The next entry in the Atelier series, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, finally has a release date. Fans will be able to get their hands on it as soon as March 26, 2019 rolls around. It’ll have most of what series fans have come to expect over the past twenty years, but it looks like the team behind it will be introducing some new features as well.
In Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, players take on the role of Nelke: a young noblewoman. She’s been tasked with building up the village of Westwald into a bustling city, and she’s going to need quite a few talented alchemists to make it happen. Nelke herself isn’t an alchemist. So rather than make items herself, she’s going to have to take the raw materials to the alchemists who specialize in crafting what she needs. Additionally, she’ll have to tackle town management quests and build relationships with Westwald’s residents. Doing this in addition to deepening the city’s cash reserves and researching new facilities is going to be the key to her success.
Atelier series, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch on March 26, 2019. Fans of the series can pick up a collector’s edition of the game featuring a cloth poster, artbook, standee of Nelke and a collectors box through NIS America’s online store. For those unfamiliar with the Atelier series, check out our review of Atelier Lydie & Suelle: Alchemists and the Mysterious Paintings for a better idea of what these games are all about.