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Famitsu print ad - Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

Available now in Japan

This is the second print ad in Famitsu for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. It's only slightly different from the previous version, as it changes a few blurbs and removes screens. The previous ad showed the release date of March 20th, 2019, which obviously doesn't need to be included anymore!

Japan - Day-1 sales data for Super Robot Wars T, Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!, Atelier Lulua, and Dead or Alive Extreme 3: Scarlet

4 debuts, 4 solid starts

Super Robot Wars T

- 60%
- solid debut, but slightly behind the previous entry

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!

- 70%
- solid debut
- selling more than retailers expected

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

- 60%
- solid debut
- selling better than the previous entry

Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet

- 50%
- a bit on the low side, but nothing too worrying

Atelier Lulua: The Scion Of Arland updated to Version 1.01 in Japan

Bug-squashin'

Koei Tecmo has released Version 1.01 for Atelier Lulua: The Scion Of Arland in Japan. There aren't full patch notes for this update, but we do know that it includes bug fixes. If a list of full details for this update becomes available, we'll be sure to give you those notes.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland - another batch of screens and art

Check out the screens and art here

Following the adventures of the young Lulua Frixell, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has players set out to uncover the mysteries of an ancient codex and the land of Arland itself. Along Lulua’s journey she will discover beautiful lands – some new and some unexplored – while others have been affected by the tides of time since Rorona, Totori, and Meruru once traveled across Arland. Throughout these diverse environments, players will find a bounty of raw materials. As they fully explore each area they will not only unlock new places to navigate, but they will have a higher chance of finding rarer resources to help Lulua in her quest to learn the ultimate truth about the mysterious kingdom of Arland.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland demo returns to the Switch eShop in Japan

Welcome back, Lulua

The demo situation for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland in Japan has been a bit wonky. There was supposed to be a demo distributed via code in a gaming magazine, but the demo ended up going live for all on the Switch eShop early. That demo was then yanked, and the code distribution took place shortly thereafter. Now that same demo has once again gone live for all players. I guess the situation ended well, at least!

Synthesize Familiar Recipes With Incredible New Results In Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland

What's cookin?

Burlingame, Calif. – March 19, 2019 – KOEI TECMO America today revealed additional details on the core synthesis gameplay system, as well as a must-have Limited Edition version for their upcoming release; Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland.

Following the adventures of the young Lulua Frixell, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has players set out to uncover the mysteries of an ancient codex and the land of Arland itself. Along Lulua’s journey she will discover beautiful lands – some new and some unexplored – while others have been affected by the tides of time since Rorona, Totori, and Meruru once traveled across Arland. Throughout these diverse environments, players will find a bounty of raw materials. As they fully explore each area they will not only unlock new places to navigate, but they will have a higher chance of finding rarer resources to help Lulua in her quest to learn the ultimate truth about the mysterious kingdom of Arland.

These rare materials are used as part of the game’s Synthesis system, a fundamental part of the Atelier series which allows alchemists to create new items. In Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland players will decrypt the codex to unlock a variety of new and exciting recipes which will in turn, help them throughout their adventure. The synthesis system in this latest entry combines the Arland trilogy’s quality and trait systems; allowing for items to take on entirely new characteristics, along with the Mysterious trilogy’s elements and boost items, giving items powerful abilities that would not be previously possible. These fresh-yet-familiar systems synthesize together with the new Awaken Effect mechanic to offer a bounty of possibilities to aspiring alchemists.



When at the cauldron, players can use a raw material with the Awakened Effect ability in the mix to give the resulting item a secondary element. Combine a Fire Damage Awakened Effect material with a Thunder Bomb and the resulting item will be a bomb which releases both thunder and fire for a devastating blow. As players learn all of the synthesis system’s intricacies, they will be able to create a variety of unique and useful items to use throughout the lands of Arland and in battle.

In addition to the new gameplay details, KOEI TECMO America also revealed an enchanting Limited Edition version of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, exclusively available through the NISA Online Store. The Limited Edition is packed with must-have content for Atelier series fans, including a physical version of the game, a hardcover art book, the ‘Sound Archives’ official soundtrack, keychains of Lulua & Rorona, and a deluxe cloth poster. The Limited Edition all comes packaged together in a delightful collector’s box featuring artwork of the young aspiring alchemist, Lulua.

The latest entry in GUST Studio’s cherished Atelier franchise will release for the Nintendo Switch™, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam® on May 21, 2019 across North America.

Check out even more screens here!

With more information for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland set to be revealed in the coming weeks, be sure to check out our official website https://www.koeitecmoamerica.com/lulua/, Like us on www.facebook.com/ateliergames and Follow us on Twitter @koeitecmous for all the latest details.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland - Famitsu live-stream recording

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland invites players to assume the role of Elmerulia Lulua Fryxel, a young aspiring alchemist training under former student turned mentor, Piana. Lulua studies diligently to fulfill her dream of becoming a great alchemist just like her mother, Rorolina Frixell; but during her training Lulua discovers a mysterious Codex, awakening an ancient power within her that enables Lulua to decrypt but a single page with many more riddles for her to unravel. Players will be tasked with performing actions focused around the core Atelier series gameplay Gathering, Battle, and Synthesis to allow them to decipher more of the text, as well as learn exciting new types of alchemy.

Japan - Next week's eShop releases (plus screens)

Next week is looking REAL good for Switch

Next week's Switch lineup is looking fantastic! So many great titles heading to Japan. Thankfully, a lot of them launch in NA/EU at the same time!

- Dead or Alive Xtreme 3: Scarlet
- Steins;Gate: Divergencies Assort
- Super Robot Wars T
- Chocobo's Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy!
- Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland
- Unravel Two

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland - info on The Ruins of Ferus Galaxen, plus more characters

For alchemy!

Time for another round of info on Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. This time we get to learn about the Ruins of Ferus Galaxen, as well as another group of characters.

The Ruins of Ferus Galaxen

- Lulua wants to achieve an alchemical feat that will shock everyone
- the Codex shows Lulua where she should start, that being the Ferus Galaxen ruins in her hometown of Arklys
- Lulua decides that she will be the one to open up “The Unexplorable Ruins
- there was no way for Lulua to know that what lay inside was a secret that would encompass all of Arland entirely
- Arklys was a bustling town full of explorers wanting to uncover the secrets of Ferus Galaxen
- with the discovery of a door that would not open no matter what, interest waned due to the lack of progress
- Lulua’s love for the town leads her to the idea to open up the door in order achieve the dual goals of livening up the town
- this would also let her perform an eyebrow-raising alchemical feat that would improve the her and the Atelier’s reputation

Characters

Fiks

- a magician who has a different way of seeing things compared to most people
- as someone who’s impossible to read, his words can sometimes touch upon the core issues, which always surprises Lulua
- in battle, Fiks has wide-range skills that deals damage of various elements

Nico

- a warm and openhearted man who has pride as a pirate despite not doing any pirating
- currently he’s an adventurer, but he still fights close-quarters with the ferocity of a pirate
- if Nico is in the front, he can enter Brave Stance which will block any attacks aimed at his allies
- in the back, Nico has healing skills that can replenish the party’s energy

Rorona

- Rorona loves Lulua wholeheartedly and watches over her with the warmth of a mother
- her love for pies has not faded, and her skills at pie-making have only gotten better
- in battle, Rorona can use items as an alchemist
- she is a balanced-type character that can attack and heal, and reduce the enemies’ elemental resistances

Sterk

- despite becoming the chief of the ‘Guardian Force’, Sterk’s passion towards being a knight continues to burn strongly
- in his new position, he’s busy guarding Arland and leading the force, and is as proficient with fighting as ever
- Sterk is a pure attacker, who even can learn skills that increase damage against bosses

Totori

- Totori is currently living a busy life spreading the gospel of alchemy
- she’s an expert on alchemy who’s able to analyze and teach Lulua on what exactly she must improve on
- Chimdragon calls Totori Grand Master, Piana as Master, and Lulua as Nano Master

Meruru

- the former princess of Arls is currently enjoying her travels around the world now that her task is over
- she has quite the energetic personality
- while she’s not good at teaching others,, it seems that meeting Lulua will bring around a change in her personality

Atelier Lulua: The Scion Of Arland - Limited Edition now available to preorder

Hop in now before they're all gone!

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland invites players to assume the role of Elmerulia Lulua Fryxel, a young aspiring alchemist training under former student turned mentor, Piana. Lulua studies diligently to fulfill her dream of becoming a great alchemist just like her mother, Rorolina Frixell; but during her training Lulua discovers a mysterious Codex, awakening an ancient power within her that enables Lulua to decrypt but a single page with many more riddles for her to unravel. Players will be tasked with performing actions focused around the core Atelier series gameplay Gathering, Battle, and Synthesis to allow them to decipher more of the text, as well as learn exciting new types of alchemy.

Lulua sets off to Arland in the hopes that she can improve her powers and uncover the riddles of the Codex. When arriving, she learns that her mothers atelier shop has been forced to close. Relying on the help of the Codex, Lulua works hard to save the shop before it is too late. The first steps into her new adventure are filled with excitement; little does Lulua know that Arland is home to many mysteries yet to be awoken.

Limited Edition Includes:

• Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland for Nintendo Switch™
• Official Hardcover Memorial Art Book
• Official Sound Archives Soundtrack
• Cloth Poster
• Set of 2 Acrylic Keychains
• Collector's Box

Grab yours here (thanks JPSwitchMania!)