Gust have revealed more news regarding the story of Atelier Escha and Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky and the main differences between the two protagonists. Here’s a brief prologue to the game’s main story:
In a place far to the west of “The Land of Dusk,” there’s a nation that prospers from Alchemy. It is said that there will come “an end of dusk” in the foreseeable future, which has prompted the people of this land to concentrate their powers on discovering and restoring the techniques of the lost alchemy, in order to prevent this potential disaster.
Most of the research used to restore the ancient alchemy takes place in a city for alchemical studies called The Center, where the people continually search for a way to prevent the ‘dusk’ from progressing. The two main characters, Escha and Logix, will play a big role around the events of The Center, as Logix has been sent on an assignment from there and Escha happens to be a young girl from a family tied to the lost alchemy, living on the outskirts of the city.
Atelier Escha and Logy is going to be a sequel to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, but Gust have not mentioned anything about the timeframe between the two games or what recurring characters we’ll be seeing. Using the world of Atelier Ayesha as a base, Gust have added a more ambient tone to the world in order to bring out a more supernatural fantasy feeling to the upcoming title.
As previously reported, in Atelier Escha and Logy, you’ll be given the choice between the two main characters. The main story will be the same, but depending on which character you’ve chosen, there will be different events with the respective perspectives from both characters, including different endings.
If you go with Escha as the main character, you’ll experience scenarios surrounding her everyday life. It is said that her side of the story will have more content that will appeal to the fans of the Atelier series, including plenty of lighthearted events.
Meanwhile, Logy’s side will have scenarios expressing a view of the world with an emphasis on the Dusk series. Most of the events will be a little more on the serious side, and will be made to appeal to conventional RPG fans.
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is in development for PlayStation 3 and slated for release on June 27.