Koei Tecmo has passed along information and screenshots from Atelier Shallie Plus – filling us in on the game’s synthesis system, boss battles, life task system, and costumes.

First up we’ve got details on the synthesis system, which allows players to craft better items using synthesis skills. These abilities can be utilized through adding select materials to the cauldron, which can then bestow a variety of effects upon a final item.

Effects range from granting extra uses to increasing the potency of the item, and all materials fall under one of the four elemental attributes; earth, wind, fire, and water. When combined successfully, these elements can chain together – further enhancing items, and resulting in much stronger bonuses than can be obtained using the standard method.

Then there’s the brand new boss battles, and we’ve got information on them as well. The most prominent of the bosses is the Beast King’s Champion – a strong enemy that will require a skilled team and strong weapons to face. See him alongside the Omnipotent and the Coral Dragon below.

Then there’s the newly touchscreen-enabled life task system, which returns to deliver a wealth of optional missions that will reward the player with experience points. Special life tasks are also available, upping the danger by pitting you against even tougher foes.

Lastly, there’s a look at the brand new costumes designed specifically for the Plus version of Atelier Shallie. Show off your unique style choices with Crimson Guard, Grand Pirate Dress, Lady Villain, and Cobalt Saber costumes – these new looks coming alongside access to all the DLC released on the original PlayStation 3 version.

Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is set to hit North America on January 17th, 2017 and Europe on January 20th, 2017. Both regions will be getting digital and limited physical editions, though Europe will also be getting a standard physical edition as well.