Gust's previous Atelier teaser has come to fruition with a couple of interesting twists. The biggest change in Atelier Escha & Logy: The Alchemists of the Sky and Dusk is that this new title will feature a choice between two possible protagonists: the male Logix and the female Escha. Escha is a 15 year old girl who was taught alchemy by her mother but still a novice and Logix is 18 years old and uses a combination of swordsmanship and alchemy in battle. Apparently the main storyline will remain the same for the most part but certain events and endings will only be possible with one character or the other. Personally I'd prefer the character choice were more meaningful from a story standpoint, but any boost to replay value is always a plus.
Other tidbits that have been revealed are that the battle system will use two rows of three characters for six total, the graphics will use Tecmo Koei's Warriors series LTGL engine, and purchasing the game may get you Mana Khemia 2 as well for free. Atelier Escha & Logy will be releasing in Japan on PlayStation 3 on June 27th. Hopefully Atelier Ayesha has done well enough that we'll get news of a localization to the West before too long.