New Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book patch adds HD 2D assets

Nioh is not the only KOEI Tecmo game that is currently receiving some PC love treatment. KOEI Tecmo has also released a new patch for Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book. The game originally came out with lower-resolution 2D assets, and this latest update addresses this issue. As such, the game is now as good – visually – as the PS4 version.

This latest update is 158MB in size and will introduce higher-resolution 2D assets. To be honest, the visual differences are not as huge as we were expecting. Still, this is a nice move from KOEI Tecmo.

Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book came out in February and follows the exploits of young novice Alchemist, Sophie Neuenmuller, who discovers she is the owner of an enigmatic book imbued with a soul. This Mysterious Book seems to hold all the secrets to the art of Alchemy, even going on to become Sophie’s mentor. As Sophie experiments with Alchemy throughout the story she unravels the book’s forgotten memories and eventually sets out to uncover the strange tale of its origin. Uncover the mysteries of Alchemy that have been hidden away and forgotten alongside Plachta, the Mysterious Book, and experiment with the Synthesis system to learn new alchemy recipes at any pace.

Steam users Battlechili and Marcelo Sampaio have provided the following comparison screenshots. Unpatched screenshots are on the left, whereas the patched ones are on the right. Do note that the 3D assets remain the same. The only visual differences are on the 2D assets. As such, pay attention to the title letters in the fist comparison.


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