The alchemist workshop continues on experimenting as a number of details regarding the next Atelier game have come to light. Set for a March 5, 2013 launch here in North America (and three days later in Europe), Atelier Ayesha: The Alchemist of Dusk will be another addition into the long running Atelier series. NIS America has also confirmed the recent rumor that Tecmo Koei will be handling the publishing in the West to be true, but they’re not sitting idly back and doing nothing as they’ll be handling the localization.
This is a step in a strange direction considering NIS America is a company that runs their business mainly on niche titles. I have to say though, March 5 isn’t exactly the best time to release a game. I’m sure it’s a case where all its fans will buy it regardless, but I can think of at least five big budget titles coming out that day. Regardless, Atelier fans rejoice as both NIS America and Tecmo Koei are ensuring that you get to play the next game in English.