Atelier Meruru Plus Director Highlights Costume Swapping And More

By Ishaan . March 14, 2013 . 12:30pm

Atelier Meruru director, Yoshito Okamura, has returned with his countdown videos, this time for Atelier Meruru Plus. The first video in this new series highlights costume swapping in the PlayStation Vita version, as well as other aspects of the game:



In addition to new costumes, if you happen to have save data for Atelier Totori Plus in your PlayStation Vita, you’ll be able to unlock additional bonus items in Atelier Meruru Plus.

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  • Why NISA, why u failed me

    • FitzpatrickPhillips

      But they’re bringing over Totori+
      They can’t do both at the same time

      • TheExile285

        No they aren’t. A rating was found that shows Temco may be bring be localizing it but nothing has been confirmed.

        • Shippoyasha

          NISA should try a global release strategy with Vita games. One of the reasons I bought a PS3 was to play Atelier games. Atelier on the go would be a Vita seller for me.

          • Kevadu

            You realize this has nothing to do with NISA, right? The games are made by Gust which is now owned by Tecmo. NISA is the third party here…

          • xXDGFXx

            > now owned by Tecmo

            Which is horrible…

          • Sylveria

            Why is there so much hate towards Tecmo buying Gust? The only reasoning I’ve seen is people are all angry over Ayesha not having dual audio or a big collectible box.

          • xXDGFXx

            >dual audio or a big collectible box.

            I like boxes as much as I like the fluffy voices. Which NISA has successfully provided over the course of the series’ release.

          • Elvick

            Because we like Gust games, and we’re not sure what would happen if Tecmo Koei decided not to bring them over.

            Sometimes, companies just refuse to allow anyone else to handle their games. So it’s all or nothing. *looks at Tales*

            I don’t know much about TK, since they have so few games that interest me. So don’t know their history.

            But I’d rather TK never have bought Gust. Because we were in a great place with NISA and Gust. There was never a doubt, and there was never half-assed treatment either. TK barely advertised Ayesha at all too.

          • ShadowDivz

            I loved that about NISA. Its always a definitive answer. Not some sort of sadistic guessing game.

            Also, Koei putting Totori plus on the PSN without telling anybody.

      • They didn’t announce anything of the sorts in their last “announce time! reunion” thing they always do D:

        I seriously expected them to announce it, i dont want to import this T-T, importing vita games is already expensive enough, cant bring ’em all

    • TheBlackgirl123

      Something tells me that Tecmo is taking much of NISA games that had limited editions and audio. Nisa is the best company ever than that other tecmo

  • sunK1D

    My body, memory card and wallet are ready.

    • jujubee88

      Is your Japanese PSN account ready?

      • sunK1D

        My HK account is :D

        • jujubee88

          HK PSN gets this game? I didn’t know that.

          • sunK1D

            HK PSN has 99% of all Japanese and English releases for the Vita. In fact, i’m playing Totori right now from the HK store.

          • jujubee88

            “The more you know.” :)

            That’s actually pretty cool, srsly. I might need to make a HK PSN sooner rather than later.

    • TheBlackgirl123

      you know what would be better, If the Atelier meruru had costumes on the ps3 version if they could just come over and put on PSN

      • sunK1D

        I wouldn’t mind that either but I guess they need an extra incentive for the Vita version.

  • Sergio Briceño

    I haven’t played this series and I want to know something, so I would appreciate if anyone here could clear it up for me.

    Meruru is apprentice to Totori, right? And Totori to Rorona, but… How come Rorona looks the youngest of the three? It doesn’t make much sense. Is time travel involved in this game? If it is, I don’t think I’ll ever pick it up because I don’t want to have to play the previous two games to enjoy the third one which I assume corrected the flaws of it’s predecessors if there were any.

    Or is Rorona just some sort of genius alchemist and Totori a very good apprentice? Or maybe Meruru is just like the Skywalkers who started their padawan training late?

    It’s not a vital issue, but it’s a rather confusing one. Please help me understand this and avoid mayor spoilers if you can.

    • TaihoT3

      Lol, Rorona’s master gave her a potion that turns your body into the way you act. Rorona was immature so the potion turned her into an eight year old!

    • Sylveria

      There’s no time travel and the relationship between the three games is very superficial. The only thing you’ll be missing is the occasional reference or joke. The core of each game is pretty self sufficient.

      Everything else I can’t really explain due to spoilers.

      Personally, if you’re interested in getting the existing PS3 games in the US, I strongly recommend Totori over the other two. I think it’s the strongest mechanically and has the better story.

      • Sergio Briceño

        Thank you, I was indeed interested in the Vita versions. Glad to know I won’t be missing anything too important.

    • Kevadu

      It’s really not a big spoiler. In Meruru, Rorona’s master accidentally turns her into a child, but that really has nothing to do with the main plot of the game. You’ll note that if you look at screenshots of the Rorona or Totori games Rorona is normal sized.

      • Sergio Briceño

        Thanks. I get it now. But just so everything is clear for me, is Totori younger than Meruru? Or just less developed? Because she looks too young to ber her master, of course not AS young as Rorona, but you already explained that to me.

        Since the tone of the games look lighthearted and I’ve been told comments above that Totori is indeed a good choice (maybe even more than Meruru) to play, then I would like to go with the easiest and most lighthearted of all three stories. Maybe the youngest protagonist has the simpler story?

    • WyattEpp

      They’re all sort of genius alchemists, in a sense. Destiny of a player character and all that. Rorona looks youngest because physically, she is now. Blame Astrid’s shady new drug.

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