By Patrick Aguda / October 25th, 2018
Koei Tecmo has announced that they are bringing Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland to North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam this coming Spring 2019. The game is the fourth in the Atelier Arland series and features the daughter of Rorona as the main character.
Atelier Rorona marked the beginning of the Arland series. And now, following the events of Atelier Totori and Atelier Meruru, comes an all new story. The latest title is set in a world proceeding the story of Atelier Meruru. The title depicts how characters and locations have changed over time. Set in a world both nostalgic and new, the curtain lifts on another adventure for the alchemists.
Elmerulia Fryxell (Lulua)
An impulsive, yet devoted girl.
Rorona, that’s the name of my beloved mother.
She wants to become an alchemist like Rorona, and works hard under a certain teacher, but does not have outstanding talent. But one day, an opportunity arises for her.
Lulua is an energetic girl whose body tends to move before thinking and who looks at everything in a positive light. She seems to live with her teacher in a place away from Rorona.
Occupation: Nursery School Assistant
A dear childhood friend.
A girl who is always at Lulua’s side, watching over her like a guardian angel.
Although she has a quiet personality, Eva is of strong character. She does not show weakness and is very dependable, but in front of Lulua and others she trusts she reveals a side that can easily succumb to loneliness.
Synthesis, exploration, and battle…
The system that defines the “Atelier”series. While maintaining a system that fans of the “Arland” series will be familiar with at its core, this title also continues to evolve the system.
In addition, the title extracts the essence of the system, which has continued to be cultivated, all the way up from the series’ roots to its latest numbered title. A unique melding of such elements makes possible an entirely new gaming experience.
—A “book,” which is also used in the game’s logo. Abstract words are spread across its pages. What is the identity of this mysterious book?
Exploration and synthesis have also been upgraded. Places and items familiar to Arland series players will appear in great numbers. The game uses an Atelier Totori-like discovery system. As for other Arland series systems, there are several being used as a base and deepened.
The battle system and the like introduce new systems based on the Mysterious series. Even those that have enjoyed the recent Atelier games and have never played the Arland series will be able to enjoy this game. Which characters can you take along on your adventure? Characters that will bring joy to fans of the Arland series may appear.
We hope you look forward to new information regarding this game as it becomes available!
Mel Kishida, the character designer of the Arland series, reprises his role for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. Starting with Lulua, Kishida has designed new characters, and even existing characters from the Arland series will be depicted for the “continuation of the story.”
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is set to release in Japan for PlayStation 4 and Switch in 2019. The game is set to release in North America and Europe for PlayStation 4, Switch and PC via Steam in Spring 2019.
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