UPDATE: Atelier Ayesha European And North American Release Date Has Been Announced

Tuesday, January 15th, 2013

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Update: Tecmo Koei will be localizing  and handling Atelier Ayesha for Europe while NISA will be localizing it for North America. The game will be released on March 5th in North America, and March 8th for Europe. Tecmo Koei announced that the game will only have English voice overs.


Hertfordshire – January 15, 2013 – Today, TECMO KOEI EUROPE is excited to announce that the latest installment in the fan-favorite Atelier series, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk for the PlayStation 3, will be released across Europe on March 8. Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk is sure to fulfill the desires of every alchemy RPG fan with new features, battle system additions, and brand-new storyline and characters. Fans of the series will have even more to explore with future DLC releases of new costumes, characters, additional areas, and more! Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk follows the story of Ayesha Altugle, a girl who has been living alone in a secluded workshop ever since her grandfather died and her younger sister went missing a few years ago. She supports herself by making and selling medicine. As the story begins, she finds out that her younger sister IS alive somewhere in the world. Now, she must devote herself to finding her younger sister. Her journey to keep her promise begins…

Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk game features include:
New story and cast of characters: Ayesha’s mission is to find her younger sister, Nio, who went missing after she left home to gather medicinal ingredients, and Ayesha will be supported and helped by those already close to her, as well as new friends she’ll meet along the way. This new setting will embrace all the Japanese RPG fans who are looking for a new kind of alchemy RPG!

Keep a diary to delve deeper into the story:
The new Diary System allows the player to keep a log of Ayesha’s activities. Keeping up with the diary, Ayesha will be able to gain more recipes, bonus stats, and items. Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk does not have any time restriction on each mission; instead, every mission will be connected and will help determine your success in finding Ayesha’s younger sister.

Turn-based battle system: Atelier Ayesha:
The Alchemist of Dusk features a turn-based battle system that emphasizes the importance of character positioning and distance from the enemies. Support and Assist attacks among your party will play a big role in each battle. Place your party members wisely and strategize your way to victory!

Back Attacks and unique character skills: Atelier Ayesha:
The Alchemist of Dusk has an updated battle system that allows players to move behind the enemy; attack them from the rear to score critical hits! Get familiar with the special skills and abilities of each character to maximize your battle experience!

Alchemy gets even more exciting by focusing on the process:
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk features an updated synthesis system where Ayesha will learn special alchemy skills that she can use to fine-tune the details of the items that she synthesizes for more desirable results!

For more news about Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, visit https://www.facebook.com/ateliergames

TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Letchworth, Hertfordshire, UK. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive® and Ninja Gaiden®series. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. On April 1, 2009, TECMO KOEI HOLDINGS CO., LTD was established as a result of the TECMO, LTD. and KOEI Co., Ltd. merger. More information about TECMO KOEI EUROPE LTD and its products can be found at www.tecmokoei-europe.com.

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  • forweg

    Well that is sooner than expected.

  •  Any news on Preorder bonuses or Premium Boxes in the US yet? 🙂

    • Nothing yet, most likely we won’t be getting one I’m afraid 🙁

      Tecmo Koei rarely does Limited Editions for niche games if irc.

  • Doremi Fansubs

    Useless release. No dual audio and partial english dub. What the hell is Tecmo Koei thinking?

    •  Found the Answer in their facebook page, the release by NISA will include both Japanese and English voices, the European version by TECMO KOEI will only include English

    • No

       Houk said not even the NA version has dual audio:


    • Noble

      Well apparently TECMO KOEI screwed a lot of people up, because this is a Niche game and most people that buy this go for the original fully voice acted japanese audio, i do know some people prefer english, but i still made my point, and apparently TK is confused and doesnt even know what’s going on with their own game, because the facebook page says there is dual audio but the guys that work there or Nisa say it doesn’t, This sucks in every way no JP audio means a lot of people might not buy it or wait until its cheaper or buy used, and then TK will say it doesnt sell and use that as an excuse to stop the localizing of future games

  • Wait…………..ONLY English voiceovers, does that mean that it will only include the original Japanese and English or that it will only get English?

  • Well it was to be expected from the company that brings Dynasty Warriors games with horrible voiceacting