A new kind of Atelier game is on its way!
Gust Studio’s iconic Atelier series has officially been around for over two decades now, and they’re celebrating the big 2-0 in the best way that they know how; with an all-new crossover Atelier game!
Titled Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, Gust’s upcoming game will be a celebration of all things Atelier, and will be presenting a new style of play as well. Rather than taking on the role of an aspiring alchemist-to-be, players will instead be stepping into the shoes of Nelke — a young noblewoman fascinated by the legend of the Sage of Granzweit, which states that those who find the Granzweit Tree will be given great power.
One day Nelke overhears a rumor that the Granzweit Tree can be found within the lands owned by her father, near the quaint village of Westwald. Nelke’s father gives her permission to search for the tree, but with one major caveat — she must become the governess of the area, and develop Westwald into a prosperous city.
As you might have guessed based on the story’s description, Nelke won’t be your typical Atelier game. Rather than focusing on alchemy, players will instead be tasked with developing city of Westwald itself which, as it becomes more developed, will attract a variety of familiar-looking alchemists from the Iris, Arland, Dusk, and Mysterious trilogies, the Mana Khemia duology, and more.
Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World is slated to release in the West on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. No current release date has been set as of now. Are you looking forward to celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Atelier series in style? What do you think Nelke‘s gameplay will be like? Let us know in the comments below!