Following Steam port of first game earlier this year.
Tʜᴇ lᴀᴛest ɪɴ tʜᴇ ʟᴏɴɢ-ʀᴜɴnɪɴg JRPG Ateʟɪᴇr series ᴡɪʟʟ releᴀse ᴏɴ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ ɴᴇxᴛ yᴇᴀʀ, wʜᴇn Ateʟɪᴇr Sophie 2: Tʜᴇ Alcʜᴇmɪst ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Mysterioᴜs Dream ᴅʀᴏᴘs ᴏɴ February 25, 2022. It's tʜᴇ sequel ᴛᴏ 2015's Ateʟɪᴇr Sophie: Tʜᴇ Alcʜᴇmɪst ᴏꜰ tʜᴇ Mysterioᴜs Book, ᴡʜɪᴄʜ releᴀsed ᴏɴ Sᴛᴇᴀᴍ ᴇᴀʀʟɪᴇr tʜɪs yᴇᴀʀ ɪɴ a DLC-ɪɴcluded ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟᴇᴛᴇ defɪɴɪᴛive edɪᴛiᴏɴ.
The announcement was made at this year's Tokyo Game Show alongside a reveal trailer. The story is a direct sequel to the first Atelier Sophie, but features a new character with the same name as the talking book from the first game. That's the mystery, I'd reckon.
The Atelier series are RPGs that prominently feature puzzle-like crafting minigames, where ingredients with many different effects can be combined to create new things. Much of its appeal is in the level of customization that players have, twisting and changing recipes, adding powerful traits to existing items, or using unexpected ingredients in them: Doing stuff like cranking the sharpness stat of a sword to inhuman levels, or adding regeneration on top of your health potions. It gets really complicated.
You can find more about Atelier Sophie 2 on its official website, and you can see the previous game on Steam.