Atelier ‘Dusk’ sub-series third entry announced
posted on 03.16.14 at 02:24 AM EDT by (@salromano)
New heroine voiced by Kotori Koiwai.

Gust announced the latest entry in its AtelierDusk‘ sub-series during its stage event at “Game no Dengeki Kanshasai 2014″ in Akihabara.

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“Project A16,” as it’s currently titled, is the third entry in the Dusk sub-series, and features character design from Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk and Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky character designer Hidari.

Kotori Koiwai will play the voice of the new heroine, pictured above. Her name has yet to be announced, but first details will be available in Dengeki PlayStation Vol. 563, due to hit newsstands on March 26 in Japan.

A platform was not announced.

Watch the debut teaser below.

Thanks, Dengeki Online.

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  • http://kougeru.tumblr.com/ Kougeru

    she’s cute

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Quite cute.

  • Audie Bakerson

    “Her name has yet to be announced”

    Beryl!

    • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

      Totori 2.0

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Yes

        • kurosan9712

          “Yes” is quite a cute name. I’d really like to see anyone naming someone that.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Really, well thank you. I will name my next Pokemon Yes.

  • https://twitter.com/GaleGlory89 KiQun

    Here is my take: JP’s release on June 2014 and US/EU on March 2015.

    • Anime10121

      Well if TecmoKoei plan on releasing all of Gust’s big games (which I hope is the case), I doubt we’ll see it that fast, as they’ve yet to do new Atelier Rarona, Ar Nosurge, or Atelier Ayesha +…

  • 9li8

    …Where the hell was this announcement on the stream?

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Another doormat?

    Also, there goes your hope of another male protagonist.

    • kurosan9712

      Thankfully. I hoped they won’t continue that male protag crap.

      • Luna Kazemaru

        oh wait nvm illogical go

    • Audie Bakerson

      You mean fear.

      Not that it helps, we didn’t learn about the male till the Dengeki PS release last time.

  • 9li8

    Okay, I just watched the short trailer. Definitely a PS3 game.

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    Wasn’t there supposed to be two games? I guess I misread it. Oh well. This is unsurprising.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Added trailer.

  • kurosan9712

    Hmm, looks good. It looks like a PS3 game, which can’t be bad, and it really looks like I’ll get another GOOD Atelier game(not Escha&Logy-like, I mean).

    Well, GUST, give me more details, and my pre-order on the limited edition is set if the details are good with me.

    • Luna Kazemaru

      and just how was escha and logy bad?

      • kurosan9712

        It wasn’t a traditional one. That’s enough for me.

        But if I have to explain it’s faults besides that:
        – Boring cast. Escha alone was fine. Others are plain, bland and boring.
        – Male protagonist, being included, is a total idiot. Gods, how much I hated him while I was playing with Escha, and I hated him three times more when I played with him(to get the platinum trophy, I wouldn’t play his part if not for that)
        – so-so story(Atelier games don’t focus on story that much, and that’s why the story MUST be better, so even without that focus it’d be interesting)
        – Awfully butchered friendship system. Gods, I hope the one that thought to make it like that is either dead, or will die soon.
        – Awful 6man battle system. 3 is enough to show you cool attacks, Gust, please don’t make things just to increase the HP numbers. Lower the attacking values instead.
        – So-so synthesis(they’ve used a great idea – fusing Atelier Ayesha and Atelier Meruru synthesis, but NO, they just had to do something wrong. And that something is 3 slots for traits instead of 5. Too easy)
        Edit:
        Totally forgot one point
        Awfully over-sweet True Ending. Gods, if you went for that drama with Flameu, why are you ending it in a vanilla-sweet way but without paying any attention to that drama? Gust, that was another thing I hated you for.

        • Luna Kazemaru

          I need to make a frame for this post

        • Pyrofrost

          Personally, I want Atelier games to be more like Iris.
          I can’t bring myself to buy or play an Atelier game again until they go back to that system.

          • kurosan9712

            Well, you’re not in luck for that, Iris is a black sheep of the series.
            Most games were like Rorona/Totori/Meruru(well, to be exact – Marie/Elie/Lilie, because those came first), and that’s the Atelier series I came to love.

            I am one of that bunch of people who hated Iris for what it was.

            Oh, but Mana Khemia was pretty decent despite Iris being crap. Still, I love A1-A5(Marie is A1, Viorate is A5) and games that are like them much more than even MK, yes

            • Pyrofrost

              Yeah, that’s pretty much what I would expect.

              The Iris Saga was my first experience with the series, and it was what I came to love personally.

              I respect your preferences though, so were good! ^_^

              I also understand the fact that some games or series just aren’t meant for me.
              For me personally, it includes current and classic Atelier, or games like Hyperdimension, or 99% of all SRPGs and TRPGs.

              I think we understand each other though, which is good.

              • kurosan9712

                Until people start insulting each other – they can always understand each other. When they start, however…

                • Pyrofrost

                  Pretty much, lol. :p

        • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

          Wow, this is like some copypasta from a few months ago. You haven’t gotten over E&L, really?

          Nobody gives a shit about your opinions. Cry more for a more traditional Atelier game, I guess.

          • kurosan9712

            Woah, your butt burns, I see.
            I know no one give anything about anyone’s opinions. Mine, yours, anyone’s.
            But my butt doesn’t burn about it.

  • Impressionnant

    Back to little girl master-race. Good.

    • 9li8

      What if a mainline Atelier installment panders to the fujoshi crowd someday?

      • Luna Kazemaru

        you would see the tears of the otaku and a few posters here

        • 9li8

          The reaction of a certain anime imageboard userbase when Kyoto Animation announced Free was a pure work of art.

      • Impressionnant

        No. Anyway, Shota > Bishies.

    • TheBlackRabbit

      but the female/male set up was by far he better set up, :L

  • http://ryuz4ki57inenglish.wordpress.com/ Thomas FROEHLICHER

    I like the resolve in her eyes. The atmosphere of the character seems really different from the others

  • PrinceHeir

    So no more Kishida Mel!?! :(

    Also where’s Mana Khemia 3 Gust!?!?! Want some RPG 2D please!!!

    • kurosan9712

      There won’t be.

      They might make a new series like MK one day, but MK itself won’t be continued, it’s a finished subseries(Atelier Project 9-10). If there’d be a plan to make a 3rd, it’d be Atelier Project 11, which is Atelier Rorona already.

    • Anime10121

      About Kishida Mel, he was never a designer of the Dusk subseries of Atelier games. I’m hopeful he’ll make a return as the next designer though, as even if I didnt care much for the actual Arland games, the characters he created were simply BREATHTAKING!

      I’d like a Mana Kemia sequel too, as I never got to play the originals, so a new one would be nice to see what all the fuss was about :P

    • MitsukiIX

      mana khemia ended a long time ago.

    • Dokuro

      He should return, I love his designs, these news designs are weird to me.

  • Ladius

    Both Ayesha and Escha & Logy were very good (albeit for different reasons, even if I still have to complete the latter), and I’m really interested to see what they will do with the setting and alchemy in this new entry. I’m in for a day one purchase as soon as TK localizes it.

  • https://twitter.com/ExeForce87 ͜ʖ ͡°

    it’s Dengeki PS vol 563 not 536… check dengeki page for it

  • Elvick

    The Gust always feels nice. :v

  • http://twitter.com/M_Demolish Demolish

    Wow she look beautiful with black+Brown Hair.

    Cant wait to see the other characters <3

  • りんごタルト@エスカのアトリエ

    Saw trailer. You can now turn the camera? Even the A15 announcement traier didn’t have that. Nice.
    I have a feeling now that this is a PS3 title. There goes my hopes of a PS4 Atelier game.

  • Alexander Aubert

    i hope it isn’t as bad as ayesha (haven’t played escha&logy yet)

    • TheBlackRabbit

      ayesha was good

  • Bobby Jennings

    I’ve been loving the dusk games as of late, so I’ll definitely pick up this one when it releases in either Japan or the US.

  • https://twitter.com/Stealth___ Stealth

    Looks PS3

    • https://twitter.com/HansKaosu HansKaosu

      Yup.. I agree. They would be silly to put it on PS4 anyways when everybody who buys this have the ps3.

  • Anime10121

    To the people complaining about it being on PS3 vs PS4… Why would they release the conclusion to an already niche series on an entirely new platform when they’ve barely seen how Japan will accept the PS4? Its nice to want JP PS4 games (I want them too), but common sense would have told you that this Atelier (the conclusion to the “Dusk” subseries) would not make the next gen jump. HOWEVER, next years title, I believe will come to PS4 (or handheld), as they’ll have quite a bit of time to see whether it’d be worth it to them…

    As for the teaser itself, the graphics look phenomenal for an Atelier game! And her running towards that monster while it attacked… could that be a sign this’ll be an action rpg vs. the more traditional turn based one? Game is looking REALLY good right now, however, the main character looks like she’s lacking the heart/soul put in the designs of the previous protags. I mean she looks cute, but she’s definitely no Ayesha,Escha, Logy, or Nio…

    • Samsara09

      Sir Anime10121,it is pointless to try to argument with those folks.They probably won’t listen.
      It still is on developing,so the graphics can get even better,that includes her design too.
      Maybe the monster attacking may be a kind of “preemptive strike” on his part.

      • Anime10121

        Well, the graphics already look f’n great for an Atelier game, so any improvement there is just a big plus (Atelier pun not intended/shot :P), but I think at this point in the game, her design is pretty much set in stone, as they’ve never changed the design of the heroine after her Dengeki event reveal. She’s still cute, no mistake, but she just feels like the most “lackluster” main since the series came to PS3…

        As for the monster attacking part, that could be the case as well, as the Atelier series has monsters on field, so that very may well be whats going on :P

        • Spectacularity

          I like her design except no hat and no bag T~T Whenever an alchemist doesn’t have those it drives me nuts.

  • gangrelion

    Hair movement looking good! But let’s see what they can do about KT/Gust’s worst enemy: mouth movement! not just lip-sync, as they probably have nightmares about anything related to facial expression…

  • MitsukiIX

    She’s cute, >platform yet to be announce come on gust we all know its ps3 like always and then 1/2 year later vita plus ver rofl.

  • Arcana Gear

    Well this protag looks cute, and if a male MC be revealed, i expect that they take a step further and now it really makes the story be different a la Mana Khemia 2, where the protags had different teams, different stories, objectives, etc
    And that now the male MC really have a focus on battle like it was marketed in Escha to Logy.

  • ivanchu77

    As beatiful as always, I love atelier :D

    I like the design of the new heroine, long black hair is always great to see :3

  • Spectacularity

    Looks great! I just hope they work on cut scenes, make it smooth, with better lip sync, more movement, and facial expression. it probably won’t happen though lol.

  • Nightcore34

    Damn, I haven’t even finished Ayesha yet.

    • Spectacularity

      I found Ayesha to be very easy and fast to finish, but best of luck.

      • Nightcore34

        I’m nearly finished I’ve made the transponder? thing and I now have to wait 10 days but I know I’m extremely underleveled I’m around lv 33

        • kurosan9712

          There is no underleveling in traditional Atelier games.
          Especially in Ayesha, where you have overpowered Assist Guard.

          You probably just don’t get how overpowered it is, and how much it allows you to do, provided you have made proper usable items(like healing ones/multi-turn ones).

          Just to explain how much overpowered the Assist Guard is, I’ll just make an example.
          You can beat Keithgrif in battle in first playthrough if you use it and bombs properly. Probably no one will even die.

          • Nightcore34

            Yeah that’s one of my problems I don’t have very powerful healing items, I just managed to scrape by the fortress fight but that was more due to good attack items not healing items.

            • kurosan9712

              Ehm…then like…make them?
              The game focuses on craft more than anything so just…spend time on it a bit.
              You can also spend some time making decent weapons, I think that it’s already possible possible(not sure, I’ve played it long ago, since I imported it right at japanese release), Well, saying “make weapons” is wrong for Ayesha, I mean grindstones, yes.

              • Nightcore34

                Well I make lots of healing items but they’re low level and with crap effects. I haven’t got recipes for higher levelled ones.

    • artemisthemp

      You ain’t alone my friend :)

      • Nightcore34

        Yay a comrade.

    • MrKappa

      You think that’s bad? I haven’t even finished the Arland series, heck I was in the middle of the first and had to stop.

      • https://twitter.com/HansKaosu HansKaosu

        You think that’s bad? I haven’t finished the Iris series yet.

      • Nightcore34

        I started the arland series at the end of the series lol, the first atelier game I played was meruru then it turns out it’s the last in the story.

  • Eclipse

    She’s adorable, but I still prefer the previous game’s designs.

  • TheBlackRabbit

    i finished atelier((totori/meruru/ayesha) currently on the E:L .

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

    Love the music and art direction