With the upcoming release of Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream, some fans might remember that Atelier Firis: The Alchemist and the Mysterious Journey, the sequel to Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book, was the last entry in the series to receive an English dub. Sadly, the final entry of the trilogy removed the English dub altogether. For long-time fans, the English dubs of the Atelier series made the lengthy dialogue easier to follow and gave a more global appeal to the series.
However, each release thereafter only featured the Japanese voice-over. This isn’t an inherently bad thing because the audio is still exceptional, but it does limit options available to players.
In a conversation with series producer Junzo Hosoi, we asked if Koei Tecmo would consider producing an English dub for future entries, to which he replied, “If we received requests from our fans, I would definitely like to consider implementing more language options in the future.”
So there you have it, if you want an English dub, it seems like we just have to tell them.
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream continues the adventure of Sophie and Plachta who have traveled on many new adventures. After leaving Sophie’s hometown of Kirchen Bell, the two stumble across a tree that Plachta has seen in her dream. Upon inspection, they are pulled into a vortex, and Sophie wakes up in a world called Erde Widege, and here’s someone calling for Plachta, however, it’s not her friend Plachta, but a young alchemist with the same name. I’m sure you can see where this is going.
Further, NISA America will host a limited edition that includes, an art book, deluxe fabric poster, keychain, bonus BGM CD, and an exclusive DLC costume all packaged into a beautiful collector’s box.
Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream is coming to PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC-via Steam on February 25, 2022.
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