Toukiden And Atelier Meruru Plus Headed To North America

By Ishaan . May 28, 2013 . 8:30am

Toukiden is headed to North America this Fall. Tecmo Koei will release the game in Q4 of 2013, and are bringing it to E3. They’ll be publishing the PlayStation Vita version of the game in the West.


Meanwhile, Atelier Meruru Plus: The Apprentice of Arland is headed to North America on September 3rd. This game will be at E3 as well.


Also present at E3 will be Dynasty Warriors 8 (find release dates here) and Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, which is scheduled for early 2014. Finally, Dead of Alive 5 Ultimate, slated for September, will be present as well.


  • Tenetan

    Yay, Guess Atelier Totori Plus sold enought :) Can’t wait for it’s release.

  • XypherCode

    Best news of the day! XD
    But for Atelier, I just bought the game a few months back and haven’t even finished it yet. :
    Time to sell it I guess. lol :P

  • Manny Being Manny

    Oh wow, they actually announced Meruru before it appeared on PSN.

    • d19xx

      I see what you did there… (¬‿¬)

    • Damn well they ruined the surprise that I got with the other game.

    • Altin

      They could’ve stealth released it for all I care. What matters is that we are getting it :D

      • TheExile285


        Although I would think

        Stealth Release > Poor Sales Because People Don’t Know its Out > No More Localizations

        Guess I’m wrong, lol. I did buy it the day it showed up regardless, lol.

        • Altin

          Considering that they didnt market Atelier Ayesha either, other than just putting them on their own webpage, I think that the Atelier fanbase is clever enough to make use of the internet for this. I just need to keep in mind that I am talking about the same fanbase that kept whining about voi- meh, that’s another cup that I dont want to throw in here :D

    • ShadowDivz

      Im surprised too. But im so happy, because i was wondering if i should get the PS3 one or not. Now to save some PSN cash.

  • Randgriz

    Do not fret EU citizens, Toukiden and Meruru will come to the EU too!
    Iam very excited for Toukiden!

    • Abyan Haidar

      except that, it will be on PSN, because they didn’t announce it..

      • ShadowDivz

        Would you rather NOT get it?>

        • Abyan Haidar

          well, I have to get it, at ALL COST!

  • Chris Yuen

    Wow, with this announcement of theirs, that’s more marketing than Atelier Totori Plus ever received.

  • refrain

    Fack Yeah!
    Finally Meruru Plus!

  • Aristides

    Yes!!! Meruru Vita!!!!! Hype!!! Day 1 buy

  • Brandonmkii

    Yeah, I don’t think they’d let another Totori+ situation happen again.

    • We’ll see..

      • Brandonmkii

        Well, they already announced it, so I think they learned their lesson haha.

  • Raze

    I really…really…can’t believe this…
    But Yeeyy!!

    Praying for physical release for meruru+…
    But If they can’t….whatever suit you TK…

    • I will join you in your prayers.

  • benhofb

    Hm. I’m pretty stoked about Toukiden after the progress that has been made through the updated demos… And that is pretty kind of them to actually announce Mereru before it just randomly pops up on PSN. Hopefully there will be physical treatments for both of these games…?

  • Albert Calderon

    Yes!! Just Yes!!! Show us Vita loves and we shall give you our money~~

    • Virevolte

      Ho, a fellow lolic… feminist.

    • nick_54g

      >not the gif version

  • jujubee88

    The power of “Soul Sacrifice” and dat SCEA market story telling ability.

    Hopefully,TK wont just think they can throw Toukiden at the US VITA owners and expect them all to bite. They really need to have a good few trailers and back story vids telling about the journey of the game and the way it was made. Oh, and a good demo!

    That’s what really sold me on SS.

  • ekibyougami

    Both are definitely must-buys for me

    Looking forward at Mid-June so I can try out Toukiden’s 2nd demo and Conception II’s demo *__________*

  • PoweredByHentai

    Totori+ is still in the TOP TEN PSN Downloads for the Vita. :D

  • Amazing! An announcement for Meruru Plus! Totally getting it, haha.

  • Lol and I was just looking up import pricing for Toukiden

    • ShadowDivz

      They know….

  • noctis_nox

    Toukiden!!! I am really hyped for this game. I love it more than SS. :P
    This one caught me by surprise! This fall is really stack with Vita games.

    Can’t wait for E3. It looks there more Vita news to come. Dereshishishi!

  • Splinter

    Thank you, Tecmo Koei!!

  • CrystalPulse

    Tecmo koei I accept your apology for the whole Totori debacle and Thank you!

  • Aldorr

    Wow, this time maybe even a boxed version will come out ‘nstead of PSN only =

  • cloudcaelum

    Amazing news!

  • Cruxis

    I was actually waiting for the day that Meruru+ miraculously showed up on PSN like Totori did. This announcement is fine too.

  • ffboi7

    *Yaiba: Ninja Gaidrn Z* You misspelled Gaiden Isshan :D

  • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

    Not a bad lineup. Definitely interested in hearing more about Yaiba.

    Side note: since TK seems to like porting their Atelier games to Vita, I’m wondering why haven’t they waited like a year and then started dual developing the titles for PS3 and Vita at the same time?

    • SirRichard

      To get a nice clump out of a full-priced Vita port down the line, I imagine, instead of potentially splitting the base between the two.

      • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

        Well if this is going to be their newest trend, then I’ll be waiting for the lower priced, more content-filled Vita version every time. Which is unfortunate because they could take advantage of features like cross-save and more.

        • SirRichard

          That’s the wise thing to do, really, same with the usual “Game of the Year Edition” re-releases companies fart out a year later. They could put some cool cross-play features, but this way’s easier.

          • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

            The weird thing is is that the GOTY versions usually are on the same platform that the ‘vanilla’ version was on. (It’s only lately with the more powerful handheld devices that these ports happen more often.)

            But I usually have a good sense of which games will end up having GOTY versions and plan my purchases accordingly. Guess I’ll have to continue my selectivity …

          • landlock

            No sign of Atelier Ayesha yet though.

    • Juuu

      Gust kind of has done the “Plus” thing, whether with ports or re-releases, since back in the PS1 days [ex: Atelier Marie Plus adding a 7th ending, getting ported to Saturn then back to PS1]. I’m gonna assume it’s something like an attempt to give the game a second wind of sales, and by now it’s just…force of habit for them if that makes sense, hahaha.

  • Will either of these be a physical release? :(

    • TheExile285

      Toukiden. Most likely
      Meruru Plus possible but likely DD like ATP

      • Well erm I guess I cm settle for that.

  • LazuliteLiamz

    Meruru+ !! I haven’t even finished Totori+ yet >_<
    And Toukiden!! oh my.. I was prepared to get it first day digital download, but now they announced the US release, I'm not sure if I can wait..
    I'll probably end up buying it twice.. my poor wallet :(

  • DanijoEX ♬ the Cosmic Owl

    Man…Fall has got to be the best time for the Vita. Rayman Legends, Valhalla Knights 3, Toukiden, and Atelier Meruru Plus.

    Edit: Can’t it get any better than this?

    • DesmaX

      Don’t forget Killzone: Mercenary

      • chibiwall

        Ys Celcetea and Tearway, too!

        • RovCal

          Dragons crown!

          • Testsubject909

            Buy ALL the games!

  • Please physical release for Meruru+.

  • Tincho Kudos

    Yes! I knew Toukiden would be localized but didn’t expected it so soon. I hope it does well on both markets.
    Also, Its good to see Atelier Meruru at least get annouced, those games deserves a lot more attention since they are great

  • Holding my breathe for an Ayesha plus

    • refrain


  • Sentsuizan_93

    Is Europe getting this? I hope so…

    • Randgriz

      Europe will get this too, dont worry

      • landlock

        Yeah unlike some companies Tecmo Koei releases everything here now the same as America.

  • Charles Garcia

    Woooo more vita games

    • tubers

      Fallout VITA?

      xD I wish

  • ronin4life

    Sooo… no Psp toukiden?

    Oh well…

    • TheExile285

      Are you really surprised? Same thing happened with EDF Portable 3

      • ronin4life

        Not surprised. Not disappointed. Just… oh well.


  • michel

    Y E S !

  • Relytgninroht

    Dang. Now there are so many Vita games I want to buy this year. Muramasa, Dragon’s Crown, Rayman Legends, Killzone, Tearaway, FF X&X-2 HD, Toukiden, Y’s, and maybe Jak, and Valhalla Knights 3. That’s not even counting all the cool PSN releases, and yet to be announced games.

    It’s one hell of a year for games… Too many games coming out for practically everything.

    • Testsubject909

      I’d buy FFX-2 if only it was retail… Ah well, I’ll eventually upgrade my Vita’s memory card and then I might purchase the digital FFX-2.

      • Relytgninroht

        Has it been confirmed whether it’s going to be digital only? I’ve heard rumors about it being digital only (as well as rumors that it will be sold as two separate physical games, etc.), but nothing official.

  • TheExile285

    You know I was PO’d at TK for releasing DOA5+ and then announcing DOA5U a month later and not adding that content to their recent Vita port.

    Meruru Plus AND Toukiden announced for localization? Ok, I forgive you bastards. Take my money again!

    • Lexaus_the_Alchemist

      Though, it doesn’t seem like DOA5U will have much that is new other than new characters and arenas, so the Vita one could still get them as DLC. (Sucks, I know, but what else can we do…). =/

      • TheExile285

        I could live with getting it as DLC but they haven’t mentioned it at all so I doubt it will happen.

  • Jesse Torres

    If only sony would bring the red psvita to the U.S then i would buy a vita and these nice games.

    • TheExile285

      The color is your biggest deciding factor? >_>

      • Testsubject909

        He doesn’t want to buy a 250-300+$ system and suddenly find out something like… next month, that they’re bringing a badass looking exclusive Vita for a specific game release or a specific color. It’s understandable.

        But I’d say… Buy it anyways. You’ll be able to trade in your old Vita for that new Vita anyways when it does come. AND you’ll get to enjoy an awesome portable gaming system.

        • Jesse Torres

          Thank you for being so understanding, that is the reason behind my decision.

  • Ixbran

    I now have a reason to get a Vita

    : 3

    • Testsubject909


      Along with either Atelier or Toukiden, might I suggest Ragnarok Odyssey Ace which will come later or Soul Sacrifice for more online multiplayer fun. Additionally Soul Sacrifice’s lore is Deeeeelightfully delicious.

      Alternate options would include Persona 4 Golden which is highly enjoyable even if you already played it since there’s substantial new content, DJ Max Technika Tune or Diva F import for musical games, they’re both good fun and highly enjoyable.

      And you can check the PSN store for more items as well.

      And of course. You should experience Gravity Rush. If you have PSN+, it’s free. Download it and try it out, it is excellent.

  • dragoon_slayer12

    I’m definitely getting toukiden. Shit looks badass

  • Solomon_Kano

    I’m all for that Meruru. Toukiden… eh, not sure. I’ll have to play the demo.

    • ShadowDivz

      Same. But atleast a new IP is leaving japan.

  • Prinny Dood

    I hope there’s a physical copy for meruru cause I have no more room on my vita memory stick.

    • TheExile285

      You could back up some stuff on a PC/PS3. You have till September…

      • Prinny Dood

        I dony have a computer I get guess ill buy one then, but thanks for the suggestion ; )

        • TheExile285

          Just so you know, Content Manager Assistant (The Program used to transfer content to and from Vita) requires an internet connection to transfer and backup content to Vita.

          • Prinny Dood

            Thanks I was going going to get internet any way for e3

    • Testsubject909

      I hope there’s a retail version for everything.

  • DarthSithZero

    Hell yeah toukiden

  • Spider-Man

    Somebody hold my hand, I am excited.

    • ShadowDivz

      *holds hand and passes a paper bag*
      Just breath into the bag nice and slow.

      • Spider-Man

        *Suffocates through mask*

        • ShadowDivz

          *backs away slowly*

          • Testsubject909

            *cuffs you*

            You’re the one responsible for that explosion as well aren’t you?


          • ShadowDivz

            Sometimes, things are out of our control, even if we have the best of intentions.

  • Meruru!? *orgasm* Can’t wait!

    • Testsubject909

      Cleanup on the Comment Aisle.

  • ShadowDivz

    I hope we get a toukiden demo. You know, to spread the word.

  • I didn’t buy Atelier Totori plus because It’s a download only tittle and not to mention i only have 4gb memory card for my vita. I hope Meruru Plus will have a physical release at least. Btw since meruru is a sequel for totori, is it really ok to just jump to last game of the trilogy? I never played atelier game before.

  • transferstudentx

    great news now its time for me to find my vita

    • Testsubject909

      Vita location?

      Do you mean using Near or a wifi hotspot?

      Edit: or a place to purchase a Vita?

      • transferstudentx

        nah i meant that i lost my vita so i need to find it thats it lol last time i saw it was when i was playing persona 4 so its been months

  • Hours

    Cool, I’m getting both for sure.

  • Prima

    YES YES YES!!! So excited for Meruru Plus!!!! I’m really happy they are bringing it over as well!!!

  • Vash bane

    toukiden….English version?

  • Guest
  • Testsubject909

    Aaaah…. Excellent.

    *prepares credit card*

    It’s good to finally have a job.

  • artemisthemp

    I really hope Atelier Meruru Plus will release as Retail and not only as Digital.

  • Erwin MadJelly

    Well that sure is some piece of good news!! I thought Toukiden is only going to be for Japan only, turns out it’s gonna be in English too!! Looking forward to them!!

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