A new trailer for Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World sheds a little light on gameplay changes from previous titles. Some of them are big departures. Nelke cannot use alchemy, but she’s has some huge responsibilities. She will be building and running a town. You can decide where to place shops and assign someone to run them.
Those managers might be faces you recognize. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, there are over 100 characters from past games. The trailer does a great job of showing you some of them and the games in which they first appeared. If you have a favorite legendary alchemist, you will probably see them.
There is more to the game than just meeting old friends. The exploration for new materials is the same, but there is now an action gauge. As you move through an area, you will deplete it. If you are racing to the end and run out too quickly, you might miss something you need. It can also be used in special events for finding important items.
There are two other important gauges to watch. The burst gauge fills as you attack and support the other members in your party of five. Fill it completely, and you can unleash a very powerful attack or powerful defensive move. Each character’s drive gauge fills up with attacks and using the burst gauge. It can help you to speed up your attacks. Strategically managing all of these should keep you party going strong.
If you want a collector’s edition of the game, you have to purchase it from the NISA Online Store. For $99.99 USD, you receive the game, a hardcover art book, a soundtrack, a cloth poster, a Nelke acrylic stand, and a collector’s box. When this article was written, the inventory was below 25%. I’ll pop an image at the bottom, so you can see everything.
Nelke & The Legendary Alchemists: Ateliers of the New World will release on March 26th.
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