Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the latest title in the cult Atelier RPG series and a direct sequel to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk released internationally for PS3 earlier in March of this year. Now it turns out that Escha & Logy will be following in its predecessor’s footsteps with the announcement today from Tecmo Koei that the game will be arriving on international shore in March 2014. Looks like we could have the start of a new spring tradition here which I for one would not mind one bit.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Atelier Escha & Logy brings something new to the series in terms of gameplay in the form of two separate playable lead characters. Both characters will star in stories that connect directly with each other but feature radically different gameplay. The alchemist Escha’s side of the game plays out like a typical laid back Atelier game with the focus firmly being on the trials of day to day life while gathering materials and synthesizing new items. Logy meanwhile takes a more exploration and combat driven tact that is meant to more closely resemble a typical JRPG experience. Clearly this is a bid by developer Gust to try and broaden the appeal of the Atelier series without sacrificing its identity in the process.
Also released today was word from series publisher Tecmo Koei in regards to the an issue that ended up upsetting many longtime Atelier fans in the west: audio tracks. Whereas Atelier Ayesha ended up only getting an English language dub, the upcoming AE&L will bring back the series tradition of dual language track releases in the West. Furthermore Tecmo Koei have also announced that: “We want to say sorry for the incidents of Atelier Ayesha; also a big thank you for letting us know your feeling regarding the voicing issue. We have told and pushed the Gust development team. We’ll keep making sure all their games to include dual audio options from now on. Thanks!”
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky will arrive exclusively as a download-only title for PS3 in North America on March 11, 2014 and in the UK and Europe on March 7, 2014. Stay tune to Blistered Thumbs for continuing coverage of this and other games and be sure to share your thoughts and opinions in the comments section below.
Source(s): Tecmo Koei.