By Spencer . May 9, 2011 . 9:09pm
The first video of Nora and the Time Studio: The Witch of the Foggy Forest focuses on Nora’s crafting powers. Similar to the Atelier games, players gather materials and create items (like cheese!) for townsfolk. Nora is doing this to prove her innocence. People, including the hot-headed Lutz, believe she’s a witch.
Initially Lutz sets out to defeat the witch, hoping to bring home a fortune for doing completing the task. He brandishes his blade in front of Nora, but ends up joining her party instead.
Atlus has not said much about it, but Nora and the Time Studio has a battle system where three characters engage enemies. In addition to Lutz, a blue-haired girl and an armored maiden with a spear join during fights too. Another brief scene shows a player gathering a brownish plant with a pointer finger. Perhaps, this uses touch screen controls?
There’s a lot for Atlus to reveal in the coming weeks before Nora and the Time Studio: The Witch of the Foggy Forest makes its debut on July 21.