New Atelier Gets Japanese Date, Debut Trailer Revealed
Gust is well known for producing titles the niche hardcore RPG crowd just loves, despite some occasionally lukewarm critical receptions.
What began with Atelier Iris on the PS2 has now spawned multiple sequels, running through Atelier Iris 3: Grand Phantasm and Atelier Rorona. Now, Gust clearly plans to continue the franchise on the PS3; the following debut trailer is for "Atelier Totori" or "Atelier: Alchemist of Arland 2." It doesn't show us much of anything besides the a quick list of the anticipated features - Advent, Arms, Adventure, Fellows, etc. - and a girl walking in shadow. As you may have guessed by that image, Atelier definitely embraces the cutesy anime visual style, which you may or may not enjoy.
The end of the trailer reveals the release date: June 24, 2010, which we assume is the Japanese launch, and we'll have to wait a bit longer here in North America. Still, it's another JRPG for the fans who have waited for a solid selection to arrive on the PS3. You've got more than a few to choose from now...and by the way, Atelier is traditionally turn-based, so...
4/21/2010 10:43:57 AM Ben Dutka