Even though we saw Ayesha shield a party member in battle, she isn’t a battle hardened warrior. Linca, a 20 year old woman who works as a guard, is. She’s been training in the art of combat since she was a child and is now a guard specialist. Linca is also a playable character in Atelier Ayesha.
Dengeki PlayStation also introduces Murrieta, the daughter of a merchant, and Fred, a 30 year old baker.
Ayesha will meet many characters in Atelier Ayesha and the game records event scenes by creating memory points. You can write these points down in a diary to get stat up bonuses. Gust also says Atelier Ayesha will have storylines for sub-characters and you won’t need to unlock these through DLC.
Atelier Ayesha comes out on June 28 for PlayStation 3.