Awaken New Powers with Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Next Month

Koei Tecmo Europe have revealed some additional gameplay details for the latest instalment into the Atelier franchise, known as Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, which is being released onto the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Windows PC next month.

These new details confirm the existence of unqiue skills and abilities as well as the return of team-based combat. Explanations of these details, as provided by Koei Tecmo Europe, can be found below:

Team Based combat:
Alchemists exploring Arland for raw materials should always be prepared for battle — these beautiful lands are not only home to important resources but dangerous creatures waiting to attack. Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland features a turn-based battle system where players can form a party consisting of five members: three attackers and two taking a supportive role. Support members automatically perform Assist Attacks to compliment the attacker’s actions, and aiming to trigger these regularly will ensure that maximum damage is dealt to enemies.

Unique Skills:
Attackers have an arsenal of unique skills they can use to strike enemy weaknesses. For example, the talented Eva can use the Range Shift skill; expanding her area of attack for a few rounds. These abilities can also aid in the decryption of the Alchemy Riddle, helping players unlock new synthesis recipes and further skills. Depending on the formation of attackers at the start of an encounter, a special dormant ability known as a Primal Art can also be awakened. These arts automatically activate to offer the party support through their battle in the form of increasing Item Damage, or even increasing Attack Damage, for the entirety of the fight.

Abilities:
In Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, alchemists are able to utilise the new Interrupt ability, offering the chance for them to perform a special Interrupt Skill and use a pre-equipped item, outside of their turn. Once the gauge is full from performing attacks, the skill can be triggered and the pre-equipped item will not be consumed when used – giving the attacking team the upper hand against powerful foes.

In addition to these new details a brand new trailer gameplay video has also been released; of which illustrates some of these functionalities in action.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland will be available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via Steam) on the 24th May 2019 within Europe. Further details can be found on the official website.

About Scott Emsen
Scott is the Founder and Executive Editor of AnimeBlurayUK but in the past he has worked at ZOMGPlay, Rice Digital and Funstock and was once a Community Moderator for the Nokia N-Gage forums. Based in the UK, he loves anything related to Games & Anime and in In his spare time you'll mostly find him playing on one of his many gaming consoles; namely the PS Vita, PS4 or Xbox One.

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