Koei Tecmo and Gust have announced when Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World will release on Nintendo Switch in the west.
This next game in the Atelier universe celebrates the series’ 20th Anniversary, and will see you play as Nelke von Lestamm – a young noblewoman who has always been fascinated by the ancient legend of the Sage of Granzweit. That tale surrounds the Granzweit Tree, which is said to bestow great power upon those who discover it.
As Nelke grew up and learned her skills were not in alchemy, she studied hard to become a government official so that she could help those around her.
But, as she is set to graduate from the academy, her life changes forever when she hears a rumour that the tree can be found within her father’s lands near the small village of Westwald.
Her father grants her permission to search for it on one condition – that she becomes governor of the area and develops Westwald into a prosperous city.
That will challenge you to build Westwald up from a quaint village to a flourishing city, requiring the aid of the many alchemists that settle in the town – which means that famous alchemists from previous entries in the Atelier series will appear, including those from the Salburg, Arland, Dusk, and Mysterious trilogies.
Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch across North America on March 26th and in Europe on March 29th.