Koei Tecmo of America has revealed several new battle features in the latest trailer for Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings. While not the sole subject of the trailer, these features pretty much wound up being its main focus. Among the new features introduced in the trailer are the “Combination Battle Mechanic”, “Battle Mix” and “Extra Mix.” Check out the trailer below for a quick look at what these new abilities can do.
The “Combination Battle Mechanic” takes the party setup from previous games and builds upon it in order to add another level of strategy to combat. Once a sufficient number of party members has been gathered, units can be paired up in order to fight more effectively. One member of each pair goes to the front line in order to dish out damage and take hits while the other member stands back in order to support their partner in whatever way is needed. Having the right pair at the right time can also trigger a powerful combined attack. The other two new additions focus on mid-battle crafting. “Battle Mix” allows players to enhance weaponry on the fly. They can do anything from deal out elemental damage to initiating a drastic change to the battlefield. “Extra Mix” takes items the player made ahead of time and adds new and powerful characteristics that can only be unlocked with this new ability.
The Atelier series has long been an RPG that does things a little bit differently from its peers, and these new additions should give both fans and newcomers alike more cause to pay more attention to it.
Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings launches on March 27 for PS4, Switch and PC.