|Digital Release||PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita
November 02, 2016 (JP)
March 07, 2017 (NA)
March 10, 2017 (EU)
April 07, 2017 (AU)
March 07, 2017
|Delisting||April 21, 2021 - Steam
April 22, 2021 - PlayStation 4 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
PlayStation Vita (AU, EU, JP, NA)
PlayStation Vita (JP)
|Links||Koei Tecmo homepage
Shortly before the release of the updated “Mysterious DX” trilogy on April 22nd, 2021, Koei Tecmo announced that the original versions of the three Atelier titles would be delisted by that same date. Atelier Sophie, and Atelier Firis were delisted on Steam and PlayStation 4 while Lydie & Suelle was delisted on Steam, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. It was uncertain at the time but the PlayStation Vita versions of all three titles remain available, presumably because the “DX” versions were not released for the Vita. Older and newer Atelier titles remain available confirming that the delistings of the “Mysterious” trilogy were not related to licensed music or content.
About the Game
The DX versions of each title are available individually and as a bundle. They each include “lots of previously released DLC” though Koei Tecmo has not confirmed if all of the previous DLC would be available for each game. Reader DehrySA also pointed out to us that only the original versions are cross-compatible between PlayStation 4 and Vita, and support older operating systems on Steam.
“The second entry in the ‘Mysterious’ saga follows the adventures of the enthusiastic Firis Mistlud and her loving older sister Liane Mistlud. The Mistlud sisters have lived their entire lives in the isolated town of Ertona, where Firis uses her unique ability to see where crystals of materials are buried. By way of a fateful encounter, Firis learns of the Alchemy Exam and decides to take her first step into the outside world, setting off on a grand journey to become a certified alchemist and discover the mysteries that life has to offer! Players will experience a vast world with towns, environments and other locations reaching up to ten times the size of those featured in Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book.
Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey takes the long-running franchise to greater heights with a brand new option to choose which narrative path to follow. After passing the exam, players are able to follow three different paths that focus on the three key aspects of the Atelier series – Alchemy, Combat and Character relationships. Choice plays a major role in the events that can be experienced throughout the game, with the ability to switch between the three paths at any point during this grand adventure.”