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Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World - another batch of screens

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In Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World players assume the role of young noblewoman, Nelke von Lestamm; tasked with building up the quaint village of Westwald into a prosperous city. For her to develop buildings and extend the size of Westwald, she will need to earn money from the businesses she runs or sell synthesized items for cash.

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World - various details from this week's Famitsu feature

This week's Famitsu has another feature on Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World. Check out the detailed info below.

- Nelke can unlock new routes in order to further her exploration of the new land
- at the start, you’ll be limited to a certain few routes to explore and gather ingredients on
- by reaching the very end of each route, you open up new routes that can be unlocked by investing in them
- you’ll need to choose to Run if you want to do so
- while walking lets you gather ingredients and materials, running gets you through each route quicker
- at the end of every route, there is a strong boss monster waiting to be fought
- one day Nelke happens upon Lita, who’s feeling unwell
- when Nelke offers to take care of her, Klein interrupts and says they don’t need her help as they’d just bother her
- Raze and Ulrika are arguing about something, as usual, and they’ll be settling their differences in some sort of competition
- characters will have interactions over things like Viese and Lita sharing a surname, Judie and Elie having a common friend, and more

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

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An alchemist girl lives in this town. As the alchemist disciple of Piana, who is said to have aimlessly visited the town, the girl strives to master synthesis day after day. Her dream is straightforward: “to surpass the great alchemist that is my mother.” And her mother’s name—Rorolina Frixell.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland - info on characters, elements, and the battle system

Another handful of details on Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland has been shared in this week's issue of Famitsu. Check out the tidbits below.

- when seeing Rorona and Lulua together and how they act, Sterk jokingly wonders which one is supposed to be the daughter
- Stea will meet with Lulua at an “unexpected” place
- the our element items you can have are ice, fire, lightning, and earth
- Ice and fire oppose each other, and the same goes for lightning and earth
- the battle system is inspired from the Mysterious series, as in Atelier Sophie, Atelier Firis and Atelier Lydie & Suelle
- the battle system and the feature allowing characters to use items when it’s not their turn will be fully explained on January 10

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland - more info on characters, battling, and the Synthesis system

This week's issue of Famitsu has another new feature on Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. The article gives us info on some more characters, as well as battle details and news on the Synthesis system.

■ Characters

Sterkenburg Cranach (voiced by Juurouta Kosugi)

“Heh, at this rate I don’t know which one is the daughter… I’m sorry, but I have to work.”

The current leader of the Arland Defense Group. He will also participate in battle.

Maana (voiced by Yui Kondou)

“Hehe, make sure to have a lot of fun! Bring me back presents! Hehehe!”

A girl who often visits the orphanage, she has an enlightened way of talking that is relative to her age.

Setia (voiced by Rie Kugimiya)

A girl who lacks emotion. She is unacquainted with the subtleties of the human spirit.

■ Systems

Synthesis

The base system where the materials’ characteristics carry over to the resulting item remains in place, while new alchemical element and boost items elements have been added.

Alchemical Elements: There are different alchemical elements such as ice and earth, and if the value of a certain element surpasses a certain amount, the resulting item’s effect will change.

Boost Items: A boost item can only be thrown in once during a synthesis. It grants effects to the alchemy ingredients and materials.

Battle

Up to five party members can participate in battle

There is also a mysterious item icon on the face icons of character in battle. Though not confirmed, this may be to use an item even when it is not that character’s turn.

Atelier Meruru ~The Apprentice of Arland~ DX - another round of gameplay

Third release in the Arland series. Princess of the small frontier country of Arls, Meruru plans to use alchemy to stimulate the growth of her small country. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to increase the population within the time limit and boost the advancement of the kingdom.

Atelier Totori ~The Adventurer of Arland~ DX - more gameplay footage

The second release in the Arland series. In a search for her missing mother, Totori tours the world of Arland as an adventurer accompanied by her friends. Use Synthesis, Explore, and Battle to fulfil requests, raise her rank as an adventurer and venture into brand new lands.

Atelier Rorona ~The Alchemist of Arland~ DX - more gameplay footage

The Arland series, which launched in 2009 with the debut of Atelier Rorona: The Alchemists of Arland – the 11th game in the Atelier role-playing franchise – quickly became a cult classic across the world.

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World - info on facilities and landmarks

Koei Tecmo has shared a new wave of info on Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, this time focusing on facilities and landmarks. Check out the details below.

Construct Facilities of Your Choosing Where You Want and Build Up Your Town

When building up the town on work days, you can construct various facilities if you have the money and materials. By progressing through the story, you will be able to build even more facilities. By the and, you will be able to build more than 200 types of facilities.

—Build shopping districts lined with stores, or streets overflowing with nature. Construct facilities as you like to create your very own town.

Build More Than 200 Types of Facilities! Symbols of the Atelier Series Will Also Appear as Facilities

Among the more than 200 types of facilities you can construct are a large number of facilities that act as symbols of the Atelier series games released thus far. The Salburg and Gramnad series are of course represented, as are the Iris series, Maha Khemia series, and more. Mix and match them to your heart’s content and freely build up your town.

Construct Character-Associated Landmarks

By fulfilling the requests of your town’s residents on days off, your friendship levels with them will increase. When your friendship level is high enough, you will be able to construct a special facility / landmark associated with that character.

Whether it is Rorona’s cute-looking “Pie Shop,” Logy’s “Blimp Dock,” or Edge’s “Hot Springs,” there are various character-associated landmarks you can construct. Every landmark has a useful effect on town-building.

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World - another batch of screens

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In Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World players assume the role of young noblewoman, Nelke von Lestamm; tasked with building up the quaint village of Westwald into a prosperous city. For her to develop buildings and extend the size of Westwald, she will need to earn money from the businesses she runs or sell synthesized items for cash.