It’s Sunday (actually it just turned Monday in Japan), and Gust has a new Atelier game coming. What does that mean? That a new stream of Sunday deep dives into Atelier Lydie & Soeur: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting begins today. Gust loves to send press releases at this time, and we’re gonna get many more until the game’s release.
Today, specifically, we get to see the first 1080p direct feed screenshots of the colorful new game, alongside quite a few pieces of info from the developer.
We begin with the story:
Built in Melveille, the capital of the Adallet Kingdom, there is a small atelier. There live two twins who are growing up as alchemists, while helping their alchemist father. Their dream is to run, one day, the country’s top studio.
However, despite their dreams, the twins are still immature. Their days go on and on while pursuing the slightest distraction between dream and reality.
One day, the twins find a painting, portraying a strange and dreamlike world, showcasing materials that they had never seen before. Due to finding that mysterious painting, their dream was about to come closer to become a reality.
The first of the twins is Lydie Maaren. She is gentle and friendly, and always lives at her own pace. She is not very good at sports, but she excels in her studies, gifted with an unique artistic sense.
The second is Soeur Maaren. She is mischievous and bright, and a bit of a tomboy. Yet, she hides her own kind of genius behind that mask. That being said, she gets very scared and makes a fuss when an insect lands on her shoulder.
The bond among them is very strong, and they have always lived together. When they find the mysterious painting, they are fascinated by it, and they’re suddenly transported into its world. They find vast flower fields and floating islands in the distance, and they appear to be free to explore. They can even collect ingredients that can’t be found in the real world.
By using the ingredients they…