Over on their Facebook page, Gust have shared a look at the initial designs for the two protagonists of Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea. The studio writes: “There were about 10 different designs before the team finalized the Shallies. Here’s the first draft.”

 

Above: Initial concepts for the Shallies; Below: Finalized in-game artwork.

 

 

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea is available in North America today, and will be released this Friday, March 13th, in Europe.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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