Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator receives a western release in 2024

Koei Tecmo Games and Akatsuki Games announced that they are bringing Atelier Resleriana: Forgotten Alchemy and the Polar Night Liberator to the west in 2024 for mobile devices and PC (Steam). This new installment in the Atelier series is considered a mainline title; it recently launched in Japan on September 23.

Atelier Resleriana features a dual-protagonist story with two main characters - Resna and Valeria. They both have their own separate parties. Plus, many characters from past Atelier games make an appearance in this new title including Ryza, Totori, Rorona, Escha, Logy, Esty, Raze, Keithgriff, and more.

While the game will be free-to-play, it will offer in-app purchases for several items - including currency to summon new characters.

To learn more, watch the Official Cinematic Trailer below along with a plethora of information about the game.


The Atelier "Secret" series has shipped more than 2 million units worldwide, and the Atelier series overall has shipped more than 7.5 million units worldwide. 
The "Atelier" series has been gaining attention with the broadcast of the TV animation "Atelier Ryza: Ever Darkness & the Secret Hideout".

Lively facial expressions and characters, and the highest level of graphics in the series.

The newest title from Koei Tecmo Games and Akatsuki Games is now available on smartphones and PC!

  • Koei Tecmo Games - Gust, which handles the "Atelier" series, and Team NINJA, which specializes in character expression technology, are handling development, each utilizing their know-how.
  • Akatsuki Games - Proud of having multiple long-run operations for mobile games, such as "Cinderella Nine" and etc.


TAKAHIRO - Story Draft, Series Composition, Scenario Supervision

Chairman of Minato Soft. In charge of original drafts and scripts (scenarios) for manga, games and anime. Although his involvement and style of work differ depending on the title, he is always in charge of worldview and character settings.

  • "Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!" series
  • "Hell's Tormentor Kraken“
  • "Yuki Yuna is a Hero" series

Yoshiike Shinichi - Atelier Series Supervision

Born on June 18, 1972 in Shizuoka prefecture, currently living in Nagano prefecture. Previously at Gust (now KOEI TECMO GAMES Gust), he planned and produced games such as "Atelier Marie". The creator of the Atelier series. Now he is active in a wide range of activities as a freelance game designer and scenario writer.

Umiu Geso - Character Design

  • Cardfight!! Vanguard Card Illustration
  • Magic: The Gathering Card Illustration
  • Fire Emblem Heroes Character Illustration
  • Arknights Music Video Illustration
  • The Devil Princess Illustration

tokki - Character Design

Illustrator working primarily on game illustrations, character designs and merchandise illustrations.

  • "Blue Archive" Mizuha Mimori
  • "Hatsune Miku" related merchandise illustrations, etc.


A completely new story with two protagonists

Resna's Side

A new protagonist in four years spins a tale of “reviving alchemy"

Alchemy - the power to generate a new creation from the blessings of the Comet

The story takes place in Lantarna, a kingdom that prospered from alchemy long ago. However, alchemy has now fallen into disuse and has been forgotten by the people.

The main character, Resna, dreamed of spreading the forgotten alchemy to the world again. Her adventure begins as she sets out to the World’s End, where the source of the miracle is said to lie.

Valeria's Side

When the two girls meet, their fates begin to unfold...

Long ago, the kingdom of Lantarna prospered from the blessings of a white comet that passed overhead.  The art of harnessing the comet's blessings was called alchemy, and the practitioners of this art were known as alchemists.

However, when the comet disappeared and its blessings were no longer available, the use of alchemy gradually declined and was eventually forgotten.

Many years have passed, and in a corner of Lantarna two girls have a fateful meeting. One is Resna, who has found hope in alchemy and is on her way to the Capital, aiming to travel to the World’s End where the source of the miracle is said to lie.

The other is Valeria, a girl who has lost her memories and now lives in the city while doing rough work as an adventurer for the Moonlit Society.

Behind them looms the shadow of the group known as the Polar Night Alchemists, a dark organization shrouded in mystery. With different motives and ambitions intertwined, the two eventually come closer to the truth that lies dormant on the continent.

Screenshots of Atelier Resleriana's World

Characters - Resna's Side

Resna Sternenlicht - A girl who adores alchemy

  • VA: Saho Shirasu
  • Character Design: Umiu Geso
"Alchemy combines many things to create something completely new. It's simply magical!

A fledgling alchemist. She is very passionate about alchemy and has an unparalleled love and knowledge of the subject, which is evident in her tendency to get excited and talk very fast. Her dream is to revive the neglected art of alchemy and use it to enrich people's lives.

Izana Kokoschka - Resna's best friend striving to become the kingdom's best knight

  • VA: Minami Tanaka
  • Character Design: Umiu Geso
"Phew. Well, we managed to pull it off! You can always trust my hammer to solve all of our problems!"

A charming and innocent beastgirl and Resna's best friend. She has dreamed of becoming a knight since she was a child. She and Resna have sworn to each other that they will make their dreams come true, and they support and encourage each other. Influenced by her father, a blacksmith, she uses a huge hammer as a weapon. She is very passionate when it comes to hammers.

■■■■■■ /Roman - A mysterious good-natured adventurer

  • VA: Yuya Hirose
  • Character Design: Umiu Geso
"Look, I'm just your average, handsome adventurer."

A self-proclaimed "handsome adventurer" Resna meets in the capital. He seems to be interested in alchemy and asks to join Resna and her friends. He is a cheerful, good-natured fellow, but also a skilled adventurer who can handle anything with ease.

Saskia - Resna's strict but kind mentor

  • VA: Mamiko Noto
  • Character Design: Umiu Geso
"Let me take care of that. I can fix it with alchemy, easy!"

Resna's alchemy mentor. She met Resna in a village where she stopped on her journey and taught her the basics of alchemy. She usually has a cheerful and straightforward personality, but when it comes to alchemy, she can show a stern side. She is also rather careless in her personal life, and Resna often has to take care of her.

Screenshots of the Characters from Resna's Side

Characters - Valeria's Side

Valeria - A mysterious battle professional

  • VA: Manami Numakura
  • Character Design: tokki
"I just woke up one day three years ago. I don't remember anything before that."

A warrior with amnesia. Relying on her excellent fighting skills, she and Heidi tend to take on a variety of rough jobs. With no memory of her past, she spends her days trying to figure out who she really is. She has a strong and outspoken personality, but is surprisingly weak when pressured by others.

Heidi - Valeria's hard-working partner

  • VA: Naomi Ohzora
  • Character Design: tokki
"Well, what my partner says goes. Go get 'em, partner!"

A good-natured companion. She has ended up in the capital after escaping from all sorts of things and plans to work as an adventurer to earn money and one day turn her life around.  She is not much of a fighter, but she can handle herself well and helps Valeria with tactical support during battles.

Flocke Cerha - A caring but daring peddler

  • VA: Yuko Ono
  • Character Design: tokki
"I'm just glad you enjoyed it! That's what makes me the happiest."

A lively girl who runs a peddling business. She lives with Valeria and Heidi and supports them in their daily lives. She spends her days trying to be a good girl, praying to the stars every day and hoping that her parents, who suddenly disappeared one day, will come back to her.

Lanze Dach - A sailor with a broken heart

  • VA: Katsuyuki Konishi
  • Character Design: tokki
"ou should deposit that cole at the Bank of Lanze. I've got a juicy tip. You'd double it in no time!"

A drink-loving former sailor. He used to be a well-known sailor with a rough personality, but a certain incident drove him to spend his days drinking. He often gets drunk and ends up being taken care of by Flocke, whom he worships as an angel.

Screenshots of the Characters from Valeria's Side


Also featuring characters from past series!  A new story takes place in a new setting!

Game Cycle

The game cycle is based on familiar elements of the Atelier series: gathering, synthesis, and battles. The story can be progressed without using stamina, making you want to keep going!
In addition, the home screen changes as the story progresses!


Step into an unknown dungeon!

Explore dungeons and gather materials needed for synthesis!
There are many ways of gathering!
There is a boss at the end of the dungeon! The next difficulty level is unlocked once it is cleared.  The higher the difficulty level, the better the rewards!

Aim for high scores in score battles

Materials for synthesis can also be collected in “Score Battles". The higher the score in the Score Battle, the better the reward!
Aim for a higher score by avoiding damage, or by dealing a lot of damage with a single attack!


The synthesis system, a signature feature of the Atelier series, is optimized for easy and rewarding play. Combine the traits assigned to the characters and materials to create your optimal solution
After unlocking a recipe, select the characters and materials you want for synthesis. Create your optimal items based on each character's traits and "Gift Color"
Characters go all out in synthesis scenes! Experiment with your favorite characters!
The mana required for synthesis recovers over time. Try out various combinations to synthesize your perfect item!


Battles are timeline-based. The key is to watch the turn order and obtain "effect panels" for your party.
By using the synthesized items, the battle situation might turn in your favor...!?
Use the three skills in each character's arsenal according to the battle situation!
Obtain Burst Panels and watch the flashy animations when using burst skills!

Atelier base and the Royal Capital City

An atelier in the otherworld created by Saskia. Alchemists gather here to synthesize.
"Training Quests", “Materials Quests" and "stamina recovery" are available at a café in the royal capital.
You may find yourself exploring around town. Try talking to anyone that catches your eye!

Train your favorite characters!

Training Quests

Use stamina to earn experience points and obtain materials to enhance your characters!

Grow Board

Unlock the panels you want to enhance your character with. Using "power up materials", "items" and "memoria", you can enhance your characters through various methods! Depending on how you grow your characters, even 1★ characters can stand out!


Illustration cards of famous scenes and what-if scenes from the Atelier series. Equip them to strengthen your character.