NIS America have, in what seems to be standard practice for the publisher, released 70 new English screenshots of Gust's upcoming JRPG Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland.
Atelier Meruru is the third and latest Arland game in the Atelier series. Players will join the Princess of Arls in her alchemical apprenticeship and quest to improve her kingdom. Expect familiar faces to return! Heck, since Atelier Totori, Totooria Helmold has become a renowned adventurer and alchemist and acts as Meruru's teacher. You can read more on the story and characters through here.
There'll be plenty of item synthesis to go around, as well as a new "Development" aspect o help Meruru build up her kingdom. The Assist battle system returns, albeit slightly differently with what has been coined as the "Turn-Cost" system, a mechanic that adds even more strategy to the experience.