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Atelier Sophie 2 to Get Tales of Arise Collaboration Content

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Atelier Sophie 2

Koei Tecmo announced that Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will include a Bandai Namco’s Tales of Arise crossover. At the moment, there are no other details about the collaboration than the announcement itself. Koei did promise things like illustrations and interviews as the game approaches release. [Thanks, Famitsu!]

While details about the collaboration between Atelier Sophie 2 and Tales of Arise were scarce, there was more to say about the game itself. Koei Tecmo uploaded a new trailer promoting the game and some of its new features.

Announced at the 2021 Tokyo Game Show, Atelier Sophie 2 is the sequel to 2015’s Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. It’s also related to 2016’s Atelier Firis and 2017’s Atelier Lydie & Suelle. Its protagonist Sophie Neuenmuller appeared in all of the subseries titles. The trailer shows Sophie being carried off to another world after being pulled through a mysterious portal with her friend Plachta. She awakes in Erde Wiege, the Land of Dreams. Separated from the Plachta she knows, Sophie must make new friends and solve the mystery behind the unusual world she’s found herself in.

The trailer also highlighted some new systems present in Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream. One such system is the ability to control the weather in the world. Another, Panel Synthesis, adds new mechanics to the alchemy gameplay of the series. Major Gathering Spots will also allow Sophie to collect large amounts of otherwise rare materials to use.

Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream will release for PS4, PC, and Nintendo Switch on February 25, 2022. Digital and physical purchases of the game will include a free downloadable costume for Sophie based on the outfit of Atelier Ryza protagonist Reisalin Stout. Having save data from other Atelier titles (mainly the other Mysterious series and Ryza 2) will unlock more costumes for Sophie.

Josh Tolentino
Josh Tolentino helped run Japanator as Managing Editor since 2012, before it and Siliconera teamed up. That said, it's been years since he watched enough anime to keep his otaku license valid. Maybe one day he'll see enough of a given season to pretend to know what's hot. Until then, it's Star Trek reruns, gacha games, and bylines at Destructoid and GameCritics.