On Wednesday, Square-Enix broadcast a livestream for their upcoming title Dragon Quest Builders 2. During the broadcast (which you can view fully below) they announced that KOEI Tecmo was working with them on improving the ‘action segments’ of the game.
For those who don’t know, Dragon Quest Builders series is a mix of RPG and Mincraft-style crafting/building.
This isn’t the first time KOEI Tecmo has worked alongside Square-Enix, with their most recent partnership being Dissidia: Final Fantasy NT. They have also worked on the Dragon Quest Heroes titles.
What have KOEI Tecmo actually been doing within this game however? It looks like they have been working on the actual combat mechanics within the game, which the first game fell short with. Making the game much more fluid in this department. Along with all this news Square-Enix announced that the game will be releasing December 20th 2018 in Japan, while a 2019 release scheduled for the West.
Dragon Quest Builders 2 will be releasing for Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
What are your thoughts on KOEI Tecmo being involved with this games development? Would you like to see KT do more similar partnerships? Let us know in those comments!
It’s been a hot minute since we did a Poll asking you conqueror’s out there your opinion, so here we go (This is totally not a filler between news and articles we have planned…). What is your favourite upcoming KOEI Tecmo game? Which one are you looking forward to most or just can’t wait to play? Vote in the Poll now!
We have been treated to a lot of Gust’s famed Atelier Series JRPGs over the years, and now KOEI Tecmo have confirmed (well earlier in the month, sue us) that the first three HD games will be making their way to both the Playstation 4 and Nintendo Switch this September – however only in Japan currently.
This means that New Atelier Rorona, Atelier Totori Plus and Atelier Meruru Plus will be complete on current gen systems (the ones Japan care about anyway), with being able to purchase the games separately or in a single trilogy bundle. The games will include all their “New” and “Plus” content respectively and all prior DLC released will be in as well at no extra cost.
But what does this mean for us Westerners? Going by how successful the Atelier Series is over here, it will likely see the light of day sometime in the new year, especially as we’ve received two Atelier games this year alone (the second arriving this Winter).
You can check out the Japanese trailer below for the trilogy set.
What are your thoughts on these titles coming to Nintendo Switch and PS4? Do you want to see the Dusk trilogy make their way also? Or even get the first two Mysterious titles on Switch? Let us know in those comments!
Yesterday KOEI Tecmo announced that Gust’s newest Atelier JRPG; Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists ~Ateliers of the New World~ will be coming West sometime this Winter 2018. The game will be releasing for the Playstation 4, Nintendo Switch and PC via Steam.
You can find the press release attached below about the game and we will have a game page set up for the title very soon! So stay tuned for more content from us!
KOEI TECMO Europe revealed today that GUST Studio’s latest title, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World, will be released throughout the west this Winter. Slated for physical release on the PlayStation®4 Computer Entertainment System and Nintendo Switch™, and digitally on Windows PC via Steam®, this new title set in the Atelier universe celebrates the series’ 20th Anniversary; allowing players to experience the beloved series’ characters with an exciting new town building focus.
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World puts players in the shoes of Nelke von Lestamm, a young noblewoman who has always been fascinated by the ancient legend of the Sage of Granzweit; a tale of the Granzweit Tree which is said to bestow great power upon those who discover it. As she grew up and learned her skills were not in alchemy, she studied hard to become a government official and help those around her. The day Nelke is set to graduate the academy, however, her life changes forever as she hears a rumour that the tree can be found within her father’s lands near the small village of Westwald. Her father grants her permission to search for it on one condition – that she becomes governor of the area and develops Westwald into a prosperous city.
As players work hard to build Westwald up from a quaint village to a flourishing city, they will require the aid of the many alchemists that settle in the town. Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World features famous alchemists from previous entries across the Atelier series, including those from the Salburg, Arland, Dusk, and Mysterious trilogies!
What are your thoughts on this Special Atelier title? Are you happy to see many of fan favourite characters appearing in the game? Let us know in the comments!
The next instalment to Gust’s Atelier JRPG series is something of quite a delight. Now with the Mysterious trilogy arc over with, Gust intend to take it’s next official title into a slightly different direction.
Named Nercke & the Legendary Alchemists: Atelier of a New Land (that’s a mouthful!), you’ll play as the titular character Nercke, whom isn’t an alchemist like all prior protagonists. Instead this game will feature an “All-star” line-up of characters from numerous previous Atelier titles. The game will also be foregoing it’s usual Alchemy based JRPG shennanigans and including a brand new Town Building sim mechanic.
More information on the title will be shown at the Atelier Special Broadcast hosting on July 10th. The game will be releasing for Playstation 4, Playstation Vita and Nintendo Switch this year in Japan. No news on any form of Western localisation however we bet this will be one for 2019.
What do you think of this game? Would you like to see it make it’s way westward? Let us know in the comments!