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If you cleared Tales of Xillia 2 months ago and need another JRPG grind to tide you over until Persona 5, consider what you may have missed in years past – NIS America has announced plans to release The Arland Atelier Trilogy in Europe on March 6, 2015, with the trilogy bundling a compilatio...

January 10th 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Come October 1, Atelier Rorona: Alchemist of Arland developer Gust Co. will officially merge with parent company Koei Tecmo. Though far from a household name in the West, Gust has developed a loyal niche following by offering classically-styled roleplaying games that blatantly pander to time-honor...

July 29th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Atelier Ayesha Plus is on its way to Vita, due out on March 27 in Japan for 5,800 yen. Plus will include the downloadable content from the PS3 version of Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk, plus a hard mode and balance tweaks, Gematsu reports. A limited edition will come with a mini crystal pape...

December 26th 2013 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland, part three of Gust's Atelier trilogy, is currently being localized for western audiences and prepped for launch by NIS in North America and Europe this May. NIS also published the first and second entries in the series, Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of A...

January 14th 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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In a move that we're almost certain won't add a third name to its post-merger designation, Tecmo Koei is acquiring Gust Corporation, developer of the Atelier and Ar Tonelico RPG series. Tecmo is purchasing all 495 shares of the developer for ¥22 billion ($28.3 million). We're surprised at tha...

December 7th 2011 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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As you know, our primary goal here at Joystiq is to provide you with a thorough, clear, and contextualized picture of video game news. It's with that in mind that we asked NIS America to explain the ... somewhat bizarre name of its forthcoming RPG, Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel. We've been r...

February 15th 2011 at 2:28pm 0 Comments
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The third (and supposedly final) Ar Tonelico game, Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel, will arrive on PS3 in March. The ESRB's content description for Gust's RPG gives us a bit of a preview of what to expect: shame, mostly. "Some power moves cause female characters' clothes to vanish in layers," th...

January 17th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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We thought Idea Factory's bizarre strategy RPG Hyper Dimension Neptune was too, well, bizarre to localize, given that it's about game consoles (in the form of girls) fighting against the scourge of piracy. We should have remembered that NIS America is on call to localize weird strategy games that pr...

October 28th 2010 at 8:02pm 0 Comments
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The many new Atelier Rorona screenshots in our gallery seem to encapsulate the whole of the experience: battling in the field, creating new items and materials in your alchemy shop, and being somewhat embarrassed repeatedly in conversations.%Gallery-98323%

July 28th 2010 at 3:00am 0 Comments