While the creator of the Atelier series is working on Nora and the Time Studio: The Witch of the Foggy Forest with Atlus, Nora synthesizes objects in a different way than her Atelier cousins.
You start by harvesting materials…
… then you apply Chrono Solution (there are four types: red, blue, dark, and light) to the object you wish to change. Nora’s powers let her accelerate or reverse time on the particular object. In this case it’s a tanbere flower. Speed up time and it will wither. Reverse time and the flower will change back into seeds.
Nora’s ability has another time bending twist. You can accelerate time to create new items by speeding up time and adding in components. Nora can also do the opposite – that is break a manufactured item up into its parts by reversing time.
Atlus also introduced two new characters. Karuna Astarra is a mercenary who is rumored to be the most powerful swordswoman. While her skill in battle is unmatched, she’s a cheerful and sometimes clueless person after the monsters fall.
Elsie Quin is an ore loving girl who wants to help her father. She may be young, but Elsie is responsible and often runs her parent’s store when they aren’t in town. Apparently, she’s taking a break because Elsie is a playable character in Nora and the Time Studio.
Nora and the Time Studio will be released on July 21 for Nintendo DS.