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Atelier Lydie & Suelle The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

Atelier Lydie & Suelle The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

Digital ReleasePlayStation 4
December 21, 2017 (JP)
March 27, 2018 (AU, EU, NA)

PlayStation Vita
December 21, 2017 (JP)

Nintendo Switch
December 21, 2017 (JP)
March 27, 2018 (NA)
March 30, 2018 (EU)

Steam
March 27, 2018
DelistingApril 21, 2021 - Steam
April 22, 2021 - PlayStation 4 (AU, EU, JP, NA)
April 22, 2021 - Nintendo Switch (EU, JP, NA)
DeveloperGust
PublisherKoei Tecmo
Available OnDigital
PlayStation Vita (JP)

Retail
Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
PlayStation Vita (JP)
LinksKoei Tecmo homepage
SteamDB page

Delisting

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.

“In Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings players are able to synthesize items while in battle for immediate use through Battle Mix and Extra Mix, with each opening up a range of new strategic options. Battle Mix focuses on crafting special Battle Recipes that enhance weaponry or cause a drastic change to the battlefield conditions to give the players a tactical advantage. Extra Mix utilizes pre-synthesized items and allows the player to add new characteristics in ways which were previously impossible. Extra Mix allows for the creation of the Enormous Bomb, which has a wider explosive radius and deals a much heavier blow then a normal bomb. Alchemy is your friend, so experimenting with various ingredients can lead to unique outcomes, with plenty of different items to match each player’s gameplay style.

Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings includes anticipated re-appearances of protagonists from the previous Mysterious titles: Atelier Sophie and Atelier Firis. Bringing back a more experienced Sophie, Plachta, Firis and her protective sister Liane to help Lydie and Suelle. While working hard to hone their skills, the twins uncovers a mysterious-looking painting and, as they reach out to investigate, the girls are drawn inside a world bountiful with rare materials perfect for Alchemy. This fateful incident is the start of a brand-new adventure leading them to new characters and new experiences, which brings them closer to fulfilling their goal to be the best atelier in the land.”