Meet The Protagonists Of Atelier Escha And Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

By Sato . March 26, 2013 . 2:40pm

Dengeki PlayStation and Famitsu revealed the two protagonists of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky in their latest issue.

 

Escha Malier:

Escha (pronounced Eska) is a 15 year-old girl (above) who follows her dreams. She has been handed over the family secrets of alchemy from her mother. She is still studying the ways of alchemy and is still considered a novice at the arts.

 

Logix Fiscario:

The 18-year-old Logix is said to have been dispatched from his studies at a central city to be part of what’s considered a drop out development squad. He uses a combination of alchemy and swordsmanship in combat. He seems to not know much about Escha’s family secrets of alchemy.

 

We recently reported that you’ll have a choice of picking between Escha and Logix as two protagonists. The main story will be the same, regardless of which character you choose, but there will be different events and multiple endings, including some that can only be seen depending on the protagonist.

 

It is unknown as far as how many years have gone by since the previous games, but we’ll be seeing characters from the past series in an older form as well.

 

Additionally, the support system seen in previous Atelier games will be making a return. So far, it has been revealed that it will have the same  offensive support by timing attacks with allies and also a defensive part which allows characters to cover each other by taking the damage on their behalf.

 

Finally, this week’s magazine leaks also reveal that Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky will have a ‘Memory’ system, which will make it easier for new players to understand the Item Synthesis system and other features.

 

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is in development for PlayStation 3 and slated for release on June 27.


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  • AnimusVox

    Hmmm sounds ‘Logix’al
    *ba dum tss*

    Do ya get it??!!!
    :D

    • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

      At first I smiled a little. Then I smacked my forehead.

    • Draparde

      This made me chuckle XD.

    • Spectacularity

      10/10 would read again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Altin-Bujupaj/1157167838 Altin Bujupaj

      Oh you

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Seems like it’ll be interesting to say the least.

  • Draparde

    Pretty interesting i like how both MC’s look. i always love games with multiple protag choices.

  • Solomon_Kano

    Interest piqued. I guess the Dusk trilogy (I presume it’ll be a trilogy, at least) will be where I jump into this series. Now to find the money for Ayesha…

  • Spectacularity

    You forgot to mention the part where the event scenes is now lip synced…

    • tubers

      W/c might mean worse chances for localization?

    • raymk

      Where was this mentioned at?Not trying to prove you wrong I just want to know because there may be other things he’s leaving out.

      • Spectacularity

        Not sure if I’m allowed to link the site or not, but it’s at Gematsu.

        • raymk

          Ok thanks, shame there’s no PM button.

  • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

    Absolutely fantastic news. Very eager to see more of this title!

    • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

      I can only wonder WHO and WHY someone down-voted that. I hate the new system, it was better when people just “liked” things.

      • Draparde

        i honestly think someone is down voting things just to get responces out of people :/

      • http://strictlyapathy.comoj.com/ SoulArbiter

        I could care less really.

  • Göran Isacson

    Could’ve been neat to see a female soldier drop out and a male alchemist, buut I can see how they wouldn’t wanna mess up a formula that people like so far. And I am a fan of multiple endings, I am.

    • Firekitty

      This. Where’s the love for male mage-type characters? And girls with swords are always awesome.

      • raymk

        Well male mage characters exist, they are just few and far between.

        • Chiupon

          They usually end up being egotists, anyways. :< Like Lezard. They're always snobby and egotistic, or shy and childlike with confidence issues. The typical good natured protag could never be a mage, mostly because that archetype is too stupid for magic.

          • Ultima-X

            WRPGs said hi.

  • Demeanor

    Getting an Atelier Iris 2 vibe from this :) renkinjutsushi gal paired up with swordsman guy. Anyway, it’s fun to see how they can use the concept of alchemy in different ways each time, so it’s a family secret this time around, huh?

    • Draparde

      yeah, i get an Iris 2 vibe too, which is nice for me since its one of my favorites :D

    • MrTyrant

      With the difference of chosing which character would be your main and which ending you might get. Must be hard getting all those endings if they are different depending on your main character.

  • TheBlackgirl123

    black girl speaking
    I need that game

  • Elemiel

    I’m a fan of white hair and pink hair, I like these two already (slightly shallow, I am).

  • MrTyrant

    I gave me money to games with less than this. Count me in this too GUST.

  • Suriel Cruz

    Swordmanship & Alchemist… SWORDMANSHIP & ALCHEMIST!!!!…get it! Gonna be A’MAZING!!! Btw, I WANT TO FIGHT LIKE WITH 8 DRAGONS STRONGER THAN THE BLACK ONE IN AYESHA. =) RPG’er!

  • Zeonsilt

    This is looks like Mana Khemia 2~(2 MC and battle system),already got platinum in Rorona.Totori&Meruru next on the list.
    p.s.I’d like to see Dynasty Warriors graphic engine in action~

  • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

    Do want. And hopefully they’ll include dual-audio to please all the whiney Atelier Ayesha boycotters this time. Let’s hope we get it!

    • Felix Johnson

      I hope Ayesha sold well so we can get this one overseas. I’d Hate to see this one not being localized.

      • http://vanilladice.deviantart.com/ Dice

        Whelp, we’ll see. I think the fact TK addressed dual-audio is signs of their interest in continuing the series. =/
        Hell, I wouldn’t mind if it was just RELEASED like a magical surprise like Totori+ was. :P

        • Felix Johnson

          Totori+ was an utter surprise No signs of localization then BAM! It’s on the Playstation Store.

  • AAa

    Oh look at that…a male protagonist…now those who wants male MC can finally rejoice again…

  • http://dorhen.irilys.eu/blog/ Dorhen

    Really can’t wait for more informations :)

  • SpecDotSign

    Can’t wait!

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    June 27 get hype. Not even gonna wait this time, just gonna import. Picking the guy too

  • z_merquise
    • puchinri

      She is absolutely darling~. Her outfit reminds me a bit of Nio though. Quite vaguely, however.

    • Chiupon

      she’s a super qt. Reminds me a bit of Madoka :D

    • Kai2591

      omg too cute.

  • Guest

    Escha (pronounced Eska) is a 15 year-old girl
    That’s not gonna stop rule 34. xD
    On a more serious note. The guy looks pretty cool. The real question is: How will tecmo handle it?

    • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

      Is there really a need to mention rule 34?

      • ShadowDivz

        Yes…Yes there is.
        You know it’s true. xD

        • http://twitter.com/#!/kaishou Kaishou

          Which is why I don’t mention it at all. If its true then what’s the point in stating it when everyone knows?

          • Guest

            I just felt like it. Let it go, man.

    • Sylveria

      I’m sure something is being drawn as we speak.

  • Visa Vang

    That lip sync-ing thing in Ayesha bug the hell out of me. I hope they put more effort into the newer Atelier series.

  • puchinri

    I’m glad they’re keeping the covering and all, that was what I was hoping for the most.

  • CrystalPulse

    I wonder what kind of improvements they made in the alchemy system? It was a point of contention to some in Ayesha. Very much looking forward to more details.

  • Saculogir

    Oh god, this game sounds like everything I’ve ever wanted out of a modern Atelier game.

    I really hope they make the support system as good as it was in Mana Khemia.

  • http://www.facebook.com/uiberon Uiberon Araújo

    Huh, it’s funny how, because the word “and” is pronounced like “to” in japanese, their names form the word Escathology.
    “Atelier Eska to Logy”
    That, according to the internet is “The branch of theology that is concerned with the end of the world or of humankind”
    Or “The department of theological science concerned with ‘the four last things: death, judgement, heaven and hell”.

  • Higashi no Ame 東の雨

    Atelier series is now becoming like Tales of Xillia.

  • PoweredByHentai

    Hey Sato, I suppose this game marks the 2nd installment of the Atelier Twilight trilogy.

    Ayesha was the first installment and the sub-title there was “The Alchemist of the Twilight Lands” ( 黄昏の大地の錬金術士 ).

    In that sense, using “Dusk” just seems off somehow.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      So in other words, you want Edward to be a DLC character?

      • PoweredByHentai

        Edward who?

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Playing off the Twilight subtitle. And praying we don’t get werewolves and vampires. :P

          • PoweredByHentai

            I honestly thought that you were referring to the Fullmetal Alchemist series. XD

          • M’iau M’iaut

            Has Kugimiya ever provided voice work for the series? I know Ai Nonaka was Annie and both Sawashiro and Ayako Kawasumi are regulars.

          • PoweredByHentai

            Nope. Kugimiya has voiced other video game roles like Rise from Persona 4 or a bunch of characters in the Valkyrie Profile series and more recently the Legend of Heroes Ao/Zero series.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            A tsun tsun idol — what a stretch :P.

    • http://www.siliconera.com/ Ishaan

      And Ayesha was localized as “Alchemist of Dusk”. We always go by the localized titles here, since people are more familiar with those. People really need to stop insisting that we use Japanese titles when there’s an official (or close to official) English version.

      • PoweredByHentai

        I didn’t say that you should go with the Japanese title. While I certainly have a preference for using “Twilight” over “Dusk”, I understand that you guys are limited by what is officially available.

        I know that the use of “Twilight” in the Atelier title would run into copyright issues with that other Twilight series full of emo vampires, so there’s that.

        • aquagon

          Although I don’t see how that would cause so many problems. We already have Zelda: Twilight Princess, and there’s also the fact that the .hack series loves using the word “twilight” for is own terms (Twilight Bracelet, Epitaph of Twilight, and such others), and it even has a light novel titled .hack//Epitaph of Twiilight.

          • PoweredByHentai

            Right. Normally there wouldn’t be any issues with it but stranger things have happened like the He-Man copyright holders raising a ruckus against Namco’s Tales of Eternia, thus turning that into Tales of Destiny 2 and the subsequent mess that ensued.

    • Sato

      You know, Ishaan and I wanted to go with “The Alchemists of the Twilight
      Sky” because we thought it sounded better. However, knowing NISA and
      the way they localized it as Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, we figured they would stick to the Dusk theme. So we ended up going with that. +1 to you for style though!

      Edit: Also yeah, what Ishaan just said!

      • PoweredByHentai

        I can see why they went with “Dusk” instead of “Twilight” (copyright issues). =/

        Do we know if Ayesha or any of Ayesha’s cast will be returning for this installment?

        • Sato

          Oh I wouldn’t say copyright, as you can tell from Zelda’s Twilight Princess, but in the end it’s up to the people localizing it!

          Hmm… They didn’t mention anything about characters from Atelier Ayesha in particular, but they did say we’ll be seeing characters from previous games.

          • PoweredByHentai

            Tales of Eternia got in trouble with the He-Man copyright holders exactly because of the word “Eternia”, hence why it was renamed as “Tales of Destiny 2″ outside of Japan even though there was a proper direct sequel to the original Tales of Destiny game which never made it outside Japan.

            As for existing characters, I’m hoping to see Ayesha and her sister make a reappearance. Largely because Ayesha represents “Earth” whereas this new title represents “Sky”. The final installment is likely to reference “water” in some form.

          • M’iau M’iaut

            I’d guess ‘fire’ for Earth, Wind and Fire — unless Rorona (from the other series) represents fire.

          • PoweredByHentai

            I’m not sure if Fire would make any sense. Given the trilogy format and the generally non-combative tone of the sub-titles, I think something related to the seas would make sense.

          • Steven Reece

            Doesn’t Atelier format goes like this 3,2,3,2,3?

          • Sato

            Ah yeah, the difference here is that the name ‘Eternia’ was originally created by the Master of the Universe franchise. You can’t have a copyright on a word or expression, and ‘twilight’ is in fact part of the English language. Otherwise I’d hate to think of the absurd amount of money that Meyer chick would be making :(

            Oh that’s interesting, I could see them going with water or wind afterwards. I haven’t played through an Atelier game in a while but all this news makes me want to play them again!

          • PoweredByHentai

            I’m not sure if they would go with “wind”. This being the 2nd title in a new trilogy, I think they would go with something related to the seas or oceans.

          • Sato

            Yeah, something water related would be more fitting if it’s part of a trilogy. It’d make for the three main parts of the earth. Wind would already be part of sky, so yeah, agreed.

  • http://vindictushots.tumblr.com/ Okuni-chan

    Excited~!! Still haven’t gotten Ayesha…but I will!

  • wererat42

    Escha uses a staff. Logy uses a sword.
    Wow. After the game where you have Regina and Linca. Talk about taking two steps back.

  • Marcus J. Hopkins

    Am I the only person who finds these games kind of offensive and sexist? I know that, whenever I go out onto the plains or into the woods, I make certain to wear as small a bikini and as little clothing as humanly possible. Not to mention the fact that the main characters, while they may be following their dreams, always make sure to have a male hero by to save them, because they’re just too weak to fight.

    • M’iau M’iaut

      The series is infamous for its flowing formal dresses, not bikinis. Boys like Sterk and even Raze are eye candy for the ladies. The core series is indeed very much an otome. The girls accomplish their goals and dreams by their own actions, not just because Sterk or another hunk make it so.

    • Wtv

      I don’t think fanservice is sexist. What I think is that western games should do more male characters who appeal to female gamers (Japan is already doing it), so the fanservice will work both ways.
      You know, like girls getting their yaoi while guys get their dumb ecchi titles.

      I think sexist is saying that a sex is superior to another one. So the fact that a girl will always be saved by a guy is more sexist, yes. But I don’t think most JRPGs (even Atelier) are guilty of that. Most female characters in them can fight, sometimes being a lot better than the male one.

      I would look at Zelda for a better example of guy saving girl. That’s because Nintendo refuses to evolve, though.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      You’ve clearly never played any of the games have you.

    • PoweredByHentai
  • wyrdwad

    I think Logy must be Gust’s most hated character of all time. If only because his name is Logix Fiscario. And his nickname is Logy.

    Seriously. That name… is so awful, it’s almost transcendent. ;)

    • M’iau M’iaut

      They seem to work overtime coming up with crazy names. Something may have to give should this come stateside — hocks a loogy :P.

      • PoweredByHentai

        Nah, the name is a pun on theology, specifically regarding death, judgment and the afterlife.

        Someone else mentioned that earlier before I could get around to mentioning it.

        • M’iau M’iaut

          Ya ya, but that’s not the link most American ears would make. Hocks another loogy. :P I’m still bummed when they turned Philomele into Jessica Philomele — when Philomele is already a western girl’s name.

          • PoweredByHentai

            Lol. That’s not surprising. I’ve met East European girls who had names that were clearly for girls yet were mistaken for being guys by Americans due to cultural differences. =/

            I grew up overseas and attended an American International School so I grew up with a mindset of not expecting a predetermined gender to a person’s name.

    • PoweredByHentai

      That’s because the actual Japanese title is a pun on the word “eschatology.” Hence why the 2 main protagonists’ names are Escha and “Logy”.

      • wyrdwad

        WOW. I totally did not piece that together at all. Good call!

        Still an awful name, but at the same time, I must now concede that it’s… a THOUGHTFUL awful name. That’s actually kind of clever.

        • PoweredByHentai

          I didn’t catch the pun the first time I read the title though. It was by coincidence that I had a wikipedia tab open on religions and “eschatology” was used.

          Given what went on in Ayesha, the pun was definitely appropriate.

  • gamerdude

    Am I the only one who does NOT get excited for multiple endings in games?
    It fills me with this dread that all the fun I had in a game will be sealed with a “bad ending” due to some choices I didn’t know would leave to that and then the otherwise great experience will be remembered with that sour aftertaste.

    Having said that I have to applaud them for this new gorgeous art style. it’s absolutely amazing and to me a 100% improvement over the old trilogy.

  • Mrgrgr and Unacceptable World

    Lol. And here I havent even finish My ayesha. Curse u Mon hun.

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    Cool we can choose. The male protagonist doesn’t look like interesting :/

  • noctis_nox

    Wow! two main MC.
    I will play as Logix first then Escha 2nd.

  • Mint

    Mmmmm I think I’d be more interested Logix if his weapon was something other than swords because in my opinion a sword wielders usually has some high defense and I honestly love the challenge of playing the physically weakest character who is the healer and the item user. Of course this is just my opinion but then I guess he might be there for new people joining the series.

  • dudepower

    feel like its a mana khemia 2 with its two protoganist and similair battle system of switching back row and front row

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