To celebrate its 20th anniversary, a live stream (now archived on YouTube) was held by Gust Corporation earlier today for its beloved JRPG series, Atelier. During this stream, 2 new additions for Atelier were announced:
- An Atelier mobile game–Atelier Online. It’ll have online support that’ll allow you to interact with friends, a strategy battle system, synthesizing, and character customization. It’ll be available for both iOS and Android. More will be revealed at the Tokyo Game Show in September.
- A new main entry for the series, Atelier Lydie & Soule: Alchemists of the Mysterious Painting. Featuring 2 protagonists, little is known about this game thusfar. We know that Yuugen and NOCO will be doing character designs again and the silhouettes of the protagonists.
Whether or not either of these games will be released outside of Japan is unknown. All of the main series Atelier games since 2005’s Atelier Iris have been officially localized to English, so it’s reasonable to guess that Atelier Lydie & Soule has a good chance at an official English translation. Very few of the Atelier side games have been released outside of Japan, however, so whether or not any other country will get to play Atelier Online is highly debatable.