(Japan) A Look at New Atelier Rorona: The First Story ~Alchemist of Arland~

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New Atelier Rorona: The First Story ~Alchemist of Arland~ 01

Gust’s Atelier series is looking to be making another splash in the JRPG market as the 2009 title Atelier Rorona ~Alchemist of Arland~ is receiving a remake. Titled New Atelier Rorona: The First Story ~Alchemist of Arland~, this remake of the PS3’s first Atelier title will be available to the PS3 and Vita, and will be revealed in full in the August issue of Famitsu.

~Alchemist of Arland~ Alchemy System  ~Alchemist of Arland~ Alchemy System 02

This new remake will have everything that was loved in the original, with some new tweaks and alterations to make the game easier to handle. The biggest change will be “compounding,” or making items with alchemy, as well as using items in battle, both of which will be more in line with the improved base system of Atelier Meruru Plus.

Also, to get a hold of the ever changing audience, New Atelier Rorona: The First Story ~Alchemist of Arland~ will come with an all-new look as well. This however, does not mean Mel Kishida’s popular character designs will be abandoned.

New Atelier Rorona: The First Story ~Alchemist of Arland~ will be released in November of this year for the PS3 and the Vita. There has been no confirmation of a Western localization as of yet.

SOURCE (translated by oprainfall Translation Team Leader Will Whitehurst)

Images courtesy of Famitsu.

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