Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland Set For Release This In May This Year!on February 8, 2019 by Reuben Mount
The flood of games that is 2019 just keeps on coming, with Koei Tecmo revealing yesterday that Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland will release this year in only a few months, landing on May 24th in Europe and May 21st in North America for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam.
The latest entry in GUST Studio’s cherished Atelier franchise, Atelier Lulua continues the story of the fan-favourite Arland trilogy, set several years after the 2012 release of Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice 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.
Koei Tecmo have teased that more information for Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland will be revealed in the coming weeks, but what do you think so far? Will you be picking up this title and continuing your journey in Arland? Let us know in the comments, or on Twitter and Facebook, and check back for more coverage of this and other Japanese titles.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is due for release on May 24th in Europe for Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Steam. Interested in the series but never played it? Why not give it a try?