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