Gust announces Chronos Materia for PS Vita
posted on 06.25.13 at 10:23 PM EST by (@salromano)
New RPG coming to Japan on September 26.

Atelier Escha & Logy devleoper Gust is making a new RPG for PS Vita called Chronos Materia, this week’s Dengeki PlayStation reveals.

The game is an RPG depicting the adventure of girls whisked off to a world with no humans or civilization.

It will launch in Japan on September 26 for 6,090 yen. Character design is being handled by Non (not sure who that is).

Thanks, Game Nyarth.

  • DarthBrian

    Siliconera believes by Non they mean Nozomi Ousaka, a vocaloid artist.

  • Eclipse

    Nice, I’d welcome anything from GUST with open arms <3

  • Solomon_Kano

    So… not like Ciel no Surge? Interest piqued.

    • jujubee88

      Agree. An actual jrpg (exclusively for VITA!) like this is more of a system seller.

  • dior

    Would rather have Logy Plus

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      You serious?

      • Kurisu Makise

        Surely our friend didn’t reject a NEW IP for a port?! but as @Aramary said, whynotboth.jpg (I gotta admit though, I do want A Plus version for Escha and Logy, oh and Ayesha too)

        • dior

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    • KiQun

      Why not both?

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    • Guest

      Whoa easy there, you dont have to go that far

  • DrForbidden

    “Character design is being handled by Non (not sure who that is).”

    I’d hope for Oda Non, but, yeah, not likely to happen, I know.

    • EternaLBleedinG

      Oh you naughty boy hahahha.

    • bloodiOS

      If that’s the case then it should be “the adventures of mature women” instead.

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    It’s like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy VII’s love child.

  • Kurisu Makise

    These announcements, is this real life? So excited right now, Tecmo Koei (Gust) continuing to work for my wallet. I just want to see what the character designs look like and get some info on said artist.

    • Rakan

      Non’s his nickname, his actual name is Nozomi Ousaka. He’s known for doing the character designs for Chuunibyou (a light novel that got an anime last fall).

      • Kurisu Makise

        Gracias! Chuunibyou’s artist huh, fun series from the little bits of the anime I’ve got to see. Need to watch it properly of course. Rikka’s a cool chick xD

  • Zackasaur

    I like the graphical style!

  • Guest

    I wish these games where ported to consoles. maybe with PS4.

    • sherimae1324

      I cant believe it!!!
      people are already port begging for a recently announced VITA exclusive?

      • BigDix

        I KNOW, right!? Don’t they know that port begging is only acceptable when it’s begging for something to be ported TO Vita!? What audacity! Let’s hope we can keep the requests for non-Vita ports down to once a year….

        • sherimae1324

          BS,, do you think vita owners asked for those ports! ofcourse if we were to asked we want exclusives or spinoffs at the least
          but most of sony fans that are only console gamers are usual port begggers here
          like begging for gravity rush, soul sacrifice, tearaway hahaha

          • LordKaiser

            Vita Fans are the most obnoxious asking for ports as I see them in every forum even on rpgamer.

            (Not all of them but many.)

            • sherimae1324

              i dont want to make more arguments with you its fine by me if you see the vita as a useless thing, its your opinion anyway

              but dont just come on recent news of an exclusive game on a “useless thing” and start saying

              “I wish these games where ported to consoles”

              the vita cant catch a break with you guys
              the vita has few exclusives the PS3 has tons
              you cant have all the good stuff, right?

              • BigDix

                Quite a 180 there… “I don’t want to make arguments and you can have your opinion”, when you had only just gotten done apparently laughing at people for being bereft of your beloved Vita exclusives, not to mention the direct provocation stating how much you want to see people whine.

                Interestingly, LordKaiser hasn’t really made things personal at all, have they? He didn’t come to this article posting about how he thinks Vita is useless; that only came as elaboration following on further discussion. Someone, for once, said they’d like to be able to play the game on their home console, rather than the other way around. You’re the one who flipped out with the hypocritical bullshit, crying bloody murder when someone asks for a wider release. Typically ill-disposed fanatic… Although it does perplex me that the Vita fanbase in particular is so immensely terrible….

                • sherimae1324

                  Portables are useless and a inconvenience to me

                  he actually said that! i dont care its his opinion anyway, the problem is the “he is portbegging”
                  if he is on neogaf or siliconera he might be apprehend by mods
                  im not being hypocrite here and please stop at that attitude of yours
                  this is about a game announced for vita then he suddenly make a comment
                  that this game should be ported to consoles
                  ive seen alot of people not only here
                  that everytime a new vita game is announced specially if its exclusive….
                  they always says “why develop for a dead platform”
                  or “its just a waste of resources, it should be on consoles”

                  im done here, some guys really are…..
                  nevermind if you check out my comment history you will never see one comment that i port-beg in any games exclusive to any other platform….
                  i admit i appreciate ports but at the sametime those ports are the reason why we vita owners are being insulted through various gaming sites……


                  • BigDix

                    Uh, yeah… He did… AFTER you tore his head off for innocently asking about a home console release. Even though I don’t agree with him about that, he was just explaining himself at that point. I mean, do you even know what ‘attitude’ is? Because you’re the only one in this comment thread with one. You might be right about how he’d be treated elsewhere though… I can definitely see NeoGAF and Siliconera banning people for no good reason.

                    People do say things like “why develop for a dead platform” and “its just a waste of resources, it should be on consoles”. Of course it’s stupid, and I also don’t bother with it. The reality though is there’s at least three-to-four Vita freaks for every one idiot saying “don’t make this for Vita!” on Gematsu. And it only compounds things when they start bitching at others for making remarks that don’t masturbate the Vita.

                    You don’t need to worry about arguing with the two or three people who say stupid shit about Vita (LordKaiser’s comment does not fall into that category), all right? It’s covered since we have a small army to lift up the Vita in all circumstances, even in a circumstance of no games.

                    • sherimae1324

                      ok…. you almost made me cry there you know…

                      i love this site…there are less irratating people here and ishaan is not scolding me here :p im happy to have a vita, its my second gaming system after the psp and im getting a ps4 soon or maybe ps3 first as i missed out alot of games since i never own a console for once…

                      goodnyt again! guys even to you KAISER, im buying P4G tomorrow! ^_^

                    • Zero

                      I just wanted to drop in and point out a few things. We aren’t big on port begging either. It’s even in our guidelines. #5 to be exact.

                      With that said, the guidelines are not unbreakable rules. We are extremely lenient when it comes to our guidelines. (This is up to the moderator.)

                      I’m not looking to jump in and “attack” someone, or whatever one might call it, just because they went against the guidelines.

                      Now, if this behavior continues, if it gets out of hand, then the moderators will likely step in.

                      Honestly, I think we are very open with our discussions here at gematsu. I like this, very much, just so long as it stays constructive.

                      Off topic discussion that is just some big flame war, or users attacking each other, blatant trolling, etc.

                      That’s the type of stuff that I don’t like to see. I do try and allow users to debate with one another, and I understand those debates will sometimes become “heated.”

                      I only hope that the debate can find a somewhat happy resolution. Even though…I do think, at times, the debate should end, both sides should just move on. If the conversation is going no where, or just becoming a flame war, then it’s time to move on imo.

                      Why did I type all of this out? I was hoping to give you a bit of insight I suppose. I just got a chance to read all the comments in this discussion. It seems to have found a somewhat happy resolution. At least, I certainly hope so.

                      If you feel like something is in need of mod attention. Feel free to make it known. (This goes for everyone posting comments.)

                      – Zero

                    • sherimae1324

                      thx Zero i knew you are always there…..watching ^_^

          • BigDix

            Yes, they constantly ask for those ports. They would probably rather have exclusive titles if they were asked, but that’s not the way game development and publishing works, now is it? Regardless, it’s got nothing to do with the fact that Gematsu is stuffed to the brim with Vita port-begging.

      • LordKaiser

        Portables are useless and a inconvenience to me. I think games should come to both systems from now on for different style of life.

        • sherimae1324

          in your dreams, that will only happen,

          i want to see more of your whining and port begging in the future ^_^

          • LordKaiser

            Got a problem with that? Why Vita fans can ask for PS3 ports on Vita but I can’t ask for Vita ports? It sounds selfish to me.

            • jujubee88

              Please stop using the straw-man, LordKaiser. Diction with straw-man logic just comes off as so weak.

              On the basis of respect for the other person your arguing with, don’t create a straw-man out of ‘VITA fans’, (It’s just a crappy way to try and say “I’m going to corrale everyone who has ever bought a VITA and posted online!”. And no just saying “I know everyone’s not like that” fixes the fact you’re using a fallacy, because this is the 2nd time you’ve used that to try and say everyone ‘VITA fan’ is like a port beggar or w/e you said.)

              Regardless of what you see on forums or here (on Gematsu’s disqus), VITA owners are just like the owners of [platform X] who like having fun with the platform, and maybe want an exclusive to say exclusive.

              The VITA is selling sub-par, the fact devices do sell when exclusive killer apps come is a good arguement to make against multiplats/ports and to bring against people wanting to take that away.

              Anyways, it’s all about respect. Happy debating! (^__^)b

              • BigDix

                Where’s the strawman? Who has need of one? Whenever someone is “port-begging” on Gematsu, there is a 80-90% chance that the port they’re begging for is a Vita one. That’s…totally true. I mean if you’re a regular visitor, you must realize that. I think you can see where someone’s coming from when they ask for the rare non-Vita port, only to have overzealous Vita fans jump down their throat. It’s a damn valid observation of hypocrisy at its best.

                I disagree with LordKaiser that Vita and other handhelds are useless. I’d like the Vita’s ecosystem to thrive and spill out good games. The difference is I don’t root for the system itself as if it were even worth anything without a game library. I honestly don’t get it when people whine about how the Vita is so unloved, asking when will more come for it, etc. etc. Both the Vita and Wii U have what many perceive to be anemic libraries, but I don’t bitch about it. The console will be what it’ll be. So have fun with your exclusives, but don’t be an asshole about it. Geez.

                • LordKaiser

                  Useless to me, I’m talking about me but you’re right about everything else.

            • sherimae1324

              thnk god you are doing your port begging here on gematsu and not on siliconera as ishaan will take care of you there ^_^

              dont you know that vita fans are always mocked and insulted for having to many ports! as if we asked those ports anyways, like ive said we would chose an exclusive or spin off over a port

              lets say there are vita owners that want ports, you know what is the reason… its because there is a few AAA games on the vita right now that even a port of an AAA game is enough to crave those hungry vita gamers out there, its better than nothing, you get the point right?
              as if we have a choice! so an exclusive game is a blessing even if its niche

              the ps3 and 3ds had survived this now, the vita and wii u is in a situation that cannot be to picky when it comes to games

              • LordKaiser

                How the hell I’m port begging? I just stated that it would be good if it was ported to PS4, I don’t know why the attacks? It’s my opinion so I don’t know why you’re attacking me. Also about the “portables are a inconvenience to me” It’s my own opinion and I’m talking about me and my own needs and not everyone else in case it’s not clear.

                On a side note: I hope you are not here to stir trouble.


    I’m going to need a pay rise in September…

  • PrinceHeir

    soo fucking good!

  • tmzwalker
  • InsaneChronos

    I love anything with “Chrono” in the name.

  • Spectacularity

    Looks like it’s first person, not a bad thing, but it definitely isn’t what I expected.

    • sherimae1324

      were still not sure about that….

      • Kurisu Makise

        Judging by the second set of scans it does seem that way. 2D as well but best to wait for confirmation. I feel like Demon Gaze and some others have the first person dungeon crawler side covered, versus a 3rd person perspective so I’m hoping that it may not be just personal preference.

        • KiQun

          I think the scan pretty much confirm it’s dungeon crawler style. I’m a fan of Gust, but definitely not into dungeon crawler game.

          • Kurisu Makise

            I understand your sentiments quite well, I’m the same way mostly but I’m not passing up Mind-0 so I figure an open mind, especially since I’ve fallen in love with Gust recently helps. Character design is cute too.

      • Spectacularity

        I think you may want to take a look at the scans again, I’m not saying that it IS just that it looked like it….

  • Warboss Aohd

    ‘No humans’ an’ yet so many o’ dese ‘non humans’ are gonna look like zoggin’ humies ain’t dey?

  • Bobby Jennings

    Make sure you fix that “devleoper” part xD

  • Elvick

    I really hope that Tecmo Koei just let’s NIS America localize it. Because I want a physical copy, and if TK even localizes I can’t imagine they would put it out at retail.

    And they didn’t do a limited retail release in Europe like a lot of other companies have been doing. So importing is impossible, in English that is.

    And the fact that TK can’t just rehash NISA’s localization work (like with Atelier Plus games) for releases makes me think they might not even localize it.

    I’m already loving the look of this, and Vita definitely needs more exclusive JRPGs like the PSP had plenty of.

    • Anime10121

      Edit saw scans in comments, sorry bout that.

      • Elvick

        Now I’m curious what you said originally. :P

        • Anime10121

          Thought you were saying the pic in the article header was the new game, but then saw the scans at the bottom

  • Hikaru Lighthalzen

    my money is always ready for gust’s new game

  • Karl Josef

    how about creating an action RPG? Gust?

  • Anime10121

    LOVING DEM character designs!!! Less excited if its a first person dungeon crawler tho.

  • Gilgamesh2025

    I don’t like female domination in video games … ¬ . ¬

    • LordKaiser


      • Gilgamesh2025

        What I mean is that I don’t like video games which have so many girls but only few boys or video games in which the boys play hardly a(n important) role in the whole story – in relation to the girls. I admit that I never played an Atelier game, but I saw many sceenshots and watched some videos of those titles and for me the series always seemed to be like that. However, maybe I’m wrong and my opinion isn’t applicable to the Atelier series or Gust in general.

        • Samik Sengupta

          All of the Atelier Iris games had a male in lead. So yeah, you’re mostly wrong.

          Understand though I’ve only played the Atelier Iris trilogy.

    • Himiko

      I do.

      • Gilgamesh2025

        Well, good for you.