Atelier Marie Remake The Alchemist of Salburg Announced

Renowned Japanese publisher Koei Tecmo and developer GUST Studios have announced a return to the roots of Atelier with a remake of the original game in the series, Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg.

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Atelier Marie Remake The Alchemist of Salburg Announced
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Atelier Series Returns with the Remake of The Alchemist of Salburg

The western gaming audience might not be familiar with Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg, the first game in the popular jRPG series. The Atelier series is a franchise of role-playing video games developed by the Gust Corporation in 1997. Despite primarily targeting the Japanese market, many of the 24 main games have also been released in Europe and NA.

However, that wasn’t true for “The Alchemist of Salburg”. Not until now. Developer GUST Studios is officially working on a remake of the original game. And, for the first time, European gamers will have a chance to play the game. Koei Tecmo Europe is publishing the remake in Europe on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and Steam.

“In Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg, players are reintroduced to Marie. She is a struggling student at the Royal Academy of Magic, whose teacher gifts her an alchemy atelier for her upcoming graduation exam,” reads the official press release. “Marie’s ultimate goal is to create an item within five years that will satisfy her teacher. However, to do this, she’ll need to improve her alchemy skills. She’ll also need to gather materials and earn money for reference books and tools, as well as hire adventurers.”

The remake will bring a slew of new features and improvements. The highlight is all-new graphics, including new 3D character models, 3D stages, and 2D animations. In addition, players will discover “cute “chibi”-style character models when exploring the world”. Regarding gameplay, the developers promise “improved mini-game controls and gameplay”. Furthermore, there will be balance adjustments and “enhanced comfort and presentation of both synthesis and battles”.

If you can’t wait to finally experience the Atelier series origin story, you won’t have to wait long. Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg releases digitally on July 13th, 2023, on all platforms.

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