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Koei Tecmo issued a new batch of details for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland today. For today’s update, we have news pertaining to the game’s battle system.

Here’s the full rundown:

Amazon has posted the final western boxart for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. Get a look at the packaging image above.

If you’re interested in pre-ordering Atelier Lulua, you can do so on Amazon here.

System: Switch
Release date: March 26, 2019
Developer: Gust
Publisher: Koei Tecmo


Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists celebrates twenty years of the prolific RPG series bringing together protagonists for every Atelier title up until Lydie & Suelle for a crossover event that sees them coming together to help Nelke expand a new town and helping them thrive once again. It’s really great to be able to see all of these fantastic characters over two decades join up and utilize all of their special skills in alchemy and craftsmanship – as well as monster slaying – as they simultaneously get to know each other and understand each other’s strengths and weaknesses while figuring out the best way to go about goods distribution and town replenishment. This is something we’ve seen in plenty of Atelier titles before as we go from city to city meeting new characters and friends along the way while having an overall goal to help those around you. Altruism has always been a big charm with it, and Nelke is no different. However, this is mostly where the similarities end as the game itself has been turned on its head and goes from an RPG the series is known for, to a banal menu management experience where you’ll ultimately just watch plants grow in between massive visual novel-like segments. Everything introduced in Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists is stuff we’ve seen millions of times in the mobile gaming spectrum, and it doesn’t do it any favors here. Even as a spinoff title it doesn’t warrant paying a premium for something that only resembles Atelier by name and art.

We have a bunch of new English footage from Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists running on Switch. Have a look at the gameplay below.

After its initial debut in Japan, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists has released in the west. View the new launch trailer from Koei Tecmo below.

Koei Tecmo has shared further information about the core Synthesis gameplay system in Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, including the “Awakened Effects” ability.

Here’s the full rundown:

During a live stream a couple of days ago, Famitsu showed off a bunch of footage from Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. Check out the full recording below.


Similar to past entries in the franchise, Koei Tecmo has partnered with NIS America to offer a limited edition release of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. Copies will include the game as well as a few other goodies.

The following items will be inside the box:

A new video has come in comparing the visuals of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland on Switch and PlayStation 4. Give it a look below.

Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland launches May 21 in North America and May 24 in Europe.

In this week’s issue of Famitsu, the Japanese magazine included a code that can be used on the eShop to redeem a demo for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. Footage of the trial can be found below.

If you’re interested in trying out the Atelier Lulua demo, head on over to the eShop and use the code D3GM3303RBBBS8FB.

Thanks to D-Omen for the tip.