Esty Dee Is Playable In New Atelier Rorona Too

By Spencer . September 30, 2013 . 3:19am


New Atelier Rorona has more playable characters than the original game. Astrid, Rorona’s teacher, can joinher party along with Esty Dee, the receptionist in the Adventurer’s Guild. Esty was playable in Atelier Meruru, but she’s much older in that game. Esty is just 26 in New Atelier Rorona


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Astrid is 26 too and right now Gust is keeping her powers a secret.

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Gust also made some tweaks to the game’s core and switched the battle system to the Cost Turn Battle System.  New Atelier Rorona also adds MP, which you can use to activate skills instead of Cost. New Atelier Rorona comes out on November 21 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.


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  • 無尽合体ブランタコブスキ

    Aw shit. Might be worth a purchase now.

  • cyberkinghardy

    If no one’s gonna localize this in English Asian I’m going to sue them.

  • leingod

    Esty doesn’t look that different from her time in Atelier Meruru… but somehow she looks cuter. Bigger eyes maybe? I also love Rorona’s corset :D

  • Dark Zerato

    Astrid and Estee, so hype for this.

  • X14

    I wonder if Esty’s surname will go back to Erhard if Tecmo Koei decide to localize this in the west.

    • Sadly, since they let her stay as Esty Dee in Meruru+ and Filly stayed as Filly Dee in Meruru+ and Totori+ (they handled the Vita ports since it happened after the purchase of Gust), they probably won’t change that for the sake of consistency, if they do this. Much of the voice acting in New Rorona will probably just be transplanted from the original game.

  • Anonymous

    …Her name is STD?

    Pfffft ahahahahaha.

    • natchu96

      So sad.

    • Testsubject909

      I was about to comment on that… But yes.

      STD… Oh poor child.

    • .:Raphællius:.

      I wonder if they did name her Esty Dee by accident, or deliberately.

    • アティ

      explains why she never gets married xD

  • ( `Д´)ノ)`ν゜)

    lol std
    so fahnny nisa

  • Freud_Hater

    Aawww man, I hope this gets localized D:

  • ivanchu77

    Despite being 12 years younger Esty doesn´t look any different :I , but oh well, glad to see her playable again, she was awesome in meruru, used her a lot.

    Happy to see Astrid playable at last, gonna have so much fun putting her mary sue ass in the team and letting the enemys destroy her in multiple ways :)

    • ChiffonCake

      To be honest, I think it’s more that Esty aged really, REALLY well… she doesn’t look like she’s 40 at all in Meruru.

  • While I liked the HP being used to make you think about whether to be offensive or defensive, nothing beats a good ol’ MP bar.

    Love the changes being made – it truly needed it.

    • Spectacularity

      You’re right. Nothing beats a MP bar, not even the mp system they were using for Atelier Iris 2-3.

      • Never played the Atelier Iris series but I can tell, from what you’ve written, that it wasn’t the greatest.

        • XiaomuArisu

          Iris 3 was Amazing!
          My first Atelier game,the Iris games are different than the others Ateliers but still fun

          • Glad to hear it. I’ve missed out on some awesome titles.

  • Andar

    Oh my. The 3D model for Astrid makes her arms look abnormally large here. Are her secret powers actually unarmed martial arts?

  • Aristides

    Wow they just keep sweetening the pot :3

  • Nitraion

    Hmm esty might have same battle animation in meruru…
    i don’t remember she that badass in rorona lol…
    just sterk call her “senpai”

    • Dark Zerato

      She’s really scary when you ask something you shouldn’t ask.

      • Arcana Wiz

        Rorona learned the hard way that you should never ask a woman that looks older than you her age…..

        • Dark Zerato

          I wonder if Rorona has ever ask Astrid’s age ?

          • Nitraion

            She will not see light of the day again…
            if she do that…
            as astrid also drink youth potion….

    • Spectacularity

      No doubt Esty will be getting same Moveset… I’m curious about Meruru though.

      • Nitraion

        hmm curious about special move of meruru… since they add special attack…
        cordelia,tantris,lionela,and of course astrid…
        i think this game have more useful character than any arland series… XD
        its funny everything back to beginning…

  • Ferrick

    Esty dee
    Es-Ty Dee

    wow, that’s a rather harsh name to give to a girl XD

    • Manzoku

      Half Life 3 confirmed~!

  • anarchy_panty

    Fuck yeah, Esty.

  • Muffum

    Changing Esty’s name is probably one of the stupider changes NISA’s ever made.

  • If it were up to me, Astrid would be the secret character you have to go through great lengths to get. I have a feeling that she is CRAZY broken.

  • DanteJones

    Wonder if we can get TK to give Esty her actual last name back. Glad shes playable in this though.

  • Yan Zhao

    26 here, 40+ in Meruru, looks exactly the same haha.

  • Nyekun

    Esty is best girl. Will buy for her.

  • Xerain

    The problem with so many characters is it’s nigh impossible to find the time to use them all with only 3 characters in the party.

    • Nitraion

      Astrd+Gio in party nuff said…

  • Göran Isacson

    So judging from the comments here, the name change was made in America, by people who knew EXACTLY what it sounded like, and for… well, what reason? For the lulz?

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