Tecmo Koei confirmed that Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland will indeed see a western release this June. The remake of Atelier Rorona will be available on PS3 (retail) and PS Vita (digital via PSN) starting June 20 in Europe, with the North American launch on June 24.
Gust announced that Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea has been delayed from its original release date of June 26 in Japan. The title will instead launch for the PS3 on July 17.
Gust has announced Atelier Shallie: Alchemists of the Dusk Sea, the latest entry in the Atelier series. Set for a June 26 release in Japan for the PS3, the title mirrors Atelier Escha & Logy in its use of dual protagonists: Shallistera and Shallote. The player chooses one to control at the start, and events will be seen differently depending on which they’re using. Shallistera is trying to save her village, while Shallote just wants to become a proper Atelier.
The standard edition is priced at 6800 yen, with a download copy costing a flat 6000. A Premium Box will also be available for 9800 yen, which includes a drama CD and four-disc music collection.
The anime adaptation of Atelier Escha & Logy is set to begin this coming April, with Studio Gokumi handling production. Gokumi is most recently known for Saki Achiga-hen Episode of Side-A and Kiniro Mosaic.
Atelier Ayesha will be getting a Vita release, according to Dengeki Playstation. Titled Atelier Ayesha Plus, the Vita redux will include the downloadable content from the PS3 version, some game balance adjustments, and a new Hard Mode. The game launches on March 27, with a pricetag of 5800 yen.
With Atelier Escha & Logy just recently hitting the PS3 in Japan – and coming everywhere else in March 2014 – Gust has announced that an anime adaptation of the title is in development. Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is being handled by Studio Gokumi and planned for a 2014 release.
As readers of the title may have surmised, Tecmo Koei announced the release date for Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of Dusk Sky. The latest Atelier game will hit European PS3s on March 7, with the North American release to follow on March 11.
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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.
Not keen on letting moe alchemy sit idle, developer Gust has announced a remake Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland for Playstation 3 and PS Vita. Among other things, the redux has been retitled as New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland and will feature new events, a longer time limit, item cultivation (gardening, basically), new party characters, costumes, and cross-platform save data.
New Atelier Rorona is set for a November launch in Japan. A release outside of Japan was not announced.
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Not content with just one special edition for Atelier Escha & Logy, Tecmo Koei and Gust have revealed a series of premium editions, each with progressively more content. In particular, the Special Combo with a premium box (11,550 yen) includes the first-run bonuses and the Gust Shop limited edition “Recollection Archvies.” Above that is the Premium Strongest Combo, which includes those and the OST for 17,640 yen. Towering above all is the Premium Strongest Package at a scale-breaing 23,240 yen, which throws in all previous benefits along with a deluxe box, artbook, and exclusive PS3 theme.
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemist of Dusk Sky hits the PS3 in Japan on June 27.
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To surprisingly little fanfare, Tecmo Koei has released the Vita version of Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland on the US Playstation Network. This was done seemingly without warning, as a US release had not even been confirmed.
At present, Atelier Totori Plus is a download-only title priced at $39.99. Check it out here if you need your portable alchemy fix.
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