NIS America is bringing Mana Khemia: Alchemists of Al-Revis to North America next month. Meanwhile Gust is already busy developing the sequel Mana Khemia 2: Ochita Gakuen to Renkinjutsushitachi (loosely Alchemists and the Fallen Academy). The trailer doesn’t reveal much in terms of gameplay, but you can get a first look at the two lead characters.
Instead of switching consoles Gust is sticking with the PlayStation 2 for Mana Khemia 2. Providing Mana Khemia does well in North America, NIS America is likely to localize the tenth installment in the Atelier series sometime in the future. However, I wonder how the announcement of a Mana Khemia sequel will affect people's attitudes towards Gust's first alchemist academy game.