Atelier Rorona Plus rated in Australia
posted on 05.05.14 at 08:32 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Western localization all but confirmed.

New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland

After appearing on both Amazon France and Amazon Germany, the Australian Classification Board has rated Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland in Australia with an R 18+ classification.

Tecmo Koei has still yet to officially announce Atelier Rorona Plus, known as New Atelier Rorona in Japan, for a western release. Last week, the Australian Classification Board also leaked the western release of Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate.

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  • Manny Being Manny

    So… Rorona Plus adds sex scenes?

    • Budgiecat
    • Grunwald

      New Game + is an eroge starring Sterk.

    • Gorbie Teoi

      Not even close.

      The image below shows the conversation that got it rated R18.

      Typical lighthearted anime girl on girl teasing is molestation to Australia.

      Some of the board even wanted to outright ban the game.

      • Shippoyasha

        These demagogues creep me out far more than any game ever did.

      • $61526767

        After reading this.. i can’t help but get curious. Somehow its making me laugh. I don’t know why…

      • Vayne

        they don’t understand about japan.

      • Santashi

        I had a feeling it would be Tiffani, somehow…

      • TwinBuns

        Surely that’s a spoiler? Totori has been written into the “first” game’s story now.

  • Arcana Gear

    Maybe its the yuri overtones?
    Cant imagine anything that makes it be rated in the same category as 18+ games.

    • Budgiecat


      It’s really just a case of Australia being ultra conservative…

      • Arcana Gear

        well i think the entire west is very conservative about homo relationships, an mediocre romance film: teens rating, mediocre homo romance film: +18 or Mature.

    • Duo Maxwell

      Sound like you haven’t heard about the previous Atelier rating in Australia.

      Little girl in short skirt = R18+.

  • AlphaSixNine

    lol wat? XD

  • Anoia

    Confirmed more violent than Metal Gear Rising.

  • AlphaSixNine

    I notice it says Multi platform. Vita/PS3 release confirmed?

    • Natsu Dragneel

      Likely, I just hope it gets a Physical release in NA 6gb out of my 32 eaten by Totori and Meruru lol

  • Wolf Star

    18+ huh? Then it must have more blood. :3

    • Duo Maxwell

      Whacking Puny with a staff is a horrible thing to do.

    • NegativeZero

      “References to Sexual Violence” apparently.

  • Jesse

    Their rating board is being silly again, it seems. =P

  • Audie Bakerson

    As though we needed more proof a government body controlling what games can and can’t be released is a stupid idea…

    Are the Amazon listings for digital download codes, or for physical releases?

  • DesmaX

    inb4 stealth release

    • AlphaSixNine

      It’s sad we need to worry about this. TK seriously needs to improve.

      • Kurisu Makise

        There hasn’t been a stealth release since Totori, come on guys ><!

        • AlphaSixNine

          Whose to say they won’t do it again. They need to be reminded to never do it again.

          • Kurisu Makise

            Alright, I can get the reminder thing, just direct it to Tecmo Koei’s twitter or facebook though xD

        • Elvick

          Every enhanced port has been a stealth release.

          You can’t compare the new games with the ports.

          Luckily this is on PS3, so maybe… they’ll actually do something for it. hahahahaha jokes

          • Kurisu Makise

            Every enhanced port? Meruru had a proper E3 trailer and announcement, Plus a PS blog post when it came out, come on Elvick.

  • Lisandra_brave

    Officially more violent than Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance by AU standards.

    • PrinceHeir


      Still why the 18+? XD

      Btw avatar is Cure Peace!!!!!!

  • Impressionnant

    High Impact Sexual Violence.

  • Kurisu Makise

    BASED OZ rating board, though I have a feeling this is either a may announcement or an E3 soft announcement via trailer like Meruru+ In that sense, I’m kinda sad it leaked out but since I was expecting it, guess it’s fine.

  • artemisthemp

    Now I just wait for a release date announcement

  • Raiu

    So when I compare Rorona Plus to this:

    I laughed harder than I should be…