New trailers also revealed for upcoming RPG.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, the 17th title in the Atelier series, is set to release on PS Vita in the west this June. Ahead of the games release, Koei Tecmo have revealed new details regarding new gameplay elements, as well as detailing pre-order bonuses for both Europe and North America.

There are two important elements to consider throughout your Atelier Sophie playthrough: Time and Weather. These elements will affect your progression through the game. Certain enemies will only appear at certain times, during specific weather types. Similarly, important materials will only be available to harvest on certain days and in different climates. Planning your next move is vital, as rushing off with no structure will more than likely lead to failure.

Another new feature for the RPG will be a fatigue-based Life Point system. If you have spent a large amount of time before a battle adventuring, gathering materials and not resting, you will find that your attacks do less damage in battle. It is not advisable to dive headfirst into a battle after a busy day!

For those who pre-order Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, there will be different extras depending on where you pre-order. In Europe:

  • Amazon – In-game background music pack and two Atelier Sophie themes for PlayStation 4.
  • Independent retailers – A pack consisting of background music, the Doll Making costume “Aqua Suit,” a five-piece set of useful materials and items, and a theme for PlayStation 4.
  • PlayStation Store (first month of release) – Two Atelier Sophie themes, as well as an in-game bundle of useful items boosting their attack (uni bag), Hit Points (sweets), or Mental Points (sotea).


  • For North American players:

  • Amazon, GameStop, or EB Canada – A pack consisting of background music, the Doll Making costume “Aqua Suit,” a five-piece set of useful materials and items, and a theme for PlayStation 4.
  • Best Buy – In-game background music pack and two Atelier Sophie themes for PlayStation 4.
  • PlayStation Store (first month of release) – Two Atelier Sophie themes, as well as an in-game bundle of useful items boosting their attack (uni bag), Hit Points (sweets), or Mental Points (sotea).


  • Don’t forget to also check out the new trailers, including an introduction video:

    As well as a gameplay video highlighting the battle elements:

    And if all that wasn’t enough, have a look at the new screenshots below, which highlight the night and day system as well as the familiar battle system:

    Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book is set to release digitally for PS Vita in North America on June 7th and in Europe on June 10th. Keep checking back to TVL for all your RPG related gaming news!

    • Roger Dillon

      Such a shame they refuse to put this on cart

      • addictedtoretro

        Agreed. You’d think we’d get use to this but owell.

    • Has the fps performance improved for the vita version?

    • Lester Paredes

      Dang it. One again, I must complain that there’s no physical copy. Not everyone has the space needed for these games, and the Atelier games tend to be big.