New Atelier Rorona’s Overtime Mode Has A Story With Future Totori And Meruru

By Spencer . September 17, 2013 . 2:08am


New Atelier Rorona: Origins of the Alchemist of Arland is a remake of Atelier Rorona with her future apprentice, Totori, and Totori’s apprentice, Meruru, as cameo characters. In a new overtime scenario the cameo characters suddenly appear in the past and seek help from their future teacher, Rorona, to get them back to their world. Totori says they need a special item to make the trip and Rorona agrees to help them.


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The overtime storyline has new event illustrations for series artist Mel Kishida, an extra dungeon, and new voiceovers.


Totori and her Medical Dress costume

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Meruru and her Black Dress costume


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Remember Tantris, Iksel, and Lionela from Atelier Rorona?


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New Atelier Rorona comes out on November 21 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.


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  • Andrew Arndt

    can´t wait for the remake ;D

  • Virevolte

    So there is a story behind it ! Oh happy days ~

  • アティ

    I need Rorona to complete the Atelier Trilogy for my Vita ^(+_+)^

  • Nitraion

    I have been miss lionela…..
    where the hell is she on totori and meruru?

  • LM009

    yay for original hom, original hom is the best I don’t really like the outfit in meruru

  • If this were to come to our side, I’d get it so I can support the Arland Trilogy proudly. The original Rorona and I just didn’t get along too well.

  • anarchy_panty

    C’mon, Tecmo-Koei, don’t screw us on this one…

    • LM009

      Seriously, if they screw us out of the only legitimate remake, I am gonna be mad. Not that Totori+ and Meruru+ weren’t great, but they don’t add that much more except ortho and makina. This being a complete overhaul is just awesome(plus I’m not a huge fan of ayesha shitty alchemy system compared to meruru if you ask me)

      • pimpalicious

        Thing is, real localization work will have to be done from TK’s end for this one so I’m worried about this and Escha/Logy making it over.

        • LM009

          Yea pretty much

  • Lucky Dan

    I wish they release the Japanese Voices for Ayesha, then they would see the sales would go up, if they advertise it and made a big announcement. ALOT of people boycotted the game cause T-K thought they could get away have a 30 year old english va pose as a 16 year old and not put in the Japanese Voice Overs even though NIS has been doing it for years.

    • pimpalicious

      Considering one of TK’s flagship titles, Dynasty Warriors 8 didn’t receive dual audio, I wouldn’t hold my breath for it to be added to Ayesha.

      • Lucky Dan

        Yea but they did it for DW7 as free DLC. They just don’t want to do it to spite the fans.

        Well it’s no surprised that the DLC Totori Meruru and Rorona plus would do much more better with the japanese vas in

  • Rogerrmark

    This game needs a physical release on the west. It deserves so baaaaaadly :(

    • pimpalicious

      I would be happy enough to get it period, but physical would be nice.

    • artemisthemp

      Well PS3 may get, but Vita… doubtfull

      • Rogerrmark

        I guess you’re right. Let’s hope Tecmo doesnt take one year to localize.

        • artemisthemp

          According to my Calculation May or June should be a possible western release as Tecmo Koei have to finish Escha & Logy before

  • Alexander Aubert

    well, please tecmo…. my vita will be happy

  • TrueDefault

    Totori looks so adorable in that costume!

  • KuroNathan

    That medical dress….
    *fire is lit*

  • ChiffonCake

    Oh god, dat Totori. White pantyhose and no hat… hnnnnng

    • Slayven19

      I like it. I however like Meruru’s more with the dark pantyhose.

  • Sapitntapit

    These games look pretty damn good, but where do I start?

    • grevlinghore

      Unless visual novels are your cup of tea, they´re not that good. But that´s coming from someone who´s only played Ayesha, so don´t trust me completely on that verdict. At any rate, I´d say “RPG” is an exaggerated term for the series, and one that will leave you with expectations that won´t be met.
      I´ve heard people say Ayesha is a good place to begin, but I´d say if you really want to check it out, just get any one that appeals to you. I doubt it matters much.

    • Rogerrmark

      Wait for the remake,or play Ayesha. Mana Khemia might be one of the best entries,but plays very different from most games…I wouldn’t start with it.

    • notentirelythere

      Sorry if I seem to be spamming here, but if you have a Vita, Totori is probably a good place to start, considering New Rorona will have a mechanic overhaul, and you can’t exactly ‘spoil’ Rorona.
      The Arland and Dusk games have a very different feel, so which you start on should depend on which tone you’d appreciate most at the time.

  • FitzpatrickPhillips

    lol I totally forgot about Tantris

  • After getting specific events in Meruru Plus, the entire Meruru and Totori in the past thing now makes complete sense to me. They evidently have been developing New Rorona for a while, because they definitely added some lines to the game.

    I won’t spoil why, but I totally suggest people to try to go for all of the Potion of Youth prompts, including the ones they added on for later in the game.

  • Manzoku

    Import get.

  • Slayven19

    I like the story explanation for why they get to come back, I’m looking forward to this game but first I’m looking forward to playing Esca and Lodgy to continue where I left off from ayesha..

  • Slayven19

    I’m also happy the got my favorite Meruru costume I love that all black dress. Just the same I love Totori’s medical dress as well and it was one of my favorites as well. I also forgot about Tantris lol.

  • Kornelious

    just hope it doesn’t make the story confusing, like kingdom hearts

    “I wonder how we can make this over-complicated story even more complicated…ADD TIME TRAVEL!” lol

  • Presea

    It’s nice to see Iksel, Tantris, and Lionela again. :D Meruru and Totori’s costumes are really cute, but I really love their original outfit the best.

  • ivanchu77

    Glad to see Lionela again :) , i wonder what happened to her in the sequels…

    This makes Totori the only character along with Sterk and Rorona to have been playable in the entire trilogy btw, kinda glad since she´s one of my favorites :)

    • refrain

      If only Hagel was playable… I wish he and Astrid will be playable in this as a dlc or something

  • Bell

    This is getting ridiculous…ridiculously AWESOME! I’m not too happy that alchemy is now being used as a mere plot device, but future Totori and Meruru meeting past Rorona? This I need to see.

  • [S]unjΔy of Equestria

    This game looks amazing!

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