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Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland

Platform(s): PlayStation 3
Genre: RPG/Strategy
Publisher: Nippon Ichi Software (EU), NIS America (US)
Developer: Gust
Release Date: May 29, 2012 (US), May 2012 (EU)

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'Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland' (PS3) Slightly Delayed

by Rainier on May 16, 2012 @ 12:42 a.m. PDT

Atelier Meruru, featuring returning characters from Atelier Rorona and Atelier Totori, follows the story of spunky Princess Meruru, who finds herself entranced by alchemy and vows to become Totori Helmold's apprentice.

The tiny kingdom of Arls, located on the northeastern border of the Arland Republic, is where Princess Meruru calls home. Ever since she was exposed to alchemy by famed adventurer Totori Helmold, all she could think about was becoming an alchemist. With Totori’s guidance, Meruru sets out to develop her home kingdom of Arls using the power of alchemy. On her way, Meruru will encounter new adventures, obstacles, mysteries, and friends, and discover what life is like outside the castle walls. How you choose to guide her through the advancement of her land will determine the final outcome in the tale of Atelier Meruru.

Retail copies were initially slated to ship next week on May 22nd, but due to a delay in the manufacturing process, copies will ship a week later on May 29th in North America. The European shipping date has not changed.

Game Features

  • New “Development” system: develop new areas and facilities in Arls to gain access to even more lands to explore!
  • Developing new areas and facilities will change the appearance of the in-game world! How you develop the kingdom will alter the outcome of the story.
  • Classic turn-based battles feature a Time Card turn system, making the battles even more strategic!
  • Master item synthesis with the help of the ever-popular Homs!
  • Fan-favorite characters from previous Atelier games return with more stories and mysteries to uncover!

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