Atelier Meruru Set For Spring 2012

In partnership with Tecmo KOEI, Nippon Ichi Software will be launching Gust’s latest PlayStation 3 RPG in early 2012. Titled Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland, the game serves as a sequel to 2010’s Atelier Rorona, which was followed up in September by Atelier Totori, players now assuming the role of Princess Meruru as she pursues her talent in alchemy.

From what we’ve seen Meruru will retain most of the mechanics from past games in the Arland series including traditional turn-based combat, an open approach to player progression, and of course, item synthesis.

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In our review, Atelier Totori scored an impressive 7, hailed for it’s non-intensive design, broad alchemy system and focus on free-form quests. However, we did criticize the un-ambitious visual presentation as well as the flimsy narrative and initial pacing issues.

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2 Comments

  1. YES! Been waiting for this game! I totally loved Atelier Rorona and Atelier Totori. I can’t wait for this game

  2. Splendid news! Really enjoyed Totori despite the timer which admittedly got me once (to my great frustration). Have had a glimpse of some Meruru-gameplay, and it’s looking like they’ve stepped up their game graphically atleast, cannot wait. :)

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