As if anybody doubted it would happen. NIS America Marketing Coordinator, Ryan Phillips, has hinted at a forthcoming localization for Gust Corporation’s Atelier Totori: Alchemist of Arland 2.
Responding to a fan asking for an Atelier Totori announcement for Christmas, Phillips answered on the PlayStation.Blog: “Oh, we’ll see what we can conjure up here at NISA *wink* Get ready for some after-Xmas presents in 2011”.
Atelier Totori released in Japan this past June. The prequel, Atelier Rorona, released in Japan in June 2009, and in North America/Europe in September/October. Atelier Totori will probably follow the same path, considering NIS is already planning Hyperdimension Neptunia for early 2011, Ar Tonelico Qoga for shortly after, and Disgaea 4 for the summer.
You’ve got to love NIS America. Always localizing games. If only Namco Bandai were as willing.