oasis town where the water is drying up. All the wildlife – both plant and animal alike – depend on this water, so a girl named Shallistera looks to solve the problem through uncovering the mysteries of the past.
Another unique story following a girl named Shallotte has that protagonist looking to become a better alchemist, and follows her through a “daily life” sort of storyline.
According to Gust, here’s what’s new in Atelier Shallie Plus;
- The Truth of “Dusk” Becomes Clear – In Atelier Shallie Plus, the truth of the “Dusk” discussed throughout the series will become clear.
- Returning Characters – Ayesha from Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk and Logy from Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky will appear as playable characters.
- New Episodes – There will be new scenarios involving the returning characters. For example, for Ayesha, there’s an episode where she reunites with Wilbell for the first time in a long time. And for Logy, there’s a reunion episode with Escha. New episodes from the PlayStation 3 events of Atelier Shallie have also been added.
- Downloadable Content – DLC from the PlayStation 3 version will be included in the PS Vita release, including Escha and Solle as playable characters, the Enchanted Swimsuit costume set, and the extra “Abyss” dungeon and boss. Additionally, Atelier Shallie Plus will have an original boss and costumes, too.
- First-Print Bonus – First-print copies of Atelier Shallie Plus will included a product code to download an original costume for Ayesha.
…and here’s a few dozen new screenshots;
Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is due out March 3rd in Japan, priced at 5,800 yen for the standard version. A limited edition 8,800 yen version will also be available, packing in a mini crystal paperweight, a Shallistera and Shallotte exclusive costume download code, a special mini towel, and a 3D lenticular card (alongside the game).