Tecmo Koei America has officially announced the North American release dates for the upcoming releases of Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk and Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea.
Atelier Ayesha Plus: The Alchemist of Dusk tells the tale of Ayesha Altugle, who after the death of her grandfather and the disappearance of her younger sister Nio, now lives alone blending healing cures to sell in her workshop. Upon a vision of Nio appearing near her empty grave, Ayesha, convinced she is still alive begins her search to save her.
The PlayStation Vita version the game will include dual audio (the original PS3 release was English-only), bosses from Atelier Escha & Logy and the ability to change party members at any given time. Additionally, almost all the DLC content from the PS3 version will be carried over.
In Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea players chose to play as either the reserved, mission-focused Shallistera, daughter of a tribal leader who embarks on voyage to find a cure for her ailing father or ambitious, energetic Shallotte, who has been struggling to bring success to the alchemy workshop since the passing of her father. While their personalities and appearance are drastically different, they both share the nickname "Shallie" and uncover the reasoning why along each of their journeys"” the dual main character system has been improved with separate stories and multiple endings for Shallistera and Shallotte.
One of the new additions to this game over the previous entries in the Dusk trilogy is a new 360-degree camera as well as a revised Quest system which lets players decide if they only want to do quests required to progress further in the game.
Atelier Ayesha Plus will be released on January 13, 2015 for $39.99 exclusively on the PlayStation Store. Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will be released on March 10, 2015 for $49.99 in both retail and digital formats.