Atelier Meruru coming to America in May.

#1 Edited by Icemael (6798 posts) - 

NIS America shortened the gap between the Western and Japanese releases for the Atelier series. Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland will be available in May, less than a year after the game’s debut in Japan.

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This might be the first Atelier game I buy. The videos I've seen make the battles seem much more exciting than in previous games, if only on an aesthetic level.
#2 Posted by BabyChooChoo (5409 posts) -

wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Huge fan of the series, NIS, and jrpgs in general so color me excited because I just lost another $60 this year.

#3 Posted by Contrarian (1206 posts) -

Still only have the first of the PS3 games, but any time they translate a JRPG it can only be a good thing.

My dream is that they include English subtitles from scratch in all Japanese games so we can just import what we like. I don't need English voices and the masses can just wait for the fully translated version.

#4 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

I think I am just going to start with this game. I have no problem no playing previous games in a series.

#5 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (7030 posts) -

That's good news. I have one of those games somewhere around here for the PS2, but I've never gotten into it. I'm still working on Disgaea 4, but another NIS game isn't a bad thing.

#6 Posted by valahuir (10 posts) -

@Neonie: They don't follow directly anyway, I doubt you'll miss anything detrimental to the plot having missed the prior instalment, Totori after all only had a few nods at Rorona (for example the charicter Rorona made a comback and talks to another returning charicter Sterk about when she started her workshop)

As such I don't see them doing a U-turn and maiking the plot inaccessable to new players. I'm fairly sure they learned from Ar tonilico 2 (also made by the same developers) where if you hadn't played one a lot of the vocabulary ment little.

But being a fan of the series I've already got mine ordered from Nisa themselves, even though that means importing it to Jolly ol' Blighty.

... Yes I'm impatent shush.

#7 Posted by Neonie (438 posts) -

@valahuir: Thanks, though I should mention I actually picked up and enjoyed both Rorona and Totori, so I know I'll enjoy this one too :D

#8 Posted by Bocam (4043 posts) -

I can't wait to be the little girl again

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