- Oct 25, 2017
Hm, I dunno. With PS4, PC, and Switch in the mix I feel like there’s a good chance we’ll see a Dusk trilogy.
Good to know!Just got my copy of the Atelier 20th Anniversary Visual Collection (which was a random Amazon Japan purchase--I didn't even know it existed until three days ago), and it's immense. I was originally worried that it might just be an artbook for the Nelke game, but it is in fact a comprehensive look at all the major Atelier games from Marie to Nelke. There's even a section for the DS games and the offshoots like Atelier Quest Board and Atelier Elkrone. Each game gets studies for all the main characters, and what looks like every illustrated still scene from the game itself. Some games and series get a little extra, like promo material made for the game or a short interview (Marie/Elie/Lilie gets one of the latter, for example). At the very back there appears to be a character dictionary with basic stats and info for all the major characters.
It's too bad this will likely never be localized and brought to the West, because it would be really neat to read the interviews. Very happy with the book nevertheless!
I chose specific games for the photos (Rorona for the first two, Mana Khemia for #3) but every game gets pretty much the same treatment: a page about the game with a release history, key art of the protagonist and character portraits for everyone else, and then every event illustration taken from the game (or if not every, then damned near close to it). The fourth image is an interview with Hidari, I think (character designer for the Dusk series), and the last image is part of the character dictionary. Characters that show up in multiple games appear to get an entry for each game (you can see four for Escha and two for Esty on the right page, for example).
Orphanage? So Lulua is an orphan then?
Confirmed working, thanks for the link :DI can't try it myself but apparently the demo code on Switch is always the same.
Thanks for the heads up!I can't try it myself but apparently the demo code on Switch is always the same.
No real time limits outside of rumors/subquest from what I remember (unlike the Arland trilogy).
Sounds good. Is prior knowledge of the other games important for this one?
I don't really know anyone who played it other than Strings from the announcement thread. They didn't like it, but I'm not sure if they were expecting a full fledged Atelier game.