Gust and Idea Factory are teaming up for a dream collaboration, an Atelier series otome game. According to Dengeki PlayStation, the main character is Merieru who also goes by Mary. One day she meets a fairy at her grandmothers atelier studio and the text adventure begins.
Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate has six suitors to date and alchemy components. Players will gather and mix materials (maybe you’ll create items for the guys or love potions?). While the PSP game has alchemy, it’s set in a different world from Gust’s other Atelier titles.
Atelier Elkrone: Dear for Otomate is slated for release in January 2012 as a standalone game for 6,090 yen ($78) and a 8,190 yen ($105) limited edition.