Gust has published even more new screenshots for their upcoming town-building Atelier spinoff game, Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World. As the previous screenshot batch covered the town management system, this time they are explaining the Exploration and Interaction aspects of this Atelier crossover game.
At first, you can only explore a few locations in the Exploration mode. But as you reach the final destination of a field, more new routes and even locations will be available. You will also need to invest some of your hard-earned money in order to unlock the new routes.
You are allotted a limited amount of time during explorations, and you can choose whether to walk or run. Walking lets you gather materials in the middle but you may end up running out of time before reaching the goal. Running will allow you to reach the final destination quicker but is also more prone to disadvantageous enemy encounters.
This batch also includes screenshots of interactions between characters. Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists will have more than 500 events from interactions between characters from the same title, such as Raze and Ulrika from Mana Khemia 2, to those from entirely different sub-series like Judie and Elie.
Nelke & the Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World will be released for PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch first in Japan on January 31. The North American release on March 26 and the European release on March 29 will also have a PC Steam version in addition to the PS4 and Switch.