We previously got a look at some of Atelier Shallie: The Alchemists of the Dusk Sea’s battle system features that involves cooperative attacks. In recent news, they share a bit on the game’s new Growth and Motivation systems, along with some new and familiar characters.
The Growth system is a feature that players can take advantage of once their characters reach level 40. From that point on, they acquire one Growth point per level gained. These points are used to enhance abilities and also stats such as speed, and more.
Using the Growth system, you’ll be able to customize players in various ways. For example, you could max out certain abilities or simply have them balanced out to your liking.
While taking on Life Tasks, the protagonists can increase their Motivation meters, which in turn gives you various bonuses. However, if your Motivation meter is too low then it’ll have different negative effects.
For example, when the Motivation meter is too low, they might not yield as much while harvesting; however, higher Motivation means more yields from the harvests.
There are several other bonuses that come from having high Motivation, such as faster movement speed and maintaining your Burst meter after battles. Lower Motivation can also lead to lower alchemy results, as well.
Here’s a look at some of the recently revealed characters for Atelier Shallie: The Alchemists of the Dusk Sea.
Some of you guys might remember Keith from from Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk. Keith is an alchemist who is always looking for the truth. Alongside his Automaton, he searches traces of alchemy in the past, in order to find out more about the Dusk.
He has a pipe that’s used for medical purposes, which he’s quite fond of, and won’t ever let go at all costs.
Also from Atelier Ayesha: Alchemist of Dusk, is Linca, the skilled swordswoman. She’s a calm and composed secretary who works at a commercial firm. Linca is quite the busy secretary, as she takes care of everything from stocking to shipping, and even various requests from the chairman.
Thanks to her good looks, she is said to have quite the number of fans.
Albert is an only-son of the chairman of the town’s commercial firm. He’s a young man who practically manages the entire town, but also has an interest in Automatons after learning about their existence.
He currently studies about the Automatons to pursue his dreams of reviving the technology behind them.
Finally, here’s a look at some screenshots of Atelier Shallie’s opening video:
Atelier Shallie: The Alchemists of the Dusk Sea will be released in Japan on July 17, 2014 for PlayStation 3.