Koei Tecmo today announced that the latest entry in GUST Studio’s cherished Atelier franchise, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland, will release on the 21st of May in North America, and on the 24th of May in Europe. Along with the release date, Koei Tecmo also released a new trailer, as well as new screenshots showcasing the cryptic Codex, dynamic cast of characters, and some of the beautiful environments Lulua will be able to explore.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland invites players to assume the role of Elmerulia “Lulua” Fryxel, a young aspiring alchemist training under former student turned mentor, Piana. Lulua studies diligently to fulfil her dream of becoming a great alchemist just like her mother, Rorolina Frixell; but during her training Lulua discovers a mysterious Codex, awakening an ancient power within her that enables Lulua to decrypt but a single page – with many more riddles for her to unravel. Players will be tasked with performing actions focused around the core Atelier series gameplay – Gathering, Battle, and Synthesis – to allow them to decipher more of the text, as well as learn exciting new types of alchemy.
Lulua sets off to Arland in the hopes that she can improve her powers and uncover the riddles of the Codex. When arriving, she learns that her mother’s atelier shop has been forced to close. Relying on the help of the Codex, Lulua works hard to save the shop before it’s too late. The first steps into her new adventure are filled with excitement, but little does Lulua know that Arland is home to many mysteries yet to be awoken.
On their journey, players will meet a compelling cast of companions, with some familiar faces joining the line-up, including: the most renowned alchemist and mother of Lulua, Rorolina Frixell; the ex-apprentice of Rorona and influential alchemist, Totooria Helmold; keen adventurer and private guardian of Totori, Mimi Houllier Von Schwarzlang; and former knight turned chief of the ‘Guardian Force’, Sterkenburg Cranach.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland will be available for PS4, PC and Nintendo Switch.