Atelier Online Smartphone Game Launches on October 1
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
KOEI Tecmo announced during a livestream presentation at Tokyo Game Show on Saturday that the Atelier Online ~Bureseiru no Renkinjutsushi~ (Atelier Online: The Alchemist of Blasel) smartphone game from its Gust brand and NHN Play Art will launch in Japan on October 1. The game currently has more than 500,000 pre-registered users.
The game was originally slated to launch in winter 2017 but was delayed in December to 2018. The companies stated in December that the delay was so the developers can expand the game's features for a wider range of players, strengthen the infrastructure technology, and improve the overall quality of the game.
Gust originally revealed the game during its "Atelier Series 20th Anniversary Presentation" event in June 2017. NHN Play Art is planning, developing, and running the smartphone game for iOS and Android devices. The game will be free to play with optional in-game purchases available.
The game will allow multiple players to play cooperatively in combat and exploring the world, but a player can also play alone. As in other Atelier games, players will be able to wander the world and collect items and ingredients that they can then mix in alchemical recipes to create new items. Players are also able to change the costume, appearance, and equipment of their characters, as well as change and gain skills.