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Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (ネルケと伝説の錬金術士たち ~新たな大地のアトリエ~, Neruke to Densetsu no Renkinjutsushi-tachi ~Arata na Daichi no Atelier~) is a spin-off game in the Atelier series The game released for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PlayStation Vita in Japan in 2018, and released on the west in winter 2018-2019 for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows.[1] The Nintendo Switch version released in the west in March 26, 2019.[2]

GameplayEdit

Apart from town-building, the game features exploration, combat, gathering and synthesis.

Story Edit

CharactersEdit

The protagonist of the game is Nelke von Lestamm, a noble in charge of developing the frontier town of Vestabalt. Nelke is not an alchemist herself, but will have the aid of alchemists from all previous Atelier titles.

New characters Edit

Returning characters Edit

Inhabitants/Helpers Edit

The inhabitants of Westbald are made up of various returning characters from the series, but which have drastically fewer events, minor roles, and are only represented by a single portrait image.

Salburg Edit

Atelier Marie:

Atelier Elie:

Atelier Lilie:

Gramnad Edit

Atelier Judie:

Atelier Viorate:

Iris Edit

Grand Phantasm:

DS Series (DLC) Edit

Development Edit

During a broadcast by Gust in March 2018, it was revealed that a new Atelier was in development and that it was going to be announced in May or June.[3]. Keisuke Kuchi, the producer, said that it was going to be "a different experience" than usual and that it was going to have a "festive feeling".

In June 2018, an Atelier character popularity poll featuring 40 of the characters from all the main titles in the series was launched in Koei Tecmo's website. After voting in the poll, a teaser was shown with all the characters and the following text: "A new development for the Atelier series on June 14, 2018!? To a 'new land', together with them."[4][5]

In June 12, 2018, two days prior to the expected announcement date, the magazines Famitsu and Dengeki revealed Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists as the next Atelier game, to be released in 2018.[6] It was also mentioned that this game will be the first one of a "Legendary Alchemists" spin-off sub-series.

NOCO, who previously worked in the Mysterious trilogy, will be in charge of the illustrations of this game.

On 13 June 2018, Koei Tecmo America announced that the game was going to be released outside Japan for the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows (via Steam).[7][1]

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • This is the first Nintendo Switch game that has E10+ rated.
  • Koei Tecmo America mistakenly stated initialy on Twitter that the localized version of the game is coming to Xbox One. The tweet was immediately deleted and was posted again with proper information.

External linksEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://www.facebook.com/ateliergames/posts/1991727474204767
  2. http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2018/11/atelier_title_nelke_and_the_legendary_alchemist_secures_a_march_2019_switch_release
  3. http://www.siliconera.com/2018/03/19/gust-announce-next-atelier-game-may-june-come-blue-reflection/
  4. http://www.siliconera.com/2018/06/01/gust-celebrates-atelier-series-20th-anniversary-character-popularity-poll/
  5. http://www.siliconera.com/2018/06/01/atelier-series-teases-new-development-set-revealed-june-14/
  6. http://www.siliconera.com/2018/06/12/atelier-series-star-game-nelke-legendary-alchemists-announced-ps4-ps-vita/
  7. https://twitter.com/KoeiTecmoUS/status/1017755524610355203
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