Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of The New World Gets Western Release DateKoei Tecmo pulls back the curtain on the latest Atelier game.11.27.18 - 11:50 PM
Publisher Koei Tecmo has announced the Western release date for Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, a long-awaited new entry in the long-running Atelier franchise. The game will be hitting PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on March 26th, 2019.
In this latest adventure in item synthesis, players take control of Nelke von Lestamm, who is trying to build up the village of Westwald into a bustling and prosperous city. Over the course of her mission, Nelke will encounter various characters from past Atelier games. This newfound focus on town building, with the player developing new buildings and synthesizing items for the sake of the town's prosperity, provides a unique spin on the franchise. You can read a brief synopsis from Koei Tecmo down below.
Exploring the areas outside of Westwald with alchemists allows Nelke to collect raw materials perfect for synthesis. Though she is inexperienced in the art of alchemy, she'll have to entrust one of the many alchemists in town to synthesize the resources into sellable goods. Each alchemist has their own specialties which allow them to offer improved item creation – players will have to carefully decide what would be the most effective alchemist for which items.
A Weekly Report is prepared at the end of each week which shows the current town population, the amount of income made, number of properties, and the number of synthesized items. Using this report, players can decide how they will spend their time in Westwald, perhaps they will tackle quests and town development during the weekday and develop relationships with residents on the weekend. As Nelke spends time with people in Westwald she'll deepen her bonds with them leading to not only exciting events between characters, but new town facilities and alchemist skills which aid in both synthesis and battle!
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