on August 23, 2016 by Oscar TK
Not only are Gust continuing to work on Atelier while also making a Nights of Azure sequel, Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation have also revealed a brand new title from the team, Blue Reflection, for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Things seem to be going well for Gust!
Don’t be fooled! The stunning artwork above is not 2D. I repeat, it is not 2D! This is all that has been revealed of the game so far besides the logo, but we’re already hooked on that gorgeous visual style. The designer is Mel Kishida, already known for his work with Gust on some previous Atelier titles.
Kishida has done some great work in the past, so hopefully Blue Reflection will be a good piece of work to really see what he can do. In general Gust’s games always look fantastic, especially in their current gen releases. With the Atelier series it just goes to show that games don’t have to go for realistic graphics to take advantage of current generation hardware and look great. They set the bar pretty high when it comes to current gen anime styled visual for sure.
As of yet there are no more details or information, but this is an encouraging start. The character in the artwork looks fairly normal, and it would be nice to see Gust step away from their more fantastical settings to try something more real world. Or maybe she rides a dragon or something, I don’t know.
More information should be revealed when the full issues of Famitsu and Dengeki PlayStation go out. The news of this brand new IP comes alongside news of a sequel to Nights of Azure, which we reviewed a while back. It’s really great to see Gust getting some much deserved success.
Blue Reflection will release on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita at some point probably.