Mana-Khemia!?February 23, 2007
GUST has announced the ninth Atelier game, though this seems to be the first one without the word “Atelier” in its title. Meanwhile, Atelier Lise has been delayed until April. This makes three non-Ar-tonelico games since Ar tonelico! Where could our sequel be?
Mana-Khemia looks like it could be good, too, though. It puts the Atelier template of alchemy, battles, and quests into a school setting. I hope it ties into the storyline of the other games; so far the only clue that it might is that Pamela makes an appearance. Grand Fantasm could have tied itself in really well, especially considering that Iris was a main character, but for some reason it seemed to nearly ignore the other AI games.