Brazilian developer Bad Minions has had their latest project, Alchemist Adventure, in Early Access on Steam for about a month now. They’ve recently announced their intention to bring the full version of the game out this winter, as well as releasing it on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch.
Alchemist Adventure puts players in the role of Mya, an alchemist with a bad case of amnesia and no idea how she ended up in one of the ruins scattered across the land of Isur. As she explores the region, Mya must recover her memories and re-learn the various alchemical formulae which can aid her in her search.
Unlike the Atelier series from GUST, the alchemy system in Alchemist Adventure does not have predefined recipes. As long as you’re putting together elemental combinations together with special materials (like cuprum or nigredo), you could conceivably make anything from bombs to curatives to poisons for your sword. And since enemies will have their own elemental weaknesses, the possibilities for finding increasingly creative ways to defeat them are quite literally limitless.
Of course, it’s not going to be all explosions and antidotes. Players will also use alchemical recipes for manipulating the environment as they explore Isur. From raising or lowering water levels, destroying obstacles, to moving objects into or out of place, Mya will be able to apply her alchemical knowledge to solve a number of puzzles and overcome environmental hazards. The game will also be featuring a co-op element, with a second player able to control Mya’s pet homunculus who can fly ahead, pick up resources, and back the main character up in combat. Of course, solo players will also be able to make use of the homunculus, swapping from one character to the next.
Alchemist Adventure is currently $11.99 USD on Steam. A final MSRP has not been announced.