Atelier Annie Transmuting In North America?

By Spencer . June 23, 2009 . 8:30am

imageAtelier Rorona comes out in Japan in just a few days. In North America Gust fans have Mana Khemia 2: Fall of Alchemy and maybe Atelier Annie to look forward too.


Gamefly has a listing for the Nintendo DS alchemy RPG dating it for October 29 with Koei as the publisher. Koei handles distribution for some NIS America games like Cross Edge and we’ll take the release date as a possible fall 2009 release. Atelier Annie made its debut in Japan this past March.


Atelier Annie has a lot of voice acting for a Nintendo DS game. If NIS America is handling this game they won’t be able to squeeze two language tracks on the cart. Listen to what the game sounds like in Japanese and decide if the voices are OK.


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  • Speedstersonic

    Preferably I want Atelier Rorona more that this. But I will buy it in hopes that it will push them to bring over Atelier Rorona!

  • Pichi

    I wanted Lise, but I can see that it probably has too many bugs to bring over and Annie probably has more content. Looking forward to Rorona if they can bring it over.

  • I hope it’s true. I’d love a portable Atelier game! Sometimes I’d get frustrated with the PS2 ones because of all the ingredient grabbing. But if it’s portable, it’d be much easier to pick up and play in my free time.

    • CleruTesh

      Is Mana Khemia not an Atelier game? If not, it’s certainly close enough. Just sayin’ cause there is a portable version.

      • It’s not officially part of the whole Atelier series, but it does take place in the same world.

        I ended up going with the console version of that because it was cheaper and the loading times were much shorter.

        • Ereek

          I can’t say I’m amazing on Gust’s world, but I have played about 5 of the Atelier games. Isn’t MK given “Project Atelier 9?” I’m pretty sure it’s a main series game.

          • Is it? I’m not sure. I know that the story/focus is different in the Atelier series than it is in the Mana Khemia. I always thought of all the games taking place in the same world, but having different motivations and objectives. Are they the same series? I heard that Mana Khemia was always considered a spiritual successor to the Atelier line.

            I’ve only played the games that were released in North America.

          • Ereek

            From what I understand of the ones released in the US, Iris-1 is Atelier 6, Iris-2 is Atelier 7, Iris-3 is Atelier 8, Mana Khemia is Atelier 9, and Mana Khemia 2 is Atelier 10. Rorona is 11.

            Watch the opening movies, they all have the numbers in them.

          • I didn’t realize Mana Khemia had an A10 in the opening.

            I guess I was just thrown off by the different title and gameplay.

  • Volcynika

    I know they originally listed Mana Khemia 2 for something like late July, so the date is probably give or take a month :p

  • Ereek

    I do hope this is true, RPGamer has a review stating NISA’s interest in it (scroll to the last question):

    I’d rather them use English voices, as I find the Japanese voices a bit on the annoying side. Still, I don’t base my decisions to play a game based on language voices or lack of thereof.

    Here’s to hoping for Rorona or Lise, too!

    • Hraesvelgr

      I think the main thing NISA has going for them is their use of Japanese voices (even if I’m not a big fan of the voice work in their games – both English and Japanese)… I remember when people were threatening to boycott Phantom Brave Wii because it initially lacked that option.

      Of course, those people are just a vocal minority, but it’s not like their games are huge hits…

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