Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky Will Have Music And Scenarios As DLC

By Spencer . June 7, 2013 . 12:19am

imageDuring a presentation on Nico Nico, Gust confirmed that Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky will have downloadable content. They will release background music, costumes, and extra scenarios for the game.


Gust also hinted there may be another title for the company’s 20th anniversary. Story of King Ares was the company’s first game and they started the Atelier series with Atelier Marie back in 1997.

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  • TheExile285

    I shall wait for the Complete Vita Plus version!

    The game looks nice.

    • LM009

      if ur talking about the arland series, u do realize that they announced rorona plus is not happening right? but if ur talking about a vita version for this i think that’s prolly way down the line iono how u can wait that long

      • Firekitty

        Some of us have both patience and a large backlog of other games to play. Why waste money on a game + DLC when the dev has a reputation for re-releasing their products with extra content and some or all of the DLC included?

      • TheExile285

        Yeah, I was talking about this game. Currently playing Totori Plus and will get Meruru Plus when it comes out in September.

        I heard Rorona was more tedious than Totrori and Meruru so I’m not really interested. I also prefer playing games on portables over home consoles so I don’t mind waiting.

  • Raze

    Costumes and extra story are okay…
    But…Background music DLC?

    • TheExile285

      I don’t know about the other games, but Totori Plus had some annoying BGMs here and there that I was glad I could change. The normal battle music in particular was horrible till i changed it to something else.

      Its a nice feature.

      • Raze

        Last time I played Gust game is Qoga…
        So I don’t know the other Atelier…

        But still…They should’ve put the good music from the first time instead the bad music then sell us the good music….

        • Calling music “bad” from the end user has always been subjective, and shouldn’t have any influence on whether you think it is bad or not unless you’ve heard it yourself. The music has no overbearing influence on the game. Plus, the music will have them having to pay royalties and such.

        • Ladius

          Again, it isn’t like this, at all. Gust soundtracks are known for their great quality, and the DLCs aren’t expanded versions, just old OSTs from past games you can swap with the (complete) new one provided in the game.

    • Virevolte

      I can’t open my purse for things like costumes or music.
      It’s sad that they’re trying to sell those…

      • Ladius

        They aren’t cutting on the game’s own OST in order to make DLCs, they’re including previous games’ OSTs as optional soundtracks.

    • I’m guessing it’s the same kind of BG DLC as all other Atelier games had: A large collection of background music from most of the past Atelier games. So you get all the NEW music in the game, but have to pay a small fee to have the songs from the older games in the game, as this is a completely optional thing and in no way required to enjoy the game (and usually you already have a small selection of BG songs to choose from without paying anything right from the start) I can’t find anything wrong with it. It’s alway been reasonably priced so far as well ($2.99 for each pack with 30+ songs).

      And there’s also the fact, that no one’s forcing you to buy this stuff if you don’t want it. ;>

      • aquagon

        Actually it wasn’t most: it was ALL of the Atelier games released so far, as well as their corresponding arrangement albums (excepting for Atelier Marie, as its arrangement album was missing for some reason).
        It also included the music from most of the others games developed by Gust, except their four earliest games and everything related to the Ar tonelico series.

        • TWE

          Possibly the only disc-locked thing I’m willing to buy, because $3 for 2 decades of music from Gust.titles.

          Wondering about the scenarios. I get the feeling this game will have less endings to unlock as its predecessors, with the rest relegated to DLC.

  • Erikdayo

    As long as the US release has Japanese audio I am in.

  • Nitraion

    Dammit why extra scenarios DLC….Arrghh worst nightmare since playing ME series…
    Weapon,music,costume —-> okay i can tolarate it ._.
    Story —> Big NO…. -_-
    Sigh this kinda ruin it… unless the so cheap or free

    • Slayven19

      Why does that ruin it? Extending the game with extra story is something I like especially when it has nothing to do with the overall importance of the story.

      Edit:actually it didn’t even say story it said scenarios which I guess is just like ayesha DLC areas’s

      • Nitraion

        If areas or bosses its okay… scenario i take it as story…
        Well its okay if its free or cheap charge what if they charge you 10-15 bucks? And what if this “scenario” kinda cannon to actual story… yeah more speculation and that’s why i don’t like story or Scenario whatever they call it to be a DLC

  • CirnoTheStrongest

    That BGM pack is the best idea for DLC someone’s had EVER! Maybe this time they’ll be able to wring a couple At tracks out of NB?

    • aquagon

      I doubt it, but for an entirely different reason: The songs from Ar tonelico are so deeply connected to its world settings that I can’t fathom Tsuchiya allowing them to do it. And anyway, Namco-Banday doesn’t have anything to do with Ar tonelico when it comes to music, as all of the composers and arrangers that worked in anything related to that series were either part of Gust’s own in-house team (Tsuchiya, Nakagawa, Achiwa, Yanagawa) or outsourced artists (Shikata, Shimotsuki, Inagaki, Hirota, and many others), but none were affiliated to NB.

  • artemisthemp

    This don’t surprise me as every Atelier Game since, Atelier Totori have had that.

  • puchinri

    So the usual fanfare~? I still didn’t get the DLC for Ayesha, even though I meant to.

    • Slayven19

      Pretty much, but costumes as DLC I guess are kiinda new since I’m assuming it’ll be for more than just 3 characters like ayesha or more than just the main character like meruru/totori plus.

      • puchinri

        Ah, okay. Thanks for that~!
        (I never really knew if the Arland games on PS3 had DLC costumes or not, or how it worked if they did.)

        • pimpalicious

          They didn’t have costume DLC at all for the PS3 versions, just extra characters for use in battle and music. Totori Plus atleast in the US doesn’t have any paid costume DLC yet either(just two bonus swinsuits for ordering within two weeks of release, I assume they’ll be put back on PSN for $1.99 each or so eventually).

          • puchinri

            Ahh, I see~! Thank you much!

  • Slayven19

    Hopefully the DLC costumes are for everyone playable. Hopefully its more than swimsuits like ayesha. Other than that I’m happy for the game but this news is just what they usually do baring the costumes being DLC.

  • Judge Magister

    “The remaining titles that haven’t been ported don’t have the content that can be finished with a Plus version. Above all else, we’d like to make an expansion for those titles that shows the reason why we saved them for last!”

    Atelier Rorona remake please? :3

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