Special to IGN, Bandai Namco and also Koei Tecmo Gamings have actually disclosed very first pictures from an unique upcoming cooperation upgrade in between Stories of Arise and also Atelier Sophie 2: The Sorcerer of the Strange Desire. Stories of Arise was launched in September 2021 and also Atelier Sophie 2 will certainly comply with on February 25, and also given that both collection are commemorating their 25th wedding anniversaries, a collection of cooperation products will certainly be offered in each video game using an upgrade.
It is not yet clear whether the upgrade for each and every video game will certainly be totally free or need a cost, and also the specific days of the updates are additionally yet to be validated.
Gamers of Stories of Arise will certainly obtain the Atelier Sophie 2 Cooperation Load, that includes numerous products, the very first of which we can expose is Sophie’s Blossom Hairpin, permitting gamers to enhance the Arise personality of their option with a Sophie taste. Below are photos of the hairpin as used by Plachta, Olias, Alette and also Diebold.
Stories of Arise / Atelier Sophie Cooperation – Gallery
In a similar way, gamers of Atelier Sophie 2 will certainly have accessibility to the Stories of Arise Cooperation Add-on established, consisting of Alphen’s Iron Mask, which can be outfitted to the Atelier Sophie 2 personality of their option. In the pictures listed below you can see the mask as job by Rinwell, Legislation and also Kisara.
Atelier Sophie 2 – Authorities Stories of Arise Cooperation Gallery
4 illustrators from both collection, together with heaven Representation collection that is additionally made by Atelier collection programmer Gust, interacted on a cooperation picture that commemorates the collection’ 25th wedding anniversaries. The image includes 4 ladies personalities from each video game posturing with each other, each attracted by a various musician: Minoru Iwamoto, Yuugen, Noco and also Mel Kishida.
At a current panel occasion kept in Tokyo to commemorate the cooperation, the 4 illustrators informed IGN Japan regarding their layout procedure and also exactly how they interacted on the brand-new item of wedding anniversary art work.
Discussing the cooperation picture, Minoru Iwamoto, the art supervisor and also personality developer for Stories of Arise, stated, “In Stories of Arise, Shionne doesn’t typically show up in a team of only ladies, so this is an unknown setup for her. I intended to reveal her shock at being bordered by Sophie and also the others, as she attempts to harmonize them.”
Yuugen, musician on Atelier Sophie 2, stated, “Having 4 illustrators interacting on one image caused a deal with great deals of concealed deepness.” On the other hand, musician Mel Kishida showed that “Blue Representation is various from the various other video games since it has a modern-day setup, so I intended to welcome that harshness. I wish the women will certainly hop on well with each other!”
Iwamoto discussed exactly how collection such as Dark Hearts and also Video game of Thrones influenced his styles on Stories of Arise.
“Offered the current fads for open-world video games, it was tough to make a decision exactly how the group intended to show the activity series in Stories of Arise. We considered opting for a Dark Souls-like fight design with practical activities, or a moreanime/manga passionate design. In the long run, I feel we discovered a design that actually fits the picture of the collection.
“Directly, I such as points like Dark Hearts and also Video Game of Thrones, yet it wasn’t feasible to bring that design to Stories of Arise specifically as it is. That stated, I think the feeling of enjoyment you receive from Dark Hearts or Video Game of Thrones is mirrored in Stories of Arise.”
Noco, an additional personality developer on Atelier Sophie 2, stated she dabbled transforming the layout of the protagonist, that was currently developed in the previous video game. “I created around 15 styles, consisting of some uncommon points, like clothing her in males’s clothes. Yet ultimately I determined I suched as the initial layout the most effective.”
Additional details regarding the cooperation upgrade will certainly be revealed on February 22 throughout a livestream (in Japanese just) relayed by Koei Tecmo Gamings.
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Ryuchi Kataoka is a self-employed author for IGN Japan.