Koei Tecmo and Gust announced today that Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists has been delayed in Japan to January 2019. This is a town-building spinoff of Gust's long-running Atelier series, which will have over 100 characters from throughout the whole series making an appearance.
This delay also means that 2018 will be a year devoid from an Atelier console game release in Japan - the previous title Atelier Lydie & Suelle released in December 2017. Of course, Gust also recently revealed a new mainline title in Atelier Lulua, which will also be released in 2019.
On this occasion, our company has changed the release date of Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch, which was planned to be released in December 13, 2018, to plan for further quality improvement.
It is now planned to be released on January 31, 2019.
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World will now be released in Japan for PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Nintendo Switch on January 31. The English localization, which replaces the PS Vita release with a PC Steam version, is still slated for release in early 2019 as of this writing.