By Tom Tolios / February 23rd, 2015
Gust Corporation has posted a preview video for their upcoming Nintendo 3DS remake of Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland. The game was first announced for release during the Nintendo Direct Japan presentation on November 5th, 2014. This video gives us a glimpse of what we can expect out of the port.
The video predominantly focuses on world navigation, character interaction and story progression. The key element of the video is how the characters will look, and they appear to have transitioned quite well to the Super Deformed, or SD, art design style. This particular video doesn’t show how the touch screen will be used in the game, but the following video shows how it might be implemented to set themes and costumes.
The 3DS version will feature extra content such as side stories that can be unlocked if certain conditions are met, additional characters and an ‘Overtime Mode’ where Totori and Meruru (protagonists from later entries in the series) come to lend their aid will be playable. The extra maps and boss fights from Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland will also be in the game, as will certain costumes that fit the SD art style. In addition to these and other enhancements, there will be more available difficulty modes to suit each player’s preference.
Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland 3DS is a remake of the PS3 and PS Vita game Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland, which in turn is an enhanced version of the original release from 2009. The 3DS version is scheduled for release in Japan on March 26th, 2015. For more information on the game, you can visit Gust’s official Japanese website. The game was developed by Gust Corporation and will be published by Koei Tecmo.
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