By Spencer . May 23, 2011 . 9:14pm
If you’ve seen any videos or screenshots from Atelier Meruru: The Alchemist of Arland 3 you probably noticed Rorona, the star in Atelier Rorona, is a child. Why? This has nothing to do with Atelier Totori, but may be a bit of a spoiler so read on only if you don’t care about that kind of thing.
Just so you have some time to think that decision over, we’ll re-introduce two Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland characters who will reappear in Atelier Meruru.
Gino, a young swordsman and a childhood friend of Totori, is a playable character in Atelier Meruru. Now 20 years old, Gino is suave and cool looking character who may be playable once again. Screenshots show him in battle.
Filly returns too. She’s 27 and reports say Filly’s appearance has not changed.
OK, one more spoiler warning…
Using a recipe scribbled on a piece of paper, Meruru mixed the unknown compound and Rorona turned into a child. Meruru decides to take care of little Rorona and the two like each other very much. Plot-wise, this also gives Totori a chance to shine as a mentor without Rorona overseeing both characters as a master alchemist.