Want to Play Atelier Sophie 2 With An English Dub? Let Koei Tecmo Know


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Atelier Sophie 2: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Dream has been making significant progress since its launch a few weeks ago, and now Koei Tecmo wants to know how you feel about the game.

A few days ago, Studio The series’ publisher shared a poll for fans to come up with answers to:

Let us know what you think of #AtelierSophie2. Please leave your feedback/opinions so that our team knows what you liked or didn’t like. 


— KOEI TECMO AMERICA (@KoeiTecmoUS) March 5,

Most of the questions are pretty standard for this sort of thing, but one, in particular, stood out to many — the one that asks, “Would you rather have English voice acting in the game?”

This is quite remarkable because, for a long time, the Atelier series was usually dubbed in English until the release of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings. One Reddit user contacted Koei Tecmo’s PR manager at a press conference a few years ago. They were told that most people played Atelier games in Japanese, so the studio decided to drop dubbing to speed up the localization process. . .

Why Atelier stopped releasing English dubs, according to a Youtuber who spoke to KT from


While it’s likely the publisher is just dipping its fingers in the water to see what fans want from Atelier games, it’s interesting given the series’ transition to Japanese-only voice acting.

There is also a separate question about playing localized games in your language. We know a lot of fans who import games from Japan to play them before they get Western localization (if they ever do), and it’s nice to see Koei Tecmo taking notice.

The series seems to continue reaching new heights as Atelier Sophie 2 captivates us. In our review of the game, we said the following:

We especially liked Sophie 2 because it’s not a game that tries to waste your time. There’s still a lot of depth here, but it’s all presented to you in roughly the most transparent and most concise way possible. If you need a specific ingredient or kill for a quest, you can highlight the game exactly where your objectives are on the map. Before quickly heading to a particular area, you can view a shortlist that shows all the ingredients and monsters you can find there. If a character is about to take damage, the game will pause and display your backline’s health and MP if you want to swap them. If you’ve been away for a while, there’s a valuable sub-menu to catch you on the “important things” of the story and your latest quests.

How do you find Atelier Sophie 2? Would you like to see the English dubs back in the Atelier series? Let us know below!


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