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NIS has announced that Atelier Sophie: The Alchemist of the Mysterious Book Limited Edition is now available for pre-order. The PS4 craft-heavy role-playing game will be available as a $99.99 limited edition that includes a copy of the game, a 48-page hardcover art book, a 2-disc soundtrack with a total of 38 tracks, a 40”x26” cloth poster, five 5”x7” mini art prints, and a collector’s box. Check below for a full shot of the set along with some new screenshots.
NIS has announced that they will be releasing a three pack of the crafting-centric role-playing series Atelier, The Arland Atelier Trilogy. The set will be a physical-only, single-disc release for PS3 and include Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, and Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland. This is the second trilogy pack announced from NIS, with the first, The Disgaea Triple Play Collection, hitting store shelves next week.
Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star, a remake of last year’s Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star for PS3, is now available for PS Vita. This updated version adds new purification partners, new locked and unlockable costumes for Delta, Earthes, Casty, and Ion, pre-loaded downloadable content, a full tutorial, and balance tweaks/fixes. There’s also a limited edition that comes packed with a copy of the game, a surge concerto pin badge, a sticker sheet, a microfiber cloth, and an 18”x24” poster, all bundled in a collector’s box.
NIS has revealed that they will be releasing a limited edition of Ar nosurge Plus: Ode to an Unborn Star on July 2. The PS Vita exclusive is a remake of Ar nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star that comes with new purification partners, new costumes for Delta, Earthes, Casty, and Ion (unlocked and others unlockable), downloadable content pre-loaded, a full tutorial, and balance tweaks as well as fixes. The limited edition comes packed with a copy of the game, a surge concerto pin badge, a sticker sheet, a microfiber cloth, an 18”x24” poster, and a collector’s box.
NIS has entered into a publishing partnership with Koei Tecmo America to release a limited edition of Gust’s upcoming role-playing game, Ar Nosurge: Ode to an Unborn Star. Koei Tecmo America is handling the localization and publishing, while NIS is taking the lead on the premium version, which includes a 26-page hardcover art book, soundtrack, 16”x23” poster, and collector’s box. Ar Nosurge will see players following two sets of characters on two different, intertwining journeys set in the far future: Casty and Delta, who are attempting to save mankind, and Ion and Earthes, who are trying to find a way for Ion to return to Earth.
Grab your mortar and pestle, it’s time to get back to work. The Atelier series continues today with the release of Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky for PS3. Players will once again gather ingredients and craft items and potions, take on assignments, and battle monsters. This time around, there will be two storylines that focus on different gameplay elements, with Escha’s portion replete with crafting and synthesizing, while Logy’s sections are geared towards action, exploration, and customization. Other changes include the bump from three party members to six, a streamlined synthesis system, and a new alchemist ability that increases item effectiveness when used successively.
Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is now officially available for pre-order. Tecmo Koei has announced that gamers who pre-order at GameStop will receive a costume set of ‘Apple Pirate’ for Escha and ‘Tails Butler’ for Logy, while Amazon pre-orders will receive the ‘Enchanted Witch’ costume for Escha. Images for all costumes as well as the official box art and a dozen new screenshots are available below. The official website has also gone live.
The Atelier series will continue its item-crafting ways next year with Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky. According to publisher Tecmo Koei, the Gust-developed RPG and follow-up to Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be available for PS3 on March 11. Atelier Escha & Logy will allow players to control either character in two connected storylines, with Escha’s tale being a more traditional Atelier offering, with plenty of alchemy and assignments, and Logy’s focused on action and exploration.