Nelke and the Legendary Alchemists: Atelier of a New Land is the next entry in the Atelier series from Gust and will feature, for the first time, a girl who cannot use alchemy as its protagonist. Nelke von Luchetam is an ace scholar of noble descent and inherits lordship of a village called Vestbalt. Lady von Luchetam desires to provide for her people through hard work and learning how to utilize an ancient, untouched artifact called the Grantzvite Tree which will allow her to build Vestbalt into a thriving, beautiful city from its humble beginnings.
Among her quest Nelke will be accompanied by a fully nostalgic and star-studded cast of characters from across the various Atelier games including Rorona (young version), Marie, Meruru, Sophie, Vio, Klein, Vayne, and many more. There’s even a silhouette sheet of the cast hinting that we might see Firis, Totori, Lotte, Elie, Escha, Logy, Stella, and Lilie. These legendary alchemists will come to the aid of young Nelke as she comes into power with her peaceful quest that is sure to have its fair share of unexpected dangers and challenges. Players will learn more about the characters from the Atelier franchise as Nelke’s friendship with each grows. There will also be new characters. Players can earn money through the creation of a local economy of ateliers and shops, among other things, as they develop Vestbalt the way that they see fit.