Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg, which puts you in charge of your own workshop, is coming to PC and console this July.
That might sound like fun and, to be fair, it should be – for the player. However, Atelier Marie Remake’s protagonist, Marie, has been given five years to produce something outstanding or be booted out of her class.
Five years might seem like a lot but this budding alchemist has to really pull all the stops out. A potion that makes you sneeze fairy dust just isn’t going to cut it, and that’s where you come in. With your assistance, she gathers ingredients, murders monsters and makes friends with the locals.
Atelier Marie Remake is, as the name suggests, a remake of the original Atelier Marie. It hit the PlayStation in 1997 and later arrived on the Saturn, Android and more. But, one of a series of Atelier games, it never saw a release outside of Japan. It was also Japanese language and only had a fan translation until now.
Now, this July, you’ll be able to experience this alchemy-based JRPG, thanks to Koei Tecmo Europe and developer Gust Studios (insert your own fart joke here). It’s arriving this July 13th on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam. Sorry, Xbox owners, it’s skipping your console for now
As a remake, it’s set to improve on the original in a few ways. It has a mode that does away with the five year time limit, so you can brew and battle at your own pace. And there’ll also be new in-game social events. Yes, in a shock twist for anyone who’s worked retail, your customers aren’t terrible
You can wishlist Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg on Steam right now, and pick it up digitally on PS4, PS5, PC and Switch this July 13th.