Koei Tecmo made two Atelier-related announcements today, the first being the next title in the franchise: Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New world. It’s slated to hit shelves in early 2019, with physical and digital releases on the Playstation 4/Nintendo Switch, and digital via Steam. If that wasn’t enough, fans of the series can purchase the Atelier Arland Series Deluxe Pack via digital release on December 4th, 2018. It comes with Atelier Rorona: The Alchemists of Arland DX, Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland DX and Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland DX along with much of the DLC related to these. The games can be bought individually, or as a package containing all three.
In Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World players assume the role of Nelke von Lestamm, a young aristocrat who longs to become an alchemist, but sadly does not have the talents required. With a strong fascination with the ancient legend of the Sage of Granzweit, she is excited to uncover new information which rumors that the sacred Granzweit Tree is within the lands her father governs. Money is key to developing the land and building new facilities, but the player will need the aid of other well-known alchemists to get the job done.
As the town’s population grows, players can construct Ateliers, Shops, Growing Areas, Landmarks, and Roads, to name a few. Many facilities will allow helpers run their day-to-day procedures – place a resident as a helper in a Growing Area and they will ensure that the items planted are harvested and ready for use.