Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland English Date, Trailer Gust's series is getting lots of love today. 01.13.12 - 8:34 PM
Atelier Elkrone isn't the only game in the series to get a prologue trailer, but Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland will likely be of more interest to English-speaking audiences anyway. NIS America today announced that the PS3 title now has a May timeframe for both North America and Europe, as opposed to its previous, much more generic '2012' listing.
The prologue trailer below, released today, catches you up to speed in the Arland trilogy's characters and story, and yes, it's in English (obviously). The YouTube page also gave this description:
The tiny kingdom of Arls, located on the northeastern border of the Arland Republic, is where spunky Princess Meruru calls home. Ever since she was exposed to alchemy by famed adventurer Totori Helmold, all she can think about was becoming an alchemist. With Totori's guidance, Meruru sets out to develop her home kingdom of Arls using the power of alchemy. On her way, Meruru will encounter new adventures, obstacles, mysteries, and friends, and discover what life is like outside the castle walls. How you choose to guide her through the advancement of her land will determine the final outcome in the tale of Atelier Meruru.