Today Koei Tecmo reached out with a press release to announce the western release dates of Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland.
The game will launch in North America on May 21 for PS4, Switch, and PC via Steam. European players will have to wait for May 24
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland is pretty special, considering that it’sn the direct sequel of the beloved Arland trilogy and the protagonist Lulua is Rorona’s daughter.
If you’re unfamiliar with the game, below you can read an official description directly from the press release.
“Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland invites players to assume the role of Elmerulia “Lulua” Fryxel, a young aspiring alchemist training under former student turned mentor, Piana. Lulua studies diligently to fulfill her dream of becoming a great alchemist just like her mother, Rorolina Frixell; but during her training Lulua discovers a mysterious Codex, awakening an ancient power within her that enables Lulua to decrypt but a single page – with many more riddles for her to unravel. Players will be tasked with performing actions focused around the core Atelier series gameplay – Gathering, Battle, and Synthesis – to allow them to decipher more of the text, as well as learn exciting new types of alchemy.
Lulua sets off to Arland in the hopes that she can improve her powers and uncover the riddles of the Codex. When arriving, she learns that her mother’s atelier shop has been forced to close. Relying on the help of the Codex, Lulua works hard to save the shop before it’s too late. The first steps into her new adventure are filled with excitement, but little does Lulua know that Arland is home to many mysteries yet to be awoken.
On their journey, players will meet a compelling cast of companions, with some familiar faces joining the line-up, including: the most renowned alchemist and mother of Lulua, Rorolina Frixell; the ex-apprentice of Rorona and influential alchemist, Totooria Helmold; keen adventurer and private guardian of Totori, Mimi Houllier Von Schwarzlang; and former knight turned chief of the ‘Guardian Force’, Sterkenburg Cranach.”
Alongside the announcement we also got a trailer and a batch of screenshots and artwork showcasing the main characters, which you can see below.
If you want to see more about the game, you can check out a recent gallery of screenshots, a previous batch of pictures, more images from a few weeks ago and the latest Japanese trailer. You can also read about the actors who will lend their voices to the main characters.