News Atelier Rorona Plus Heads West on PS3, Vita in June
posted on 2014-05-08 11:00 EDT by Egan Loo
Tecmo Koei confirmed on Thursday that it will release Atelier Rorona Plus: The Alchemist of Arland on PlayStation 3 and PS Vita in North America on June 24, and in Europe on June 20. The game, known as Shin Rorona no Atelier: Hajimari no Monogatari ~Arland no Renkinjutsushi~ in Japan, will be available at retail for PlayStation 3 and via the PlayStation Store for PS Vita.
Gust's 2013 remake of its 2009 RPG features improved graphics, as well as a new anime sequence. The remake also adds new events, extended time feature in battles, item cultivation, a time capsule, playable characters (including Rorona's apprentice and grand-apprentice Totori and Meruru, as well as the Arland knight Esty), and costumes.
Players can cultivate a garden outside their Atelier and place items in a time capsule sent from the future by Astrid, which will alter the items as it carries them through time and space. Since the remake's system is based on the one in the Atelier Meruru Plus port, it supports costume changes. Finally, it implements Cross-Save support and more trophies.
The Australian Classification Board had already listed the game on Monday. The game had also appeared on the Amazon France and Amazon Germany sites.