Atelier Resleriana launches for PC via Steam and mobile devices in Japan in 2023
Koei Tecmo and Gust held a live stream revealing Atelier Resleriana: The Forgotten Alchemy and the Liberator of Polar Night as a new mainline Atelier entry that will be available in 2023 in Japan on PC via Steam and iOS/Android mobile devices. An overseas release outside of Japan has yet to be announced as of this writing.
Atelier Resleriana will take place in a world where alchemy was last seen 150 years ago. The story will follow the trails of the protagonist Resna Sternenlicht as she studies alchemy from her teacher Saskia and goes on a journey with her knight-aspirant friend Isana Kokoshuka and the mysterious adventurer Roman.
The stream included a few snippets of Atelier Resleriana's gameplay scenes. That includes a main menu which completely shows that this title will be a free-to-play mobile game with gacha microtransactions, and it is completed with activity energy limit as well as in-game and premium currencies.
Despite having mobile devices as the primary platform, the trailer's header has a "Project A25" line. That solidifies the fact that Gust intended for Atelier Resleriana to be the latest mainline entry in the series. The last two major titles, Atelier Ryza 3 and Atelier Sophie 2, were marked as A24 and A23 respectively. The recent remake of Atelier Marie and the 2019 town-building spinoff Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists were not included in this count.
Gust also used to have a non-mainline mobile-based Atelier title in Atelier Online: Alchemist of Bressisle. It was launched in Japan in October 2018 and eventually shut down in March 2022. Boltrend Games also launched an English version of the mobile game in July 2021, but they abruptly shut it down in August 2022.
Atelier Resleriana's Japanese official site revealed that Gust will not be the only studio working on it, as Team Ninja will assist them in producing the character visuals. Koei Tecmo is also employing external help from the mobile game development studio Akatsuki Games. Takahiro of Akame ga Kill and Yuki Yuna is a Hero fame will write this game's story with supervision from the Atelier series founder Shinichi Yoshiike. Meanwhile, Fire Emblem Heroes' Umiu Geso is working with Tokki on character designs.