Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist Of Arland 3’s Dazzling First Screenshots

By Spencer . March 24, 2011 . 12:06pm

Gust’s next Atelier game picks up where Atelier Totori left off. Now 19, Totori has an apprentice, Meruru who is the star of Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3.


The sequel has a brand new land cultivating system. A mountain of rubble seen In the beginning of the game can become a fortress later on.


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In addition to Totori and Meruru, Rorona is in the game. While she should be older, Totori’s teacher is now a little girl. She’s still a brilliant alchemist and will be a playable character during battles.


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Gust has Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3 scheduled for June 23 in Japan. The game will be available alone and as part of a 10,290 yen ($127) limited edition. This package includes the PlayStation 3 game, crystal paperweight, drama CD, and Meruru nendoroid.


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  • Fonic

    Looks great. Hopefully both this and Totori get localized at some point.

  • HarryHodd

    This looks so good. They’ve come a long way since Rorona.

  • Reitsumi

    Looks great. I hope that NISA localize it

  • malek86

    As per typical RPG responsibileness, the 9 years old is cruelly dragged into fighting man-eating monsters.

    Totori is also looking a lot more stylish here.

    • Ereek

      She looks more stylish, the blue is nice, but she still looks 3-4 years younger than she is.

      Oh, Gust.

      • Gust: >8D

        Now GUST’s character in Neptunia has more meaning than ever uh?

  • irzbos

    yep…Totori aged well

  • Barrit

    Still no explanation why Rorona is younger? Maybe in the land of Arland, when you get too old, you revert back to a child lol. Or, Rorona screwed up on a potion that made her younger, so now they all need to cure her? I don’t think that is the case either though, you could make a fortune off that stuff.

    The screens look really nice though. By the way, what is a drama CD? Is this just a bunch of skits or something?

    • malek86

      Essentially, yes. Sometimes it will also contain character songs or narration.

    • I don’t really want an explanation until I play the game.

    • A drama CD is essentially side stories – Atelier Marie (for example) has at least four drama CDs, which basically are stories which happen (and are considered canon in most cases) in the world.

      The Marie ones for example are hilarious – having her shout “Get back here!” to a bunch of punis who decide to split back into the forest once they run across her never ceases to amuse me.

      For most part, the bets would be placed on Rorona screwing something up – in fact, it’s the only reason it’d happen, and of course, odds are, she did it trying to find Astrid.

      As well, you have to keep in mind that for all intents and purposes, Rorona really IS a child – she speaks purely (apart from ‘pie’ anyway, and that’s done in katakana) in hiragana. This is an important note – you don’t see complex characters, which in a way distinctly defines Rorona’s age.

  • looks amazing! come NISA announce Toroti already! :P
    also im so loving Ar Tonelico Qoga! a must buy!

  • The skirts are becoming shorter with every new entry… not that i care mind you xD.

    Anyhow jokes aside, it looks great, im still waiting for atelier rorona to reach my house, but i loved atelier annie, so im sure i will like this one

  • Dammit i still yet to purchase Rorona ;_;

  • Oh man I wanted my sexy adult mom Rorona…looks really nice though, maybe I’ll end up importing this, but in that case I have to import Totori too…hmmhmm decision over decision. >_<

  • Why they pass one Totori for Neptunia I will never know…looks gorgeous BTW. Though NOBODY looks their age.

    • raymk

      they didn’t were getting totori for sure,neptunia came out in japan first so that’s why were got it first in the U.S as well.

      • Uhhmm not exactly. Totori released on the 24th June ’10 in Japan,while neptunia on the 19th August and Neptunia got to the US faster than Totori.

    • They didn’t pass on it. All signs are certainly pointing to it coming. Whenever Nick’s asked about it on here, he just kinda says, “What time is it” or “Be patient.” That usually means they just can’t officially announce it yet.

  • Sal

    Official site open!

    The music is addicting

  • Oh my, I absolutely love Totori’s new design! Simply stunning. Kishida Mel is truely a master~

    And it looks like I’ll actually be able to have my dream team of Meruru, Totori, and Rorona~ Though its funny how the strongest and most experienced of them is the smallest xD

    Now I must have this game! But of course, only after I play Totori, which I just know NISA is bringing over. I beleive in the me who beleives in NISA!

  • BadenBadenPrinny

    Mmmmmmmm, Crystal *drools*

  • IceRomancer

    Wow beautiful! Can’t wait for more info!

  • PrinceHeir

    i want them all in my Party :D

  • Erkk… Mmm… Ack…

    D’aaaaaaaaaaaaaw~ ♥

  • Zero_Destiny

    I really like Meruru’s design. :) Looks so nice. The cultivating aspect seems like a good idea. Kinda reminds me of Suikoden and trying to make the best castle you can but I’ll guess these will be different considering the nature of Suikoden being so different. Still seems pretty cool. :D

  • Gust, just when I thought you couldn’t be any more awesome…

  • holyPaladin

    Kishida Mel artwork is delicious ^^

    I believe in NISA :D

  • Kris

    Wow, the visuals are getting exponentially better with each Arland game…

  • Kai2591

    Love the graphics. And everything else too ofcourse :)

    Will definitely buy premium edition for this one too…when it gets localized.

  • Mumuru is really pretty. The most beautiful of the three heroines.

  • Man that crytsal paperweight is an awesomely useless item I need to have :D

  • If I can, I’ll buy the collector, it is full of little things I love. ^-^

  • THE ART *___* That’s always been one of the major draws for me for the series, shallow as it is XD I don’t care, it’s so pretty.

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