New Atelier title out in Japan on June 27

PS3-exclusive Atelier Escha & Logy to run on Dynasty Warriors game engine and feature two protagonists.

Gust and Tecmo Koei announced in a recent issue of Japanese magazine Dengeki PlayStation that it will be releasing a new Atelier title in Japan this year, exclusively for the PS3.

Atelier Escha & Logy takes place after the events of Atelier Ayesha.

The new title is called Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky, and it will be out on June 27 in Japan. The RPG begins right where the previous game, Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, ended and stars two alchemists, the happy-go-lucky female Escha and the calm sword-wielding male Logy. Players can choose which character to start with; from there, the same story will play out from different perspectives depending on who they picked. The game also has multiple endings.

The game is using the LTGL engine that's commonly used in Tecmo Koei's Dynasty Warriors franchise. Battles in the game now feature a six-person party who can switch between front and back rows.

There is currently no news on an English version of the game. Atelier Ayesha was recently out in North America on March 5. For more information, check out GameSpot's coverage on the title.

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23 comments
BFKZ
BFKZ

:( <---- this is my sad face because its not coming on xbox...i need more rpgs

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

Atelier Musou? Count me in.


But in all seriousness, if the past few games are any indication then the battle system will be your standard turn-based fare. Granted, I haven't played Meruru or Ayesha, but the battles were definitely not a highlight of Rorona or Totori. Then again, these games are all about synthesizing recipes and collecting ingredients to that end.

Halloll
Halloll

made on dynasty warriors engine, this will be the easiest thing ever. all the enemys will just stand still and wacth you as you slaughter them. it will be like a turn based rpg where the monsters don't get a turn.

santinegrete
santinegrete

Are atelier games still turn based? I'll be cool with something dynamic like Eternal Sonata or Nino Kuni.

TheCyborgNinja
TheCyborgNinja

...why would they use the Warriors engine for an RPG?

Cappuccin0
Cappuccin0

Dynasty Warriors engine? Those games never looked too good, or performed too well. But I guess it should be a different thing with less characters on-screen.

BSEE10
BSEE10

Atelier Sieries is getting lagged way behind IMO.


JusXice
JusXice

the visual remind me of eternal sonata, but I will pass on this.  

WhiteStormy
WhiteStormy

*sigh*  This is why we don't have good JRPG's anymore.  Does Japan think that all RPG's need to be marketed to pre-pubescent girls?  Oh, wait. Never mind, it's their culture of middle-aged pedophiles and obsessions will tentacle rape monsters and vending machines that dispense girl's panties.

white_wind
white_wind

I love the visuals of these games (not the loli) but the battles are dull, can't they put more effort, sadly every JRPG this gen is missing something, while WRPG atleast cover the formula of an acceptable game.

radprofile
radprofile

@WhiteStormy Same can be said about American games, it's all about FPS, military stuff or the need to kill people will some gun or anything, murder, GTA game based stuff where you run around killing people with no reason, that's what people likes here, and they accept it, and think is pretty "normal" to see. 

TheDoomTurtle
TheDoomTurtle

@WhiteStormy Yeah, I don't really get how they think 13 year old girls (or boys, for that matter) would be any use in a battle.

Seriously, in just about EVERY JRPG I've ever played about half the characters are 15 or under.  Usually under.  (I'm looking at you, Eternal Sonata and Star Ocean 4 - worst perpetrators our there)  Even though I enjoy these games, IT MAKES NO SENSE.

da_chub
da_chub

@white_wind play any of these. Last story, xenoblade, fragile, pAndoras tower. These are just a few really great Jrpgs on wii. I haven't come across any except ni no kuni that I liked on my ps3

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

@TheDoomTurtle @WhiteStormy It's definitley a culture thing. For every Dark Souls and Lost Odyssey that comes out of the country, there are 10 "kindergarten quests" released as an alternative. Besides Shin Megami Tensei and the occasional surprise, I've all but given up on JRPGs.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@da_chub I personally thought Eternal Sonata was pretty good. Great visuals, nice soundtrack, and the battles were somewhat dynamic.

On a related note, is Folklore a WRPG or a JRPG? It surprised me at how well done it was, so I feel it merits an honorable mention at least.

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

@Yomigaeru @kiramasaki @DinoBuster @TheDoomTurtle @WhiteStormy Personally I'd take Japanese school girls over meat headed space marines any day, but I think thats because I grew up with different games than the typical "gamer" set. Still, I've played some RPGS over the years with amazing concepts from Japan that go in the opposite direction of the hyper kawaii approach. I think more JRPGs could meet me in the middle with the cute and the serious, like say Lunar, from back in the day, I'd be more inclined to check some of the more recent ones out. That's just me though, and I certainly have my exceptions. Mother 2 is easily one of my favorite JRPG's, though it's more bizarre and zany than kawaii, and you'd be hard pressed to find a bigger fan of the original Tales games than my self.

Yomigaeru
Yomigaeru

@kiramasaki @DinoBuster @TheDoomTurtle @WhiteStormy You have a point. It's very much a "pick your poison" type of deal. Would you prefer male 'badasses' in their late 20s to earlier 30s? Or would you rather take the role of a teenager and thier friends who have some kind of special power or mystic destiny? Those kinds of protagonists are a dime a dozen.

So what'll it be, mack? Do you like to go in with guns blazin' while making one-liners about your 24-inch pythons...or would you prefer to believe in the power of friendship/love/justice and hope the powers of your ancient race are enough to save a world that was doomed long before you were born?

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

@DinoBuster @TheDoomTurtle @WhiteStormy 

I dont get your comment its a cultural thing. On the flipside every protagonist in US based games 30-40 year old buffed up guy. Its about taste and culture. Quite frankly Id rater looking at the characters in the atlier  than the gonks of US games. Besides nobody is forcing you to play jrpgs just like nobody is forcing the Japanese to play FPS  games. 

andrescapo_
andrescapo_

@Yomigaeru @da_chub If you thought Eternal Sonata was good, then try Tales of Graces f or Tales of Xillia (will be released in english in a few months). Then you will know what good JRPG battles are.