New Atelier Rorona will reportedly make use of previously unplayable characters from the original: Astrid Zexis and Esty Dee. Astrid is a master alchemist who teaches the title character, while Esty is the Adventurer’s Guild receptionist and is herself skilled with daggers. Presumably, they fight crime. The game will also feature a new chapter, which brings Ateliers Totori and Meruru through time to visit Rorona.
New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland hits the PS3/PS Vita in Japan on November 21.