Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists Game Delayed in Japan to January 31

posted on by Jennifer Sherman

The official website for Koei Tecmo's Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Nelke to Densetsu no Renkinjutsushi-tachi: Arata na Daichi no Atelier) game announced on Wednesday that the release has been delayed in Japan to January 31 to improve the game's quality. The game was originally slated to launch physically and digitally for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch in Japan on December 13.

The game will launch for PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam in the West in early 2019. The Western release was previously slated for this winter. The game will have both physical and digital releases for PS4 and Switch.

Koei Tecmo describes the game:

Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World puts players in the shoes of Nelke von Lestamm, a young noblewoman who has always been fascinated by the ancient legend of the Sage of Granzweit; a tale of the Granzweit Tree which is said to bestow great power upon those whom discover it. As she grew up and learned her skills were not in alchemy, she studied hard to become a government official and help those around her. The day Nelke is set to graduate the academy, however, her life changes forever as she hears a rumour that the tree can be found within her father's lands near the small village of Westwald. Her father grants her permission to search for it on one condition – that she becomes governor of the area and develops Westwald into a prosperous city.

NOCO, the character designer from Atelier Sophie and Atelier Firis, returns as the character designer for the game. Mitsuki Nakae performs the game's theme song "Alchemia."

Source: Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists game's website via Hachima Kikō

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