European site Koi-Nya recently had the opportunity to interview both Akira Tsuchiya (director of Ar nosurge) and Yoshito Okamura (director of the Atelier series). During the interview, they asked Okamura whether he was interested in creating the next Atelier trilogy for new hardware.
“We will decide if the Dusk series will end with Atelier Shallie based on the fans’ reactions to the games, but for the next title we do want to consider bringing it to the new consoles,” Okamura replied.
“Especially with the next Atelier title, we’d like to create something that would be considered the new standard in Atelier titles so that fans can enjoy the games over and over again. For example, it might be reliving past Atelier games, or completely new ways to synthesize, or a combination of these things.”
Meanwhile, Tsuchiya was questioned on whether it would be possible for the PS Vita port of Ar noSurge to be released in the West.
Tsuchiya replied, “If people who play Ar noSurge enjoy it enough to request the Plus version, then definitely I think we could release it overseas. So I hope that many people will play the game, and provide us with a lot of feedback.”
While the Koi-Nya interview isn’t in English, Gust have posted an English translation of the interview to their Facebook page. You can check it out here.