Hot on the heels of our Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland review comes news from the US that Nippon Ichi Software America (NISA) will be localising the next game in Gust Corporation’s Atelier JRPG series, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Twilight Land. The game was just released in Japan last Thursday, which makes this one of the fastest localisation announcements on record. Don’t expect to see Atelier Ayesha on the shelves this year though, as NISA producer Jack Niida asked fans to wait at least three or four months for more information about the English version.
Atelier Ayesha follows the story of a lonely girl named Ayesha who runs her own alchemy studio. Shortly after her grandfather passes away, Ayesha’s younger sister suddenly disappears while out gathering herbs. While walking through some nearby ruins, Ayesha catches a glimpse of her lost sister, who promptly disappears again. Ayesha decides to take action, setting out on a journey in order to find her. Atelier Ayesha is set in a completely seperate world to that of the Arland games, featuring a slightly darker tone, but similar gameplay. Atelier Ayesha introduces a few new elements though, such as party members having the ability to gather ingredients, different ways to explore the world map, a back attack system during battles, and a whole new system for determining which traits a synthesised item will have.
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