The Atelier collection and its combination of potion-crafting and JRPG fight has solely not too long ago discovered success out west, however the collection started in 1997 with the discharge of Atelier Marie in Japan. Now that first game is being remade with new graphics and launched exterior of Japan for the primary time. It’ll arrive on Steam this summer season.
Here’s an announcement trailer from this previous week’s Japanese Nintendo Direct:
Those graphics are all new, which must be apparent given it does not appear to be a PSone game. It does appear to in any other case hew near the unique although, conserving its digital camera perspective and fight fashion reasonably than that of the fashionable iterations reminiscent of Atelier Ryza.
Despite Atelier Marie seemingly being launched in 1997, Koei Tecmo are nonetheless working a collection of Atelier twenty fifth anniversary occasions. The subsequent livestream is due on February twentieth at midday GMT and can function extra info on each the Atelier Marie Remake and Atelier Ryza 3. You can watch it here when the time comes.
Ed was delay by Atelier Ryza 2’s self-conscious cuteness however discovered himself drawn in by the limitless pursuit of higher crafting supplies. JRPG skilled Kat Bailey took a broader view when writing about what the rise of the Atelier collection stated about PC gaming.
There’s no Steam web page for the Atelier Marie Remake but, however there are a handful extra screenshots on its English language site. The trilogy-capping Atelier Ryza 3 is already stay on Steam, in the meantime.