10 minutes of New Atelier Rorona gameplay
posted on 11.26.13 at 11:41 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Atelier Rorona remake now available in Japan.

4Gamer.net has published a 10 minute gameplay video of New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland.

The game, launched last Thursday in Japan, is a remake of the original Atelier Rorona for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. It offers updated character models and environment graphics, a battle system basd on that of Atelier Meruru Plus, new playable characters, additional costumes, a garden, and more.

Watch the footage below. View some new screenshots at the gallery.

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  • http://youtube.com/miyabigaming 武神水樹

    I like this

  • Budgiecat

    I don’t understand the purpose. Why not just focus on making a new game. A remake within the same gen just seems weird…and before some Vita fanboy yells ‘its for Vita’, the last thing Vita needs is ports. Thats what happened all the time early on in the PSP’s cycle…

    • Alkhan

      Because it’s way cheaper to make a remaster than a new game and people who want it will buy. It’s that simple.

      • Budgiecat

        Well in that case why even bother making new games lets just remaster all PS1, PS2 games

        Someone tell Rockstar to remaster GTA IV and make some slight changes to Nico. Hell lets do it for GTA V too.

        • Sevyne

          Man you are really making a mountain out of a molehill here. Relax.

        • kurosan9712

          I’d be quite happy if they remastered Atelier Lilie, Atelier Judie and Atelier Viorate, btw.
          They did remaster Marie/Elie for PS2(both games used Elie engine and better sprites/backgrounds, however retained original voice acting) and that was pretty good.
          First of all, older games are much better than new ones in terms of general quality, so it’s not too shabby of an idea. I like old Atelier games much more than Escha&Logy for example.
          And by the way, I’m loving the hell out of Shin Rorona right now, and not regretting spending money to get both Vita and PS3 version(since my Vita and PS3 are on different accounts for one reason or other, I’m planning to platinum it twice).

          • Budgiecat

            Youre just a looney bird

    • Elvick

      Because the first one’s quality is far lower and they want to make it up to snuff. And since they already ported Meruru and Totori, it’s a no brainer.

      They can fix this one up, re-release it on PS3 so people on there get a better game if they want into the series and bring it to Vita all in one sweep.

      That’s the purpose. You can dismiss it as “fanboy yelling”, but that’s just the fact of the matter.

      Accept it or don’t. It’s happening.

    • Spectacularity

      Meh… It works for me. It’s a good opportunity to give this game another shot. After playing the later games in the series, I just couldn’t play Rorona.

    • Gariya

      Because they’re matching the visual, graphics, and some gameplay elements with the newer Atelier games.

  • artemisthemp

    I am so happy that, they keep the original soundtrack

  • Rogerrmark

    I need this remake in my life.

  • notcarolkaye

    I’d forgotten how great that workshop music is. If this doesn’t come out in America, I’m learning Japanese.

  • PrinceHeir