Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg hits Switch July 13th, 2023
Mixing in a bit of new magic
Just two weeks after its reveal, Koei Tecmo has announced a release date for Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg. The title is set to arrive on Switch Feb. 13th, 2023, and that’s a worldwide release date. Over in Japan, there will be standard edition for 6,380 yen, and “Premium Box” and “Special Collection Box” limited editions for 10,230 yen and 19,800 yen, respectively. Finally, a Digital Deluxe Edition will also be available for 8,580 yen.
The Premium Box includes a copy of the game, art book, clear card set, and “1997 & 2023” soundtrack selection CD. The Special Collection Box includes the Premium Box content, a B2 tapestry, special data book, acrylic diorama stand, and set of 20 clear bookmarks. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes a copy of the game, “Another Look” costume set (33 costumes), “Gust Extra Background Music Pack,” and the original PlayStation title Atelier Marie Plus: The Alchemist of Salburg. Those who snag the standard physical or digital edition can upgrade for 2,420 yen via the “Digital Deluxe Upgrade,” which includes all Digital Deluxe Edition content.
Wondering what’s new in Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg? Here’s a breakdown of additional content:
- Unlimited Mode – Play without the five-year graduation deadline.
- Additional Events – Discover new sides and charms to each character through additional events between characters.
- Professor Ingrid’s Assignments – Assignments that serve as a guidepost for clearing the game, allowing you to quickly determine the answer to question “What should I do next?” common when playing high freedom RPGs.
The Japanese voice cast for the game was also revealed, which you can find below:
- Marlone (Marie) (voiced by Haruna Ikezawa)
- Schia Donnerstag (voiced by Tsumugi Oosawa)
- Enderk Yard (voiced by Juurouta Kosugi)
- Ingrid (voiced by Tsumugi Oosawa)
- Fairy (voiced by Tsumugi Oosawa)
Finally, you can see a full breakdown of what Atelier Marie Remake: The Alchemist of Salburg has to offer below, via a translation courtesy of Gematsu.
At the Royal Academy of Magic (the Academy for short), Marie is failing in her attempts to study alchemy. One day, she is given an atelier by her professor as part of a special graduation exam. In order to graduate, Marie must complete an item that will impress her professor.
But first, Marie must strive to improve her alchemy skills, collect ingredients, and earn money to hire adventurers and buy recipes and utensils… Add all of that to the synthesis, battles, and quests she must undertake, and it’s clear that she has a lot to do before she’s ready for her exam!
It’s up to you to choose where to begin! Work hard to graduate from the Academy, but be sure to enjoy yourself along the way.
Updated Graphics: Marie and Friends Brought to Life with the Latest Technology – Character designs and event illustrations have been revamped, and 2D animations have also been introduced in the remake. In addition, there are now 3D models of characters and stages, so players can enjoy seeing cute mini characters while they move around the map and explore.
Atelier Series Origin, Adapted to Modern Times and Made More Playable – While maintaining the simplicity and flexibility of the original version, the tutorial and navigation of the game’s features have been expanded and improved. The methods of moving around the city and collecting items in the field have also been modified to meet modern-day demands, ensuring that the remake is even more comfortable and easier to play.
New Elements Added to Further Enhance the Game Experience – Fans of the original version of the game, along with newcomers to the Atelier series, will be delighted by the variety of new elements that have been added to the remake. With the new Unlimited Mode, which allows you to play at a more relaxed pace, and the addition of new events that enable interactions with new characters, you can further enjoy the world of Atelier Marie.