While it feels like Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis just came out, the game is about a year old in Japan. Apparently, that’s fair game for a PSP port because Gust is planning to release Mana Khemia: Gakuen no Renkinjutsu Shitachi Portable Plus in Japan on July 31.
What’s the “plus” for? Extra event sequences with Sulpher, the black cat that follows Vayne around and cooperative ad hoc battles. The latter feature is probably the most interesting since two players get to team up in a fight to earn rare items. Not too many RPGs brave into multiplayer combat territory, but I can’t say that it’s enough to warrant a second purchase of Mana Khemia. Erudite alchemists who missed out on the game the first time around might feel differently.
Images courtesy of Gust.