An older Atelier entry gets a modern update
One of the earlier entries in the Atelier series is getting remade for current systems. Atelier Marie Remake reimagines the original Atelier Marie: The Alchemist of Salburg, and it arrives for Switch, PS4, PS5, and PC this summer.
The news arrived yesterday during the Japanese broadcast of the Nintendo Direct. While it wasn’t shown in the English-language Direct, Koei Tecmo America has launched a site saying that the remake will arrive this summer. We reached out and a Koei Tecmo representative confirmed that this summer is the worldwide release window.
Here’s the trailer from yesterday’s Direct:
The original Atelier Marie was the first in the now long-running Atelier series. First released in 1997 for the PlayStation, then later ported to Sega Saturn and Windows, it is the origin of the series. It follows Marie’s quest to create something outstanding, to stand out in her class.
Back to the origin
With the Atelier series seeming to pick up steam in the west with each new entry, it’s neat to see Koei Tecmo return to its roots. While Atelier Marie has seen many ports over the years, this starting slice of the series hasn’t seen an official North American release yet.
For fans of the workshop-driven RPG series, this could be a good chance to see how it all started, but with a fresh update and look that adheres closer to recent entries like Ryza and Sophie.
Meanwhile, Atelier Ryza 3 was originally slated to arrive this month. But the team recently announced it’s taking a one-month delay and pushing the third entry in Ryza’s adventure back to March 24.