Gust Introduces Atelier Lulua’s Piana and Kristoff
Gust has provided more information on its latest Atelier title, Atelier Lulua: The Scion of Arland. The details come with a new batch of screenshots and artwork and primarily focus on two cast members for the game: returning character Piana and new character Kristoff Aurel Arland.
Piana previously appeared in Atelier Totori: The Adventurer of Arland, where she was encountered in Frontier Village and had no knowledge of alchemy. In Atelier Lulua, however, Piana has become a full-fledged alchemist and instructor, and acts as protagonist Elmerulia Fryxell’s alchemy teacher. Meanwhile, Kristoff is an adventurer and regarded as an up-and-coming young knight. He is aiming to become the strongest knight and surpass a certain character, most likely from the previous Arland games.
Gust also provided some silhouettes for some characters to be revealed at a later date. The designs of these silhouettes indicate that these are of Rorona, Totori, and Meruru, the heroines of the previous three Arland games.
Atelier Lulua sees the series return to the setting of Arland and comes shortly after recent re-releases of the preceding trilogy of games, which are set to be released in North America and Europe in December. Atelier Lulua is being developed for PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and PC, with Koei Tecmo revealing that the game will be released in North America and Europe in spring 2019.