Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World Coming West

Friday, July 13th, 2018

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Koei Tecmo has announced that Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, set for release this year in Japan, will be coming west to celebrate the Atelier series’ 20th anniversary. The game will be released on PS4, Switch, and Steam this winter, with the PS Vita version in Japan not coming west.

The announcement comes with a trailer celebrating the series’ anniversary, which you can see here:

The announcement of Nelke & the Legendary Alchemist comes through a press release, the full text of which you can read below:


KOEI TECMO America Confirms Western Release Of Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers Of The New World

Celebrate 20 Years of Gust Studio’s Atelier Series with an All-New Gameplay Experience, Headed to PlayStation®4, Nintendo Switch™, and Steam®

Burlingame, Cali. – July 13, 2018 – KOEI TECMO America revealed today that Gust Studio’s latest title, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, will be released throughout the west this Winter. Slated for physical release on thePlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System and Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®, this new title set in the Atelier universe celebrates the series’ 20th Anniversary; allowing players to experience the beloved series’ characters with an exciting new town building focus.

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World puts players in the shoes of Nelke von Lestamm, a young noblewoman who has always been fascinated by the ancient legend of the Sage of Granzweit; a tale of the Granzweit Tree which is said to bestow great power upon those whom discover it. As she grew up and learned her skills were not in alchemy, she studied hard to become a government official and help those around her. The day Nelke is set to graduate the academy, however, her life changes forever as she hears a rumour that the tree can be found within her father’s lands near the small village of Westwald. Her father grants her permission to search for it on one condition – that she becomes governor of the area and develops Westwald into a prosperous city.

As players work hard to build Westwald up from a quaint village to a flourishing city, they will require the aid of the many alchemists that settle in the town. Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World features famous alchemists from previous entries across the Atelier series, including those from the SalburgArlandDusk, and Mysterious trilogies.

To celebrate the reveal of Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, KOEI TECMO America released a heart-warming trailer showcasing a look back on the last 20 years of all things Atelier, alongside a first look at the main character Nelke and the village of Westwald.

With more information for Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World set to be revealed in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our official website http://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/nelke, Like us on www.facebook.com/ateliergames and Follow us on Twitter @koeitecmous for all the latest details.

ABOUT KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP.

KOEI TECMO AMERICA CORP. is a publisher of interactive entertainment software for current generation consoles, handhelds and digital download content based in Burlingame, California. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of KOEI TECMO HOLDINGS CO., LTD., headquartered in Yokohama, Japan. KOEI is best known for its Dynasty Warriors® and Samurai Warriors® franchises. TECMO is best known for the Dead or Alive®, Ninja Gaiden®, Tecmo Bowl®, and Fatal Frame® series.

About Chris Melchin

Chris is a computer science student who has been gaming ever since he knew what to do with a Super Nintendo controller. He's a fighting game player, with a focus on BlazBlue and Under Night In-Birth games. His favourite games include Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Persona 5, and Little Busters. He started watching anime in high school, and his favourite series is Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood. He also writes Vocaloid music for his personal YouTube channel, and has a (slight) obsession with Megurine Luka.