Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland was the first installment in the Alchemists of Arland franchise as well as being the first installment in the Atelier series to be released on the Playstation 3. Unlike future installments there were a number of mechanics and visual differences that separated Atelier Rorona and when it come to the “Plus” Playstation Vita ports it was skipped over in favor of Atelier Totori Plus and Atelier Meruru Plus.
Instead Gust have chosen to work on a whole new remake of Atelier Rorona under the title New Atelier Rorona: The Origin Story of the Alchemist of Arland. This title is set for release on the 21st November 2013 in Japan for the Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita, with no word on any international release plans.
To highlight the differences between versions, the developer has published a brief minute long video highlighting some comparisons between the two games in its opening minutes.