Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists Game Heads West on PS4, Switch, PC
posted on by Karen Ressler
Koei Tecmo America announced on Friday that it will release Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World (Nelke to Densetsu no Renkinjutsushi-tachi: Arata na Daichi no Atelier) in the West this winter. It will be available physically on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, and digitally on PC via Steam. Koei Tecmo Europe also announced that it will release the title.
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.
In Japan, the game will be available physically and digitally on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch this year.
NOCO, the character designer from Atelier Sophie and Atelier Firis, will return as the character designer for the game.
The latest game in the franchise, Gust's Atelier Lydie & Suelle: The Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings (Lydie to Suelle no Atelier ~Fushigi no Kaiga no Renkinjutsushi~), shipped in Japan for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch on December 21. Koei Tecmo Games released the game on the PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC via Steam in North America on March 27 and in Europe on March 30.
Gust is also releasing PS4 and Switch ports for the Arland trilogy games — Atelier Rorona, Atelier Totori, and Atelier Meruru — in Japan on September 20.
Source: Press release