Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy looks gorgeous

We’re so used to looking at high-end 3D graphics laced with the latest digital effects, so these new screens for the upcoming PlayStation 2 role-playing game Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy kind of took us by surprise. They’re lush and colorful, with anime-style 2D characters set atop a 3D world. Nice for a change, eh?

The sequel to Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis and the cousin of Atelier Iris, Fall of Alchemy gets some new game play with its fancy graphics. It’s a turn-based affair that lets you switch in and out both attackers and supporters during battle. There are two storylines for two main characters to add some replay value, with choices in story branches determining which ending you’ll see. Players will also be able to search the world for materials to craft over 100 items.

NIS America says that they are prepping Mana Khemia2: Fall of Alchemy for fall of this year on the PS2. For now, there are twenty lovely screenshots in our gallery to keep you busy.

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