In this week’s Japanese video game magazines, Gust revealed Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea,along with details on what the new and improved version will bring to the game. [Thanks, Hachima.]
One of the big new features for the game is the addition of Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of the Dusk protagonist Ayesha and one of Atelier Escha & Logy’s protagonists in Logy as guest characters.
Here’s a brief Q&A session with series director Yoshito Okamura:
Q: What kind of content will the new scenario feature?
A: It’ll fill in some gaps that we weren’t able to in the original version. With the appearances of Ayesha and Logy, we’ll get to dive into various details and interpretations of Dusk.
Q: Will Ayesha and Logy be able to participate in battle?
A: Of course it’ll be possible.
Q: In addition to the scenario that will touch up on the mystery of Dusk, tell us more on other events that will be added.
A: We’ll see Shallistera and Shallotte’s “argument event” rebuilt with deep emotion, additional character events for Ayesha and Logy… and it’ll be something that surpasses Escha & Logy Plus as far as text quantity goes.
Q: What other parts have been improved?
A: In addition to the complete set of DLC from the original version, there will be new costumes, bosses, and other new elements that will surely please those who played the original version.
Atelier Shallie Plus: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will release in Japan on March 3, 2016 for PlayStation Vita. The game will go for 5,800 yen for the regular version and 8,800 for the Premium Box edition.