Atelier Dusk DX Trilogy Release Date Confirmed with Further Details for Each Game

Earlier in the year KOEI TECMO Europe confirmed that the Atelier Dusk Trilogy would be re-released onto the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC (via Steam), as Atelier Dusk DX Trilogy with a 14th January 2020 release; and today the publisher have reconfirmed those release details as well as exactly what each game will contain.

For those unfamiliar Atelier Dusk DX Trilogy consists of Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DXAtelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX; and Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX, and will be released digitally both individually and as a trilogy bundle. Each game will feature improvements from the original PlayStation 3 experience, such as improved visuals and performances. A breakdown of each game can be found below; as provided by KOEI TECMO Europe:

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk DX is the first title in the series. Set in the land of Dusk, the game takes place on a deteriorating continent that had once enjoyed the height of prosperity through the powers of alchemy. Playing as a young herbalist named Ayesha, players embark on a journey to learn the secrets of alchemy and the glowing flowers in order to bring back Ayesha’s missing sister, Nio. Gamers will be able to keep a record of Ayesha’s adventures through the “weave memories system” where by performing in-game actions, players are rewarded with points used to fill Ayesha’s diary. Depending on what is written, players unlock certain synthesis recipes, bonuses, and more. Record with your own hand the various events that occur throughout your quest to find your sister, then reflect upon those memories as you continue to develop your character throughout the game. By meeting certain conditions throughout your journey, a variety of endings can be achieved.

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky DX is the second title in the Dusk series, and follows the exploits of Escha, an alchemist who uses ancient alchemy, and Logy, and alchemist who studies contemporary alchemy, as they meet for the first time. Working together in the Development Department, the two discover the mystery of the Dusk, and the game enables players to select whether Escha or Logy will be the main character, allowing them to enjoy the story from different perspectives. Escha and Logy’s job is to survey the city, and they are required to complete a large task within four months. There are optional tasks added throughout the game, and by clearing these tasks, they can receive various bonuses such as raising their stats or receiving reference materials earlier than normal, as the two set off to discover the secrets of the Dusk.

Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea DX, the third title in the trilogy,  introduces fans to Shallistera – a young girl burdened with a mission, and Shallotte – a girl who befriends Shallistera, but has a hidden ambition. The closer the two friends become, the closer they get to unlocking the secrets of the Dusk. Gamers can play as either Shallistera or Shallotte as the main character to see the storyline through their differing perspectives. Throughout the experience, new things that the character “want to do” or “want to try” emerge. These represent the inner voices of the characters and are referred to as life tasks. Completing these tasks helps advance the story, and if they are completed within a given time frame, bonuses such as EXP can be obtained. Life tasks will change depending on the player’s play style, so everyone can enjoy the journey as they wish, whether they want to put their efforts into synthesising and completing quests, focus on battle, or simply run around the magical world when they have spare time.

Atelier Dusk DX Trilogy will be available digitally for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC on the 14th January 2020.

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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