[amazon_link asins=’B01N2PG2PB,B01DT2H0BW,B015KJAKZK,B000784XEE,B00ANGVX9I,B00K85X1W6,B00H45K6KS,B007H44U1W’ template=’ProductCarousel’ store=’peterfaden-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’565a2156-9faf-11e7-9593-3dd3d201fd52′]Twenty years ago, the Atelier franchise was introduced to gamers, and since then, it has become a popular and adored series. With eighteen entries in the series already (including a couple that go by the name Mana Khemia instead of Atelier), plus sixteen side entries to the series as well, this franchise has been happily moving forward for a long time with a lot of iterations. Today, KOEI TECMO America has announced a new entry in the series to coincide with the franchise’s twentieth anniversary. Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings will be the conclusion to the Mysterious series. I’m looking forward to seeing what this game is all about when it releases early 2018.

Anyway, here is the official press release:

KOEI TECMO America Announces Western Release Of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings

Immerse Yourself In An All-New Tale And Color The Path To Your Destiny In The Conclusion To Atelier’s ‘Mysterious’ Series, Headed To Nintendo SwitchTM, PlayStation®4 And Steam®

Burlingame, Calif. — September 22, 2017— KOEI TECMO America announced today the upcoming western release of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC via Steam®. Slated to release in Early 2018, this latest entry to GUST’s popular Atelierfranchise continues from Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Bookand Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, concluding the Mysterious series with an all-new heart-warming narrative.

The gripping conclusion to the Mysterious series marks the 20th Anniversary for the Atelier franchise, following the tale of the alchemist twins – the reserved but caring Lydie Marlen, and the eccentric and carefree Suelle Marlen. The young twins work alongside their father at the family atelier, but due to his inexperience in alchemy they rarely see any customers. While working hard to hone their skills, the duo 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 discovery is just the beginning of the twin’s adventure leading them to their joint goal… to run the best atelier in the country.

To celebrate the reveal of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings, KOEI TECMO America released a selection of screenshots and a brand new trailer introducing the game’s protagonists and a first look at the beautiful environments they will explore on their journey.

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KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

ATELIER LYDIE & SUELLE ©2017 KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. All rights reserved. GUST is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO GAMES CO., LTD. The KT logo is a registered trademark of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD.

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…and here is the announcement trailer for Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings as well: