A Possible New Atelier Game?

January 6, 2010

As if we didn’t have enough alchemy-heavy Japanese RPGs to handle – both localized and not – there’s the possibility of another one in the works.  Famitsu‘s editorial department apparently received a New Year’s card from Gust, the studio behind the Atelier franchise, which pictured an as-yet-unseen female character that is rumored to be the artwork of Atelier series character designer Jun Futaba. Again, this is just rumor, but if another Atelier title is in the works, it’ll still be quite a while before we see it here Western regions.

Their first PS3 offering – Atelier Rorona – still isn’t out over here, although we should see it sometime this year.  So, don’t hold your breath.  Needless to say, it’s nice to know a great niche RPG developer is keeping a steady stream of goodness coming our way, if there is indeed any truth to this rumor.


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Chad Awkerman

Chad joined the DualShockers staff in mid 2009 and since then has put much of his time into covering RPGs, with a focus on the Japanese side of the genre, from the obscure to the mainstream. He's a huge fan of iconic games like Secret of Mana, Final Fantasy VI and Persona 4 yet enjoys the smaller niche titles, as well. In his spare time he enjoys experiencing new beer, new foods and keeping up with just about every sci-fi show on television. He's married to an intelligent, beautiful Southern Belle who keeps his life interesting with witty banter and spicy Cajun cooking.

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