It was confirmed that NIS America will team up with Tecmo Koei to release Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk in North America and Europe. According to NISA’s press release, they will be handling the localization in the states, while Tecmo Koei will be the game publisher.
A Quick Look in Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk
Originally developed by Gust; Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk is a Japanese role-playing game, which revolves around Ayesha Altugle’s story.
The game’s main character is an herbalist who runs a small workshop with her grandfather and little sister, Nio. Ayesha is left alone when her grandfather passes away, and her young sister goes missing while out gathering herbs.
One day, she sees an apparition of her sister by the latter’s supposed grave. Convinced that Nio is still alive, Ayesha sets off on a journey to find a way to save her sister. With overcoming sadness as one of the core themes of the game, its goal is to reunite Ayesha with Nio.
The game will feature some turn-based combat and plenty of alchemy, making it the best Atelier title available yet. Players will also see Ayesha grow as she walks through an ever-changing world and writes diary entries.
The game will take place in a new world separate from the Arland saga where the art of alchemy is out of style. Which means that Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be a standalone title.
Availability and What Lies Ahead for Atelier Ayesha
Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be available in North America on March 5, while it will land in European stores three days later. The game will be exclusive for PlayStation 3.
Fans of the Atelier Ayesha franchise will agree that Gust, NIS America, and Tecmo Koei deserve a pat on the back, as they all made sure that the game would make it across. It is also great to see that the game will be available in Europe and North America soon, as there’s definitely a growing fan base for these sorts of games.
Nothing more has been said about Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, although it is expected that more details will be revealed as its release day approaches. For now, you can head on to gaming website NeoSeeker for the game’s screenshots.