NIS America Announces Mana Khemia
12.13.07 - 9:56 PM
NIS America has announced that they will be releasing Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Revis for the PlayStation 2 in March of 2008. Developed by Gust, the title is a bit of a spiritual successor to the Atelier Iris titles, with a similar 2D graphical style. Players will take control of novice alchemist Vayne Aurelius, who has been invited to attend Al-Revis Academy to unravel the secrets of alchemy.
The game will feature an in-depth item crafting system, similar to the system found in the Atelier Iris games. Players will also "craft" skills, instead of simply leveling up through combat, allowing unique skill sets. Additionally, random encounters have been removed from Mana Khemia, and players will need to actively engage enemies.
Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Revis will be available on March 18, 2008, and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.