That is right folks…. the end of the Alchemists of Arland trilogy does not mean we will be seeing the end of the Altelier franchise – with Gust today announcing at the Dengeki Game Festival in Akihabara that they are working on a project codenamed Project A14, the next installment in the Atelier series exclusive for the Playstation 3. The even better news is that we won’t have to wait all that long, with the tentative release date set at June 2012 for Japan – and assumingly NIS America will be picking this up sooner or later for English distribution.
As this would be a new installment entirely, the world, characters and gameplay system are being completely redesigned and redeveloped – hopefully to be more battle-oriented than past installments. There was a teaser trailer unveiled at the event which I assume will be made available online very soon… so expect more on this game soon!