Atelier Shallie Changes The World Depending On How You Play

By Spencer . April 14, 2014 . 4:36am


Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea has a world that adapts depending on your actions. While you’re exploring the world the game changes what you’ll see on the field. The heart of this is the new Life Task system that shows you what quests your character wants to complete.


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If you’re the kind of player interested in fighting monsters, Shallie will have more combat related life tasks. Thought bubbles in the top left show you what your character is thinking. Maybe after creating an item you’ll be inspired to create something else or a thought bubble will tell you to try it in combat. The Life Task system changes depending on your story progress and your play style. Life Tasks can change the kinds of roaming monsters and items to collect.


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The mini-map shows you where monsters are and landmarks. If you find a crystal-like landmark you can warp back to that spot, which should make it easier to get around the field. Shallie still needs to search for items on her own and when you forage ingredients a gauge fills up. When the gauge is at least level one you can trigger a Field Event by selecting an event with the d-pad. This could ease relic discovery or give you a bonus in items you harvest. The field gauge can go up to level 9, but it will reset if you go to the atelier and rest.


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Shallie and Shallote also have unique field actions. Shallie can dowse to discover items and Shallote can fish. Both characters can mine.


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Kortes is an 18 year old seafaring warrior who is a childhood friend and acts like a big brother to Shallie. He lives in the moment and doubts the family traditions from his small village where he grew up after seeing the greater world.


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Nady Elminus is 36 years old and Shallote’s mother who became a housewife after she got married. When her husband, Shallote’s father, suddenly passed away Nady goes back to work. She isn’t that familiar with alchemy, so sometimes she struggles with tasks.


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Teokhuga is a 58 year old shipbuilder and has been Shallie’s guardian since she was a young child. He has been following Shallie since she started her journey and also takes care of her family’s ships.


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Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea comes out on June 26 for PlayStation 3.

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  • Nyandroid

    Sounds like it would be a benefit to be able to switch between the two protags, instead of picking one from the beginning.

  • Land of Green Pasture

    So… Shallote’s Mother gave birth to Shallot at 18…. does it means she “got planted with” Shallote at 17???

    Young mother is the second best!!

    • fyi1191

      Shallie might not be her biological child.

      • Land of Green Pasture

        emm….. considering from her hair color and eyes….. it seems.. she is her biological child…

      • raymk

        Also in this day and age its not unusual to see people with kids at the age of 15 or 16 while in highschool.

        • Land of Green Pasture

          really?? that’s kinda new to me

          • Shinobikens

            It’s not to me. At my high school there were people in like 8th grade that were pregnant

          • Death Saved

            yup also consider that this game is in a post feudal age so getting hitched at 13 or 14 wouldn’t be a rare occurrence.

          • Land of Green Pasture

            I see… that’s kinda acceptable then…

          • It’s not really “acceptable”, but it’s not unheard of, so Nady having started as a young mother isn’t too out there. Doubly so for the setting.

    • Altin

      Guess it is alright to call her MILF :D

  • Victor Wesker

    Hope there will not be time limit.

    • Ladius

      So far it seems there will be none, but Ayesha and Escha to Logy were already very lenient in that regard, you shouldn’t really worry about it if you skipped them because of that.

      • Raspberry

        Yeah i finished Escha & Logy final dungeon and optional bosses and still had 150 days to burn.

    • Learii

      me too I hate those time limit or days

    • Vincenzo

      Same here, hate the limits, no matter how lenient. At least let it be an option for us who don’t like them.

  • Liamv2

    I have no Idea how i’m going to choose my protagonist.

  • Death Saved

    By changing the world i thought you meant it would be an enhanced version of what we saw in Meruru, i am disappointed that’s not the case.

  • Tincho Kudos

    Milf :D

  • Lutfi Ardiansyah

    logy cameo as battle party member pls, i still want to see his battle with the sword and core gauntlet, is kinda cool ^_^

  • notentirelythere

    Ahh, this is all very interesting stuff! The environment and character designs are so fresh, too. It feels like you could place the characters on a graph between earthen and coastal/oceanic.

  • Alexandra Cordes

    I think this might be the first Atelier game I pick up.

  • chroma816

    I’m a sucker for coastal town and the like. And cute, lightly inefficient mother characters (like the mom in Toradora). I can’t wait for this to come out.

  • SeptimusHeap

    >Logy expy
    >Childhood friends with one of the girls.

    Same reason why I dropped Happiness Charge PreCure.

    • Impressionnant

      This isn’t /v/.

      • Dylan Anantha

        To be fair, /v/ despises Penn posters, they usually get chased off or laughed at if they try posting on /v/.

    • Kumiko Akimoto

      I don’t get it

    • That’s why you dropped it?? You, sir, are no PreCure fan. Just get out of here. :/
      /shakes head

  • Akemi Homura

    “Nady Elminus is 36 years old”

    THAT’s 36 years old?!

    • Man, despite what anime may tell you, you don’t get hit with the Ugly Stick the instant you hit 30. :V

      • I was just thinking, she looks appropriately aged; but some people act like she’s supposed to look 60. x’D

  • Kornelious

    Still hoping we get a physical or limited edition when it gets localized…………
    On the other hand I;m still waiting for New Rorona :(

  • Takane Shijou

    Honestly, I like the Mother’s design quite a bit more than the Daughters.

  • Nitraion

    I say again:
    MILF detected

  • Hau To

    Wait…We get a mother this time? Amazing.

  • TheCrimsonSpeed

    The more I see of this game the more my anticipation grows! I thought Ayesha was decent, but I really loved Escha & Logy, my only problem with it seemingly rectified here (I felt the areas lacked a sense of scale in E&L personally, but they look decently opened up here). Can’t wait to see more!

  • Raspberry

    Escha & Logy was awesome , this shaping up to be even more! Can’t wait!

  • Loli Summoner

    Oh wow! shallote’s mother is CUTE! Fanfic mother and daughter incest In-coming.

  • Already feel like they’re the greatest Atelier cast in some time. ♥
    Dat Kortes~.

  • Bell

    I hope the mom will be playable. Grandia 3 is the only time I can remember playing as the protagonist’s mother (and probably as a parent in general). Even more than that though, I’m holding out hope for Wilbell. I really want to see Wilbell in this game.

    • fyi1191

      try Fire Emblem series?

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