Today Koei Tecmo and Gust announced their DLC plans following the Japanese release of Atelier Lulua: the Scion of Arland.
This time around the game will get… three season passes. No. I am not joking. April 1 is already behind us.
The Lulua Pass will cost 2,300 yen plus taxes, while the Totori Pass and the Meruru Pass will cost 3,200 yen plus taxes. That’s 9,700 yen (which convert into roughly $87) plus taxes.
Each season pass will include different content and will be delivered in three phases, today (April 4), April 25, and Early Summer. All three are available for purchase starting today.
The Lulua Pass includes three costumes, the Gust Extra BGM Pack, and a high-difficulty map. The Totori Pack includes eight costumes and Totori as a playable character. The Meruru Pass also includes eight costumes and — you guessed it — Meruru as a playable character.
Incidentally, a big percentage of the costumes is made of swimsuits, and you can dress Lulua in Rorona’s outfit, which is a bonus.
All the content will also be available separately. Each costume will cost 350 yen plus taxes, the Gust Extra BGM Pack will cost 900 yen plus taxes, and each playable heroine will cost 1,000 yen plus taxes. The high-difficulty map will cost 900 ten plus taxes.
If you’re already frowning (and I know you are), the History of the Atelier Series BGM Pack and the Special BGM Pack “Atelier Online” will be free DLC.
While I couldn’t help being slightly sarcastic, the abundance of DLC and costume is pretty much par for the course in the Atelier series, and pretty much any Koei Tecmo product, so we pretty much knew what we were getting into.
Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland will launch in Japan on March 20 for PS4 and Nintendo Switch. The western release date is coming on May 21 in North America and May 24 in Europe. Western gamers will also be able to enjoy a PC version via Steam on top of PlayStation 4 and Switch.