Nippon Ichi Software America was thrilled to announce that The Arland Atelier Trilogy, a collection of three games, will be arriving in North America on October 13, 2015 as a physical-only release.
This collection features Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, and Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland all on one disc. For those who missed out on these titles originally, NIS America provided some brief summaries and screens for each of the three games.
First up is Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland. This title marked an evolution of Gust’s popular alchemic RPG series, featuring a cell-shaded animation style. In this game, Rorona will need to prove to a knight of Arland that the alchemy workshop she’s employed at will be able to function in the city’s economy. She will be required to pass several examinations to assess the workshop’s ability, and you will need to guide Rorona into dangerous dungeons in order to obtain key ingredients necessary for crafting new items.
Check out some screens from the game below:
The above screens show off synthesis, some conversations, battle, and some of the locations you’ll be able to visit in your journeys.
Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland is up next and follows the story of a new alchemist as she travels around Arland. Taking place several years after the events in Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, Totori will need help as she explores the world, improves her alchemic skills, and searches for her long-lost mother.
Check out some in-game screens below:
The final game is Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland. In this title, the spunky Princess Meruru becomes entranced by alchemy and makes a vow to become Totori Helmold’s appentice. Atelier Meruru features new and updated systems, as well as returning characters from the first two titles as Meruru attempts to become Totori’s apprentice.
Here are some screens of the third title:
The collection will have a suggested retail rice of $39.99 and is sure to devour many hours of your time.