Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World will launch physically and digitally for PlayStation 4 and Switch, and for PC via Steam on March 26, 2019 in North America and March 29 in Europe, publisher Koei Tecmo announced.
In Japan, the town building RPG will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PS Vita on January 31, 2019.
A Collector’s Edition will be sold exclusively through NIS America’s online store (North America, Europe), which includes hardcover art book, the game’s official soundtrack, a deluxe cloth poster, and an acrylic standee featuring the main character Nelke, all packaged in a collector’s box featuring artwork of the alchemists that appear in the game.
Here are the latest details on the game, via Koei Tecmo:
In Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World players assume the role of young noblewoman, Nelke von Lestamm; tasked with building up the quaint village of Westwald into a prosperous city. For her to develop buildings and extend the size of Westwald, she will need to earn money from the businesses she runs or sell synthesized items for cash.
Exploring the areas outside of Westwald with alchemists allows Nelke to collect raw materials perfect for synthesis. Though she is inexperienced in the art of alchemy, she’ll have to entrust one of the many alchemists in town to synthesize the resources into sellable goods. Each alchemist has their own specialties which allow them to offer improved item creation – players will have to carefully decide what would be the most effective alchemist for which items.
A Weekly Report is prepared at the end of each week which shows the current town population, the amount of income made, number of properties, and the number of synthesized items. Using this report, players can decide how they will spend their time in Westwald, perhaps they will tackle quests and town development during the weekday and develop relationships with residents on the weekend. As Nelke spends time with people in Westwald she’ll deepen her bonds with them leading to not only exciting events between characters, but new town facilities and alchemist skills which aid in both synthesis and battle!
Watch a new set of gameplay videos below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.